Study: food waste helps plants resist viruses
In this Aug. 29, 2018, photo, at the Waste Management facility in North Brooklyn, tons of leftover food sits piled up before being processed into "bio-slurry," in New York. The "bio-slurry" can be turned into methane gas at a nearby wastewater treatment plant. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)
Posted at 9:29 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 12:29:28-05
(KERO) — If you need some fertilizer for your plants just give them the extra scraps for your food!
According to research from UC Riverside, fermented food waste could be used to deliver beneficial bacteria to food plants.
11:09 AM, Feb 12, 2020
They also found that beneficial microbes on crops "increased dramatically" when the food waste was added to plant-growing systems in a greenhouse.
Studies show the fermented food waste appears to help plants resist pathogens and could reduce carbon emissions from farming.
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