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Effective Microorganisms, EM

Effective Microorganisms, or EM, refers to a combination of three groups of microbes: lactic acid bacteria, yeast, and phototrophic bacteria. See below for the list of species for each group -- USA version.

EM•1 refers to the actual liquid that contains the three group of microbes. The full product name in the U.S. is EM•1 Microbial Inoculant.


EM•1 Microbial Inoculant

To purchase EM-1, in the U.S., please visit TeraGanix.com or call them at 866-369-3678 (their toll free number) to find your nearest retailer.
For Hawaii, please visit EMHawaii.com; for Alaska, contact TeraGanix; and for all other areas outside the U.S., see our Directory.
-- Adrima is not affiliated with TeraGanix or EM Hawaii.


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EM-1EM-1 Microbial Inoculant
12 fl oz, 32 fl oz, 1 gallon, and 5-gallon sizes

MADE IN USA

EM-1 is OMRI Listed (Organic Materials Review Institute, omri.org) and can be used by certified organic operations.

Accelerates composting.
Ferment organic matter to make fermentation starter to recycle all food waste.
Improves soil structure and drainage.
For organic lawn maintenance.
Eliminates bad odors.
Improves water quality.
Clean without using any of the chemicals.

EM-1 ingredients (U.S. version, May 2010)

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
Microorganisms: 1 million colony forming units/cc (units/ml), 1%: Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus delbrueckii, Bacillus subtilis, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Rhodopseudomonas palustris.

INACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
96% Water and 3% Molasses

The key to EM-1 is the combination of 3 groups of microorganisms: lactic acid bacteria (found in pickled foods, yogurt, cheese, etc.), yeast (same as bakers' yeast and brewers' yeast), and phototrophic bacteria (found in soil, waste, worm castings, etc.) Together, they work differently than on their own.

Lactic Acid Bacteria
L. plantarum in saliva (first isolated); liquefies gelatin
[foods found in: sauerkraut, pickles, brined olives, kimchi, Nigerian ogi, sourdough, cheeses, fermented sausages, stockfish]
L. casei in human intestine and mouth; known to improve digestion and reduce lactose deficiency and constipation ; complements growth of L. acidophilus
[foods found in: cheddar cheese, green olives]
L. fermentum [foods found in: sourdough]
L. delbrueckii [foods found in: yogurt, mozzarella cheese, pizza cheese, Hartkäse, Berg-Alpkäse, Bleu de Bresse, Bleu de Gex, Fourme d'Ambert]

Bacillus subtilis commonly found in soil; can survive extreme heat; natural fungicidal activity; used in alternative medicine; can convert explosives into harmless compounds; used in safe radionuclide waste; produces amylase enzyme (present in saliva; breaks down starch into sugar)
[foods found in: Japanese natto (fermented soy beans), Korean cheonggukjang (fermented soybean paste)]

Yeast
S. cerevisiae brewing and baking, top-fermenting yeast (ale)
[foods found in: baked breads, coffeecakes, pastries, croissants]
[beverages found in: beer, wine, mead, cider, vinegar]

Phototrophic Bacteria
R. palustris naturally found in soil and water, a food source for small organisms (zooplanktons, small crustacea); a natural detoxifier; degrades odors in agricultural and industrial waste; stimulates growth of actinomycetes (white 'mold') which suppresses the growth of pathogenic fungi, improves soil structure, humus formation, helps soil retain water, and breaks down tough plant materials; benefits growth of certain crops and fruits; also found in earthworm droppings, swine waste lagoons, marine coastal sediments, pond water. [foods found in: Swiss cheese]
10/30/2010


EM-1 Microbial Inoculant

To purchase EM-1, in the U.S., please visit TeraGanix.com or call them at 866-369-3678 (their toll free number) to find your nearest retailer.
For Hawaii, please visit EMHawaii.com; for Alaska, contact TeraGanix; and for all other areas outside the U.S., see our Directory.
-- Adrima is not affiliated with TeraGanix or EM Hawaii.