Invest in regenerative agriculture

In the past 50 years, we have lost 70% of biodiversity in soils globally, with 30 football fields of fertile soil being lost every minute, due to soil degradation. The dichotomy between the need for better soil health and the importance of food security has created a new regenerative agriculture

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An industry committed to the need for innovation

This week I attended the F&ANext event at the Wageningen Campus. Back in person, this year’s event was focused on the transformation of global food systems, as the urgency to radically transform our food chain grows. The event started with an interesting tour of Wageningen Campus including the World Soil Museum,

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Reducing agriculture’s impact on climate change

Agrochemicals such as synthetic fertilisers and fungicides are extensively used to improve yield and fight plant pathogens. Synthetic fertilisers are mainly composed of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium compounds to help improve plant growth and yields. To produce synthetic fertilisers, we rely heavily on our natural resources which are depleting over

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Putin’s penalty for global agriculture

On 24 February 2022, the world stood still and gasped at the news that Russia had begun an invasion of Ukraine, escalating the Russo-Ukrainian War that started following the Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity in 2014. In the morning, Putin announced a “special military operation”, missiles and airstrikes were deployed on

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FA Bio appoint Adrian Percy as Non-Executive Director

Dr Adrian Percy FA Bio further strengthen their proposition with the insight and experience of Adrian Percy as NED FA Bio, the revolutionary agriculture microbial discovery and development company, announced today that it has appointed Adrian Percy, one of the world’s top leaders in the agriculture field, as Non-Executive Director.

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Making a positive difference this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been celebrated for over a century, and this year the theme is ‘gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’. The world will be celebrating women’s achievements, raising awareness against bias, and taking action for equality. #BreakTheBias As a female entrepreneur in the agriculture industry, we can

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Promoting plant growth sustainably

Dr Vijayalakshmi Gunasekaran At FA Bio, we are focused on identifying superior microbes with the potential of being developed into microbial products such as biofertilisers, biostimulants and biocontrol.  As the R&D Lead at FA Bio, my mission is to take soil samples captured with our SporSenZ technology, identify active microbes

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Protecting our global food security

Dr Kerry O’Donnelly Weaver It is a well-known fact that as a planet, we need to grow more food. Yet we have less resources to do so, with less fertile land, water shortages and constantly declining yields. The challenge of finding new and innovative ways to secure food for our

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A new year brings new beginnings …

As FA Bio head into the new year of 2022, we start with a growing team of expert scientists and a renewed passion and drive to identify sustainable farming solutions. At FA Bio we have a pioneering team of scientists who carry out skilled genomic, microbiological and glasshouse experiments. They

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How FA Bio can help restore the water quality of our rivers

The Environmental Audit Committee has warned that poor water quality in English rivers results from chronic underinvestment and multiple failures in monitoring, governance, and enforcement. In a report published on 13th January, the Environmental Audit Committee found only 14% of English rivers meet good ecological status, with pollution from “agriculture,

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FA Bio appoint five specialist advisors to strengthen their offering

As FA Bio focus on their new mission, they appoint five specialist advisors to help navigate their journey to identifying sustainable farming solutions. Following the announcement to pivot their mission from offering diagnosis tools to identifying sustainable farming solutions, FA Bio have enlisted the advice and guidance of five prestigious

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FA Bio Collaborate with UK Growers

FA Bio collaborate with UK growers as part of their cereal microbial sampling campaign During the month of October (2021) FA Bio have distributed 500 of their SporSenZ sensors, a unique soil microbial screening technology, to UK cereal growers as part of their campaign to discover superior soil microbes.  

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The next ‘Green Revolution’

Our CEO and Co-Founder Ángela de Manzanos Guinot, PhD Since the Green Revolution, which started in the 1960s, the levels of crops grown and harvested per unit area of land have massively increased at a great cost to the global environment. Over the past 40 years the Earth has lost

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