- Microbes in soil and crops can help mitigate the effects of industrialized farming on the planet.
- Loam Bio, a farming startup, has developed a microbial fungi that can help soil store more carbon than conventional regenerative agriculture.
- Environmentally-friendly biological fertilizers and pesticides are becoming more popular, driven by the need to hit climate targets and tighter regulation on synthetic inputs.
- Microbial technology represents an opportunity to mitigate the environmental impact of a food system that contributes up to a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.
- Microbial products are cheaper and longer-lasting than conventional fertilizers and pesticides and may provide economic and environmental benefits.
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Microbes on the farm: a solution for climate change?
Microbial technology in soil and crops can mitigate the environmental effects of industrialized farming and help hit climate targets. Loam Bio and other farming startups have developed microbial products that are cheaper and longer-lasting than conventional fertilizers and pesticides.