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Electronic "franken-soil" Boosts Crop Growth

• by B.N. Frank

Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration approved gene-edited pork for human consumption as well.  Yikes!  More recently, scientists announced that electronic soil (aka "franken-soil") can be used to increase crop growth.


Electronic 'franken-soil' enhances crop growth by 50%, experiments reveal

by StudyFinds

LINKÖPING, Sweden — Scientists have developed an innovative "electronic soil" that significantly boosts crop growth, with barley seedlings growing 50 percent more when their roots receive electrical stimulation through this "eSoil" layer. This breakthrough, spearheaded by researchers from Linköping University in Sweden, focuses on soilless cultivation, commonly known as hydroponics.