Effective micro-organisms

Effective Micro-organisms or EM is a technology developed in the 1980s by the Japanese Professor Dr Teruo Higa. Naturally occurring micro-organisms such as yeasts, lactic acid bacteria, photosynthetic bacteria and fungi are cultured in combination. As EM they are used...

Dr Vinodh Krishnamurthy

Dr Vinodh Krishnamurthy | Dr Vinodh Krishnamurthy, microbiologist, who in the mid-2000s was managing the Soil Foodweb Inc., laboratory services at Laverstoke Park Farm. Vinodh has always been fascinated with “bugs” and this interest made him to pursue his career in...

Hygiene hypothesis

Hygiene hypothesis | The notion that the human immune system may not develop fully in the absence of early exposure to microbes and parasites because natural checks on unwanted immune responses that can lead to allergy are lacking. See also | Biodiversity....