Effective microorganisms ( EM ) are a combination of bacteria, yeast and fungi that are grown in a special culture. They are used in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture to improve soil quality and increase crop production.
How do effective microorganisms work?
EM improve soil quality by releasing nutrients and regulating soil pH. They can also act as natural pesticides by killing harmful bacteria and fungi.
Are effective microorganisms safe for the human organism?
EM are generally safe for the human body as they are natural microorganisms found in nature. They are also used in many foods and cosmetics.
According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EM can be classified as safe for human consumption as long as they are used in the prescribed amounts.