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New Fertilizer Revolutionizes French Agriculture

New Fertilizer Revolutionizes French Agriculture
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A new, organic fertilizer created in France’s Averyon region utilizes a specially developed strain of fungus to speed up organic decomposition without any of the harmful side-effects of chemical fertilizer. Already in use by 5,000 of France’s 350,000 farmers and becoming a hot item on the international market, it just may step up to challenge the global dominance of chemical fertilizers. Photo Credit: Sustainable sanitation via Flickr.

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2:53AM PDT on Jul 23, 2012

Great :)

12:10AM PDT on May 9, 2012

Very promising.

Many developing nations like India are just blindly following multinational companies in agriculture without doing a thorough analysis. Many times, the farmers would have paid more for fertilizers than they get for their corps. So every year, there are 1000s of suicides by farmers as can't repay their loans

5:02PM PDT on May 8, 2012

This is so good to hear about! I do hope it becomes explosive and people all over the world will start using it :)

11:41AM PDT on May 6, 2012

Our charity, NPI, has improved the above fertilization technique by adding a bioactivated biochar to the soil at a a rate of 8 to 10 percent. The biochar acts to increase natural soil fertility, and by first soaking the biochar (for 24 hours) ... in a mix of manure effluent, fungus, compost/ healthy soil (diluted w/ water), we get a product that typically increases crop yields 200 to 300 percent.

7:46AM PDT on May 5, 2012

Brilliant!

7:06AM PDT on May 5, 2012

There are many people out there with healthier solutions to many of our problems and I applaud this group for having a conscience and the tenacity to follow through. I worry about big corporations (e.g. Monsanto) hurting this group of people and their product.

I agree with Lydia too that US farmers do look for an easy solution. Yet I think a lot of their issues come from the stress of productivity and the fear of losing out to big farming corporations (which is happening everyday).

6:36PM PDT on May 4, 2012

this is great news

5:56PM PDT on May 4, 2012

Wish the USA was more progressive in areas of health .The EU are so far ahead in so many ways.

9:45AM PDT on May 4, 2012

...and the NAME of this miracle product?? Or did I miss something?

9:31AM PDT on May 4, 2012

Oh, I just noticed the video there... haha oops! *goes to watch it*

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