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How gut bacteria controls gene expression through “interspecies communication”

Imagine a tiny microbe living inside you with the power to control the activity of your DNA. Scientists are increasingly discovering how much control our gut bacteria may actually have over us, with a new study describing how individual bacteria can secrete a molecule that literally turns genes off or on. Epigenetics is a field of study looking at what mechanisms… Read more »

Almost 2,000 previously unknown bacteria discovered in the human gut

Nearly 2,000 previously unknown species of gut bacteria have been discovered by a team of international researchers using novel metagenomic data. The discovery greatly expands our knowledge of the microbial species living inside us, and establishes new computational methods to help reconstruct and identify undiscovered bacterial genomes. Inside all of us there lies a vast population of trillions of microorganisms. Our… Read more »

EM and its Impact on the Quality of Compost

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When composting organic materials we are looking to re-purpose large amounts of waste by-products and also have an end product that is going to enhance soils. Composting is the decomposition of organic solid wastes. The composting process involves decomposition of organic material into a humus-like material, which provides food for our soils and nutrients for plants. Traditional composting requires four… Read more »

Effect of EM on Fungal Infections in the Soil

I stumbled across this paper recently as a client was asking about the effect of EM on Fusarium and I thought it would be relevant to a lot of our growers. This trial published in the Polish Journal of Natural Sciences in 2008 looked at the Effect of fungal infection and the application of the biological agent EM on the rate of… Read more »

World’s Largest Study on the Human Gut Reveals Connection to These Mental Health Problems

The largest study of all time on the human gut has been underway since 2012 and they are discovering some remarkable things. Scientists have been collecting fecal samples from around the world and tirelessly analyzing and comparing samples. Believe it or not, people have been paying $99 each to send their own stool samples along with oral and skin samples… Read more »

Links between gut microbes and depression strengthened

The once-wild idea that intestinal bacteria influence mental health has transformed into a major research pursuit. Just ten years ago, the idea that microorganisms in the human gut could influence the brain was often dismissed as wild. Not any more. Links between the central nervous system and the trillions of bacteria in the gut — the microbiota — are now… Read more »

Workshop Bokashi maken voor de tuin

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Roeach organiseert twee informatieve workshops over Bokashi met de Bokashi-keukenemmer. Bokashi is het Japanse woord voor “goed gefermenteerd organisch materiaal”. Het is een manier om je organische resten om te zetten tot een zeer rijke bodemverbeteraar. Bokashi is het resultaat van een eeuwenoude techniek: fermentatie. Janet Pasveer van Roeach legt uit: “Tine en ik werken al enige tijd met Bokashi. In… Read more »