Reimagining the global food system with soil microbiome
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Reimagining our global food system

Reimagining our global food system is an urgent priority and Pivot Bio are doing just that with their soil microbiome product. They’re replacing synthetic nitrogen nitrogen application and thus decreasing nutrient runoff. This runoff contributes to an almost unbelievable 400+ dead zones around the world.

Their Proven product is claimed to;

“- Currently, Proven 40 replaces about 20% of a customer’s synthetic nitrogen.
– Growers replaced 36 pounds of synthetic fertilizer per acre on average without impacting yield.
– Across the program, participants replaced synthetic nitrogen on a total of 725,000 acres, avoiding more than 80,000 metric tons of CO2e — roughly the same amount of CO2e generated by annual electricity use in 15,000 homes.
– N-OVATOR participants replaced nearly 12,000 tons of synthetic fertilizer. Pivot says this is the largest reduction of its kind ever recorded.
– Pivot’s microbes were used on more than 3 million acres of U.S. cropland in 2022, a 300% year-over-year growth for the second year in a row.”

Reimagining the global food system starts on the farm and ends on the fork (or waste bin!). Technology is a critical tool to sustainably, healthily and equitably feeding the global population within planetary boundaries.

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