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Origin: Invented by the “father of chemical warfare” 
While half the world’s food supply comes from crops grown with some sort of ammonia fertilizer Fritz Haber pioneered, his efforts and intelligence were also used for evil. During World War I, the German chemist spent a good deal of time developing and weaponizing poison gas— specifically chlorine—which led some declaring him a war criminal.



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