News Jul 06, 2010
Green Revolution’s Dark Side Effect: Disease
Alan Townsend. View Biography
By Clint Talbott
Disease in humans and animals has been rising while human use of agricultural fertilizer has skyrocketed. A team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Colorado cites evidence that those two trends are related, but they say much is still unknown.
The relationship between “nutrient enrichment” and disease involves a “fair amount of smoke and a little bit of fire, though how much fire we don’t know yet,” says Alan R. Townsend, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at CU.
He and his colleagues hope for more widespread research on this topic, which has large implications for human and ecosystem health.
News Source: Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine
ENVS Faculty: Alan Townsend
ENVS News Category: Media Story
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