Poison In Our Soil

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Poison In Our Soil

Oxygen is released into the air by plants through photosynthesis.

Plants breath in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen, a fundamental reason that plants of all kinds are essential to our survival.

Plants generate oxygen we need to survive.

The earth doesn’t have enough plants to breathe in and store all the carbon dioxide our activities have been producing and recycle it as fresh oxygen.

So we either have to stop spewing out so much carbon dioxide or find ways to “sequester” it – hold it someplace.

This is the conundrum we now face.

This is the essence of our climate crisis.

There’s no shortage of schemes and dreams to solve this problem.

But what if we’re missing a major piece of the equation?

Most discussion on global warming has focused on the energy issue, both because it’s the most visible cause of carbon dioxide emissions and, more important, because it’s where all the money and political power are concentrated.

Oil, gasoline, “clean” coal, solar, wind, biofuel, and all that goes with those things (wars, power grids, automobile companies, bailouts, deals, lobbying, government appointments) have been hogging our attention.

And so in our daily confusion, we just take for granted we’ll always have food, comfortable lifestyles, cars, and climate-controlled homes.

We take it all for granted – just like breathing.

Now imagine for a minute that someone, maybe Bill Gates, has developed a nanotechnology for sequestering carbon (that is, taking the excess carbon dioxide that causes global warming from the air and holding it in a stable, safe form somewhere where it can’t do any damage to the atmosphere).

Maybe it’s a technology you put in the soil to suck up all the carbon we’ve expelled into the air.

Bill will set up a new business called Mycrosoft that’s backed by venture capitalists and has an IPO scheduled for Year 2.

People would be all over this like girls at a Jonas Brothers concert.

Headlines in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal would herald this new technology as the savior of our environment.

Warren Buffet would buy a piece of the business.

Bill Gates would win a Nobel Prize.

All the investors would make a fortune.

The irony is this cutting-edge, breakthrough technology already exists.

It’s just that nobody has figured out how to own it yet.

Actually, it’s just a matter of time until Monsanto figures out a way to make money from it.

Monsanto has been hosting meetings of the Agricultural Carbon Sequestration Standard Committee, along with the USDA, trying to figure out how to make a business out of carbon sequestration in the soil.

This process is facilitated by a company called Novecta, a joint venture of the Iowa and Illinois Corn Growers Associations that provides guidance on crop protection, “value enhanced crops,” and help farmers understand their role in “producing product that is desired by the food, fuel and industrial markets.”

These are smart people who are on to carbon sequestration and trying to get ahead of the market, the government, and the organic community in order to control it and make money from it.

And they have billions of dollars at stake in doing so.

What’s this magical, super-powered natural nanotechnology?

Mycorrhizal fungi.

“Myco” means fungus, and “rrhizal” means roots.

So Mycorrhizal fungi are literally fungi that grow on the roots of plants.

More in the next post!

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