Pressure mounts on fertiliser co-ops ...

Pressure mounts on fertiliser co-ops after US company stops Western Sahara phosphate imports

Pressure is mounting on fertiliser companies to stop importing phosphate from the Western Sahara after the withdrawal of a major United States company involved in the controversial trade. Lobby group Western Sahara Resource Watch says from the beginning of next year the number of importers will have fallen to only three - New Zealand co-operatives Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Ravensdown, and Paradip of India.

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