Building on 20 plus years as a researcher in agricultural products, Dr. Teruo Higa, a professor of horticulture, developed EM•1® Microbial Inoculant in the late 1960’s and revealed the product to the public in 1982 after over a decade of preliminary research. Since then EM•1® Microbial Inoculant is now in use in over 120 countries and manufactured in 60. It was first developed to decrease the dependency on synthetic chemicals to help farmers produce more foods at a lower cost. It has come a long way since then, now uses include crop production, animal husbandry, wastewater treatment, nutrient reduction, bioremediation, water treatment, and human health.
EM•1® is a live culture of naturally-occurring beneficial microorganisms including several species of lactic acid bacteria, yeast, and photosynthetic bacteria. The manufacturing process is a long fermentation that stabilizes the microbes for long shelf stability and allows for the production of metabolic by-products called metabolites. These metabolites include enzymes, bio-available vitamins (A, C, D, and B-complex), amino acids, organic acids, small amounts of plant hormones, bacteriocins and the microbes.
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