Eating crops from a fertilized field, or meat from animals that have grazed on a fertilized pasture, does not pose any health risks for animals or humans.
On the contrary, the nutrients in the fertilizer required for crop growth, are the same nutrients required for human growth and development. It is a fact that approximately half of the world’s population today has food on the table due to fertilizers.
Careful fertilizing is key to increasing crop yields on existing farmland, which in turn helps combat disorders caused by malnutrition.
In countries where specific nutrient deficiencies are a problem, fortifying fertilizers with the relevant micronutrients have also helped better the health of large populations.
Zinc and selenium are two examples of minerals that have been successfully applied to fertilizers to combat deficiencies in large populations.