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Study: food waste helps plants resist viruses

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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.

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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.