Tony Benson, Managing Director at Applied DNA Sciences Europe Ltd, explains the consequences of counterfeit fertilizer and how the supply chain can be protected with molecular DNA tagging.
Given fertilizer’s relatively low value and difficulty in handling, it is almost alarming to think that this product is a prime target for counterfeiters. Unfortunately, as in many other cases, there appear to be no boundaries to the items counterfeited, and the impact cannot be underestimated.