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In this section we have articles, speeches, books, and multi media documenting extensive sulfur deficiencies in the USA and around the world. The main causes of sulfur deficiency have been the move to petroleum based fertilizer in the 1940s and '50s and The Clean Air Acts of the 1980s which further reduced the amount of sulfur in the air, lessening the amount of sulfur put into the soil by rain.

Breaking the sulfur cycle in the early 1950s by encouraging widespread use of petroleum based fertilizers triggered a huge incidence in every kind of degenerative disease which fueled pharmaceutical profits.Removing sulfur from the air via scrubbers on factory smokestacks in the 1980s under the Clean Air Acts may have cleaned our air, but it also worsened this already bad sulfur deficiency.  


 "Could Sulfur Deficiency Be a Contributing Factor in Obesity, Heart Disease, Alzheirimer's, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?" by Stephanie Seneff, PhD., 15 September 2010

 "Organic Sulfur: The Missing Link to Regenerating Cellular Health, Boosting Immunity and Reducing Pain and inflammation" by John Hammell

"Questions & Answers" - an excerpted interview with Patrick McGean, Study Director and Founder of the Live Blood & Cellular Matrix Study 

Sulphur in Kansas: Plant, Soil, and Fertilizer Considerations
by Ray E Lemond, Extension Agronomy Specialist, Soil Fertility and Soil Management

Crops Require Sulfur: Documents Sulfur Deficiency in Mississippi  

Documents Sulfur Deficiency in North Dakota  

Documents Sulfur Deficiency in Kansas  

Documents Sulfur Deficiency in Minnesota  

Documents Sulfur Deficiency in Oklahoma 

Documents Sulfur Deficiency in North Carolina

 Effects of Sulfur Fertilizer on Corn Yield in Missouri

 "Crop Sulfur Fertilizer Choices" (Today's Farmer Online) 

"Effect of Preplant Nitrogen and Sulfur Fertilizer Sources on Strawberry"  


Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson made this speach in 1954 documenting a problem with sulfur deficiency that persists to the present day as we can also see from the articles below which attest to the fact that sulfur deficiency is a common problem over much of North America. 

The four main reasons for sulfur deficiency are 1) higher crop yields; 2) depleted soil organic matter; 3) lower amounts in atmospheric deposition; 4) less sulfur contained as impurities within modern fertilizers and crop protection products. Sulfur is critical to the creation of chlorophyll in plants, and it's from ingesting chlorophyll that we get oxygen into our cells. Sulfur deficient plants are often pale yellow in color, not dark green reflecting this lack of chlorophyll.Sulfur plays a major role in the formation of the proteins needed to sustain life in all biological organisms.

Speech By Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson 

June 14, 1954, to the National Fertilizer Association A statement of note on page 4 (PDF page 5):

"I need not dwell here on the importance of fertilizers in improving our soils. It is encouraging that you continue to increase your production and that farms continue to increase their use of plant food materials. Besides improving our materials and mixed goods, as such, we must continuously study our soil requirements and anticipate our future needs. We know, for example, that many areas of the Southeast may become deficient in sulfur as the trend continues toward use of higher-analysis, lower-sulfur-containing fertilizers. The Department and the Southern States are studying this problem. We have learned so far that only about 5 pounds of sulfur per acre comes down in rainwater in most areas. Once the residual sulfur stored in soils is exhausted, we will probably have to add sulfur in one form or another."


Sulfur: A missing link between soil, crops and nutrition
by Joseph Jez, Editor. Agronomy Monograph 50, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America