Hot StocksBuy, Sell or Hold: Is Mosaic (NYSE: MOS) a Fertile Opportunity?By David Mamos, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - June 24, 2013 • Print | Email View Comments Start the conversationLeave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website − four = 5Comment Some HTML is OK Sign me up for the Money Morning newsletter Planet Earth's inhabitants are expanding by 75 million people per year and are expected to reach a population of 9 billion people by 2050.That's an awful lot of mouths to feed.Furthermore, the land used for agriculture is not growing at the rapid pace it needs to keep up with this demand for food. Therefore, it is critical that farmers get the most out of their crop lands in order to supply the expanding protein-starved population.Money Map subscriber, Wim D., suggested a review of fertilizer producer, The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS), as a business that will benefit from the ever-increasing global population.Fertilizers are added to soil in order supply plant nutrients essential to the growth of crops. There are three basic types of fertilizers: nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (potash).Mosaic is a dominant player in two of the three. The company is the world's largest producer of phosphate and North America's second largest producer of potash. Its products are essential in the growth of corn, rice and cotton among others.