Chemical Fertilizer and Global Warming

Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, the University of Sabaragamuwa Dr. I.P Yapa explains that using chemical fertilizer in farming triggers climatic changes. He added that chemical fertilizer like urea activates with microbes and would emit green house gases. He also noted that chemical fertilizer industry is one of main culprits causing global warming. Teams under the guidance of Dr. Yapa have successfully carried out organic farming projects countrywide. Meanwhile, Secretary to the Ministry of Environment B.M.U.B Basnayake highlighted final touches are being given on the committee report that inquires the impacts of pesticides and arsenic on farmer community in the North-Central province.  News Story Carried in the Main News Bulletin of the SLBC (4.04 min of the clip)

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