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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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