New Fertilizer Revolutionizes French Agriculture

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.

New Fertilizer Revolutionizes French Agriculture
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Warren Webber
Warren Webberabout a year ago

Live long and prosper!

Angel Campbell
Angel Campbell3 years ago

Great :)

Harsha Vardhana R
Harsha Vardhana4 years ago

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

Debbie L.
Debbie Lim4 years ago

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

David Nuttle
Past Member 4 years ago

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.

Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers4 years ago

Brilliant!

Jeanette P.
Jeanette P.4 years ago

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).

Carmen S.
Carmen S.4 years ago

this is great news

Patty Boytos
Patty B.4 years ago

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

Tim B.
Tim B.4 years ago

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