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Stop! Don't Grow Food After A Disaster!


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When disaster strikes and the reconstruction begins, not many people know that there is a danger lurking in their yards and on their land. In this slideshow you will get a brief into the dangers of attempting to grow food after a disaster hits, and ways of solving the problem, in a relatively inexpensive manner.

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Stop! Don't Grow Food After A Disaster!

  1. 1. Stop! Don't Grow Food After A Disaster Unless you follow these tips first...
  2. 2. Natural & Man-made Disasters Are A Fact of Life
  3. 3. And Afterwards We Have To Deal With The Consequences...
  4. 4. But If Life Returns To Normal Too Quickly without much thought about soil safety...
  5. 5. But There Is A Solution...
  6. 6. Environmental Cleanup
  7. 7. But Large-Scale Cleanup is Expensive! Expensive: ● Removing soil from site ● Electrokinetic remediation ● Soil washing, Etc.
  8. 8. Is there a better way ? For the 99%???
  9. 9. Crowdsource It! Community-organized cleanup Using Inexpensive Techniques Available For All ● Bioremediation ● Phytoremediation
  10. 10. Bioremediation The use of bacteria and fungi and plants to break down or degrade toxic chemical compounds. Phytoremediation Approximately 350 plant species, aka hyperaccumulators, uptake toxic materials. ● Sunflowers: radioactive cesium, lead, etc. ● Water hyacinth: arsenic
  11. 11. Drawbacks Only treats surface soil (root zone) Cleanup can be slow BUT...
  12. 12. The Process Can Be Accelerated!
  13. 13. Microbially-Enhanced Phytoremediation Via bio-stimulation, various strains of bacteria can accelerate plant growth rate and mass of plants.
  14. 14. The Result ● Food Safe to Eat ● Parks Safe to Play ● Land Safe to Enjoy
  15. 15. Learn More At: The EPA's Citizen's Guide to Phytoremediation The EPA's Citizen's Guide to Bioremediation Buy microbes for contaminated soil cleanup at the Biodyne Midwest Store Learn more about microbial biostimulation at from Biodyne Midwest's Environoc 401 Application Note