Living on air

On the importance of nitrogen for our nutrition
 

Nitrogen is vital for all life on Earth. It forms the basis for our DNA and proteins and is a natural component of the air that we breathe. But to make nitrogen suitable for consumption, it needs to be converted into a "fixed" form called nutrient nitrogen.

 

In the essay 'Living on air' we follow the route that nitrogen takes from air, rain and soil to our breakfast table.

 


 
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