I am very pleased to share with you my November Viewpoint with the thematic focus of “Soil-Centric Agricultural Reformation”. The focus is to reconcile the need for eliminating the hunger and malnutrition with the necessity of restoring the environment.
New research has revealed that some soil bacteria are primed ready to consume the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide when they experience life without oxygen in the environment.
Previously it was thought that bacteria had to first sense nitrous oxide, also known as 'laughing gas', before they could breathe and consume it in place of oxygen.
The latest IUSS Alert (Number 160) for October 2018 is now available here
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