(NAPSI)—The last few years have seen a substantial increase in the number of products containing microbes in the market. Microbes are living organisms, such as bacteria or fungi, that are too small for the naked eye. They are found all around us and present rich opportunities to advance our lives.
These tiny living beings are increasingly being found in another place important to our livelihoods: on the farm. While microorganisms occur naturally in the soil (in fact, the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service reports there are more microorganisms in a teaspoon of soil than people on Earth1), America's farmers are adding microbes to crops to grow healthier plants.