Ag Companies Are Looking To Feed The World With Microbes

By Alexandra Ossola

Farmers looking to grow more, better crops with fewer fertilizers and pesticides may soon find a new tool in their arsenal: microbes.

In the past, microbes have worked in tandem with synthetic agriculture products. Now companies and microbiologists are creating products that rely more heavily on microbes to replace synthetic ones—industry experts estimate that the market could grow to $5 billion by 2021.

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