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What is EM?

EM stands for Effective Micro-organisms and is a mixture of naturally occurring micro-organisms and is used to increase the natural resistance of soil, plant, water, humans & animals.

What does EM consist of?

EM contains several types of effective micro-organisms. Each of these Effective Micro-organisms has special tasks. The micro-organisms also promote each other’s activities. These micro-organisms are collected in the wild; they are not modified and manipulated and are grown naturally. EM contains among others: lactic acid bacteria, yeasts, actinomycetes, photosynthetic bacteria and fungi. So EM is pure nature!

How does EM work?

The special thing about EM is the combination of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. Aerobic means “living with oxygen” and anaerobic means “living without oxygen”. In this scientific world, it was always assumed that these two groups could not possibly live side by side because the conditions under which they live are opposite to each other. Both groups also occur naturally together in the soil. The aerobic and anaerobic micro-organisms have in common that they can convert substances into antioxidants. These have a beneficial effect on the health of soil, plants, people and animals. Micro-organisms work according to the dominance principle, and thus restore the microbial balance.

What is the principle of dominance?

In the world of microorganisms, there are different groups. There is a small group of dominant ‘effective’ microorganisms, a small group of dominant ‘harmful’ microorganisms and a large group of so-called followers. In nature, the group of followers work together with one of the above-mentioned dominant groups. In practice, this means that they belong to the most suitable dominant group. There is a constant power struggle between the effective and the harmful organisms. The “billions of followers” simply wait to see which of the two groups gets the upper hand. Then they adapt and follow or imitate the victor. When the ‘good guys’, the effective micro-organisms, gain the upper hand, they exert their constructive and disease-suppressing influence on all kinds of areas (e.g. air, soil, plants, water, people, animals,…). Proper use of EM in the household, the environment, agriculture and horticulture can promote the increase of effective microorganisms everywhere.

How does EM continue to work?

EM is a living substance and does not work in the same way as an antibiotic or a chemical agent. EM increases the population of beneficial microorganisms. EM does not kill. It is not an antibiotic, but a mixture of life-stimulating microorganisms, known in various food preparations such as beer, wine, sauerkraut,… EM works gradually. Depending on the application, you may expect an effect between a few hours (e.g. odour nuisance) to sometimes several years (e.g.; soil fertility). The effect of EM is partly based on a combination of fermentative microorganisms. The metabolic products that are produced by fermentation are widely known as antioxidants, vitamins and enzymes. Super healthy!