Fungi are one of the most diverse organisms on Earth, contributing to many of the features we know and rely on to maintain life on our planet. Fungi live everywhere and are estimated to make up 50% of our agricultural soils, helping to degrade organic matter and assist in soil aggregation. Fungi produce a wide range of bioactive metabolites which can improve plant growth and supply inorganic nutrients to plants.
As a female founder in the agriculture industry, a sector with predominantly more male representation than female, I’ve been exposed to stereotypes and discrimination and consistently encountered additional challenges to my male counterparts. More needs to be done to break the bias and act for equality, supporting female founders in the same ways as male … Read more