It’s also important to note that 50% of organic farms are using organic mulch/compost and 41% are using no-till or minimum till cropping. There are drastic differences in soil health resulting from applying synthetic nitrogen fertilizer versus manure versus composted manure versus cover crops to your soil. Numerous studies show this, the longest ongoing ones being from the Morrows Plots at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Rather than depleting soil organic carbon/fertility as synthetic nitrogen fertilizer does, manures, compost, and cover crops all improve fertility and carbon reservoirs when properly used–especially so in the case of compost and cover crops. Soil microbiologist Dr. Elaine Ingham rightfully attributes the benefits of compost use to the introduction of massive quantities of beneficial soil microbes created during the hot composting process. Those symbiont microbes mine nutrition and water from the soil for the plants in exchange for carbohydrates the plants produce through photosynthesis.
In November 1942, the Italian cyclist Fausto Coppi took "seven packets of amphetamine" to beat the world hour record on the track.  In 1960, the Danish rider Knud Enemark Jensen collapsed during the 100 km team time trial at the Olympic Games in Rome and died later in hospital. The autopsy showed he had taken amphetamine and another drug, Ronicol , which dilates the blood vessels. The chairman of the Dutch cycling federation, Piet van Dijk, said of Rome that "dope – whole cartloads – [were] used in such royal quantities."