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Replacing chemistry with biology: Solon firm cultivates problem-solving products with worldwide impact (Cleveland.com)

Neat green rows of lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables rise in a small corner of Rainbow Farms. Some may see the makings of a great salad here. Others see the makings of a better world, a response to the problems of greenhouse gases and global warming. This half-acre plot is a field trial for Rhizolizer, a combination of fermented microbes of fungus and bacteria that has been added to the soil.

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If we really want to sequester more carbon, agriculture can’t be made the enemy, says microbial input startup Locus (AgFunder News)

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report stressing the importance of land management in the ongoing battle to fight climate change. Through deforestation, general human activities, and agriculture, 70% of the Earth’s land surface has been altered, it states, adding to climate-warming emissions and making it more difficult for forests and other ecosystems to store greenhouse gases.

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