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Hi, My name is Land Lady! We have a problem that I need to fix with my powers!
Today, farmers around the world use fertilizers to help crops grow food which helps feed people and animals.
Unfortunately the nitrates in the fertilizer don't always stay in soil, instead they end up in rivers,tributaries and the oceans through run-offs caused by the rain.
The high use of these fertilizers are causing a problem, compared to nitrates which occur naturally in a non-farmed soil.
These Nitrates, which were developed to be good for crops, are really bad for our water ways and oceans.
When there is a build up these nitrates create algae blooms that remove oxygen from the water killing fish, water plants and other marine life. These area's are called "dead zones."
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