Check out the blurb for this article that just appeared on the NY Times’ most e-mailed list:
Shrinking grain stocks and an increasing appetite for meat have collided with a shortage of fertilizer.
This is from the article:
The demand for fertilizer has been driven by a confluence of events, including population growth, shrinking world grain stocks and the appetite for corn and palm oil to make biofuel. But experts say the biggest factor has been the growing demand for food, especially meat, in the developing world.
Somehow the popular media seems to have not yet understood that the simple response is to teach people to avoid eating meat. We have to tell them until it sinks in.