Pivot Bio has launched Connect, a line of snacks designed to accelerate progress towards cleaner air and water by sourcing ingredients grown with microbial nitrogen instead of synthetic nitrogen fertilisers.
French scientists claim that baking bread with wheat fertilized with human urine could slash nitrogen usage from artificial fertilizers, cut costs for farmers and boost yields, and retain nutrients often lost.
A €8.2m ($10m) grant has been given to researchers at the John Innes Center in the UK to develop GM varieties of corn that are able to absorb nitrogen from the atmosphere, thus eliminating the use of fertilisers.
Increased yields of UK wheat varieties through the use of plant growth promoting root bacteria could render chemical fertilizers obsolete, if the preliminary results of a four-year, international study are substantiated.
A supplier of nitrogen gas generators with applications for food and beverage processing says it has updated its lower volume range of products to provide cost and space savings in an increasingly competitive marketplace.