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2018

April 13, 2018 - EM RECIPE

Oct 30, 2018
How to activate EM•1®
(**Activated EM•1 is called EM Activated Solution “EMAS “)

Materials
  1. Water 400 ml
  2. Molasses 20 - 25 ml (or brown sugar 20 - 25 gm)
  3. EM•1 20 - 25 ml
  4. 500-ml bottle
Method
  • Pour 400 ml of water into a measuring cup.
  • Add 20 - 25 ml of molasses (or 20 - 25 gm of brown sugar). Mix well.
  • Add in 20 - 25 ml of EM•1®. Mix well.
  • Pour all contents into the plastic bottle. Make sure to leave about 10% air space.
  • Keep the bottle tightly closed and leave in a warm place (i.e. 20 - 40oC) for 7 – 10 days.
  • Loosen the cap a few times over the 10 days to release pent-up gas.
  • When gas formation stops, the fermentation process is complete.
  • Store in a cool dark place.


Points to note:
  • Check to make sure the cap is always closed tightly for both EM•1 and EMAS. When air enters during the fermentation stage, unwanted microbes can enter and begin putrefying the contents.
  • DO NOT use a glass bottle for making EMAS as the pent-up gas may lead to an explosion.
  • To check for quality, ensure that the pH is below pH 3.6. The smell should be sweet-sour.
  • After opening the bottle of EM•1, white flakes may appear on the surface of the liquid. This is yeast and is harmless.
  • Discard if the pH rises above 4 or if there is a foul smell.
  • To ensure the quality, we do not recommend to use a 2nd generation of EMAS or further generation.
NOTE:

• EM likes warm conditions.

A suitable temperature for fermentation (propagation) of EM•1 is from 30°C to 40°C. In the winter, and other times when the temperature is low, after making the Activated EM•1 (dissolving the molasses in hot water), place the EM next to a radiator, space heater, or other warm device, or even wrap it in a blanket or an insulator, in order to promote EM fermentation.

When is Activated EM•1® ready to use?

Activated EM•1 is ready to use, 7 - 10 days after preparing it, when the pH of Activated EM•1 drops below 3.6 (ideally it has a pH between 3 - 3.5), and when it has a sweet-sour smell and has changed color from black to dark brown. However, please note that there will be some variation in the results of the fermentation of Activated EM•1 due to factors such as; the quality of the water and molasses, the amount of EM•1 and molasses, and temperature differences (water during mixing, room temperature).

USE:
Ideally, it is best to use Activated EM•1 within a week after Activated EM•1 is ready (after the pH is below 3.6). The effective microorganisms in Activated EM•1 are very active and powerful during this period. You can use Activated EM•1 for up to one month after it is ready. However, the microbial effects of Activated EM•1 are not as great as when it is "young".

Storage

Activated EM•1 should be kept in an expandable air-tight container to keep it anaerobic. Store Activated EM•1 at room temperature 20°C to 30°C. Refrigeration is not necessary. In containers that are not totally airtight, a white layer of yeast bacteria may form on the surface. Since this may lead to putrefaction, remove the layer as needed and transfer to a container that can be closed tightly. If stored Activated EM•1 has a foul smell or the pH rises above 4.0, the solution could be contaminated with undesirable microbes and should be discarded. It is fine to pour this material on a long-term compost pile.

Uses for Activated EM•1:

From domestic use to Cleaning up the environment
  1. Improving soil quality for healthy plants.
  2. Eliminating foul odor.
  3. Keeping your drain clean.
EM•1 can benefit agriculture, clean the environment, and improve our life
  • EM•1 eliminates odor so, it can be used for cleaning in the home.
  • Dilute EM•1 or Activated EM•1 with water (1:500 dilution) then use it for cleaning.
  • A half cup in the washing machine can help clean the clothes.
  • The EM•1 in the water draining into your pipes will work on cleaning the sewer lines.
  • A half cup in a vaporizer will remove odors in the home (cigarettes, wet dog smell, food).
  • Clean the bathroom with it too. Have spray bottle handy and spray into the sink, shower, and toilet after each use. (1:500 dilution).
Checklists for Good Fermentation:

✔Use quality EM・1
✔Clean air-tight container
✔Clean water
✔Sweet and uncontaminated molasses.
✔keep in a warm place during fermentation
     ideal temperature is 20-35¡æ
 ✔Keep anaerobic condition

Checklists for Quality EMAS:

Fermentation period -  7-10 days£¨depends on temperature£©
  • pH - Should drop to below 3.6
  • Smell - Sweet-sour fermentation smell£¨Unpleasant smell means failure of the process£©
  • Color - Dark brown turns into a lighter brown
  • Gas formation - Generally stops when fermentation is completed

2. How to prepare EM™ Mudballs

Materials
  1. Soil. It is usually better to use clay-soil that can easily be formed into balls.
  2. Activated EM•1.
  3. Molasses (At 10% the volume of the Activated EM•1)
  4. EM Bokashi.
How to use EM Mudballs
  • Use EM Mudballs in river bottoms and mud flats where slime has accumulated. Generally, use one EM Mudball for each square meter (1m X 1 m) of the polluted area.
  • Use EM Mudballs once each season until results are seen.
  • Cleaning up oceans, rivers, lakes and ponds requires the application of EM into the water through a variety of methods. It is recommended that Activated EM•1 also be regularly applied into the water to supplement the use of EM Mudballs.
Ratio of materials

For 10,000 EM Mudball (100m X 100m area)

-1500kg Soil- Clay-like-soil. Easy to form balls.
-150kg EM Bokashi
-500L Activated EM•1 (EMAS).
- EM Ceramics Powder may be added- Optional
-Charcoal powder (5-10%) -Optional

Note:

Since the water content of the soil used will vary, the amount of Activated EM•1 (EMAS) will vary as well. As a general rule, though, if for instance you produce 15 liters of material you will need approximately 1 liter/quart of Activated EM•1 (EMAS). Always be sure to have enough Activated EM•1 (EMAS) on hand in case it is needed. If you use it up, you can add extra water instead (don’t be afraid to use a lot of Activated EM•1).

The amount of optional EM Ceramics Powder will be between 0.1% of the total amount. For example, for 10 liters of material this will equal 10 gram of EM Ceramics Powder.

Agriculture April 13, 2018 - EM Application

Oct 30, 2018
Agriculture
WHY WE NEED TO USE EM IN AGRICULTURE?

Dr. Higa upholds a completely different concept of agriculture, opposed to the current agriculture practice- To achieve not only food production but also to protect the environment, resources and human health while being economically successful.

Throughout 20 years of proper application, EM Technology™ is proven to be economical and effective in promoting a sustainable and environmentally friendly agriculture. Its benefits include:-
  • Decomposition of organic matter (including organic wastes and residues)
  • An alternative to chemical fertilizers
  • Recycling and increasing availability of plant nutrients
  • Fixation of atmospheric nitrogen
  • Suppression of soil-borne pathogens
  • Solubilisation of insoluble nutrient sources
  • Production of polysaccharides and overall rich microflora to improve soil aggregation
  • Promotes photosynthesis and strengthens the vigor of plants, thus increasing their ability to withstand drought, floods, and temperature extremes.
  • Increases soil temperature through microbial activity, which enables greater cultivation in colder regions.
  • Improves soil aggregation, permeability, and water holding capacity—thus reducing overall water usage.
  • Helps prevent the erosion of fertile topsoil—and can even convert desert and sodic environments into arable land.
  • Detoxifies, conserves, and improves the overall quality of water and the runoff tributaries.
The density of microorganisms in the soil and the water is much higher than in the air. More than one hundred to one thousand microorganisms live in one gram of soil. As such, its ecological condition depends hugely on the types of dominating microorganisms. For example, crops tend to wither and pests can be swarming in the field when putrefactive bacteria are dominant. On the contrary, crops grow wholesomely in the field where fermentative microorganisms (effective microorganisms) are dominant.

In short, the key to abundant agriculture is to make effective microorganisms dominant. With the application of EM, native microorganisms, most of which are opportunistic, are stimulated and work in cooperation with EM in a good way for environment.

HOW TO APPLY EM IN AGRICULTURE:

1. In seed and seeding treatment

-soak the seed into EMAS (1:500 dilutions) for half to one hour and then dry in room temperature (not under direct sunlight)

-For vegetative propagators such as potatoes, sugar cane or ginger: soaking time is 5 minutes.

2. Plant Transplantation

-spray EMAS(1:200 dilution) before transplanting to facilitate growth.



3. Watering

-Waters your plant once a week with 1:500 EMAS to Water dilution or through existing irrigation system in agriculture.

4. Prevention of pest and disease.

-Spray 1:200 of EM5 to Water Dilution to plant once a week

-For soil problem, apply 1:200 EMAS directly to the soil once a week

April 13, 2018 - Animal Husbandry

Oct 30, 2018
Animal Husbandry
WHY WE NEED TO USE EM IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY?

The intensive industrialization of animal farming practice worldwide poses serious pollution and health issues to the livestock and workers in the farms. The odour coming from urine and faeces of the animals produce ammonia gas, a putrefactive oxidative substance which causes respiratory stress for both the workers and the animals living under such conditions.

EM™ with its strong antioxidant effect has shown significant results in breaking up ammonia, accelerating the conversion of animal waste into manure compost, and prevent noxious odour. In the livestock industry where animals are raised in overcrowded conditions, spraying of EM at animal pens promotes the growth of other beneficial microbes, therefore improving the environment within the pens which in turn leads to a reduction of stress on the animals, higher quality milk, meat, eggs, and the suppression of diseases. EM•1® can also be mixed in the drinking water and feeds to promote overall health of the animals.

Benefits of EM for animal husbandry:
  • Suppresses foul odour in livestock sheds and septic tanks
  • Reduces stress factors for animals - decreases flies, ticks and other harmful insect populations
  • Enhances animal health – improve immunity against diseases
  • Increases quality of animal products and enhances shelf life
  • Improves animal fecundity
  • Getting high quality manure
  • Reduces use of regular medicines, antibiotics and disinfectants


Spray EM



EM Reduce ammonia level

HOW TO APPLY EM IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY:

1. Drinking

-Apply EM•1 (1:500 Dilution into drinking water).

-Drinking water should be change every day if EMAS is added into it.

2. Feeding

-Mix 1% to 3% of EM Bokashi into their feed once a week to increase intestinal micro flora. Hence increasing the digestive process and increase animal’s health

3. Spraying

-Apply 1:200 EMAS to Water Dilution around the shed and the wall once a week to reduce smell.

-if the smell still continue, Dilute 1:500 EM PB to Water and spray.

-Spraying onto the animals themselves does not cause any harm.

April 13, 2018 - Aquaculture

Oct 30, 2018
Aquaculture
WHY WE NEED TO USE EM IN AQUACULTURE?


As a result of industrialization, the water body of our ocean is heavily contaminated by the discharge of industrial and household wastes. The application of EM can significantly decompose these pollutants by promoting the growth of beneficial microbes which causes pollutants to ferment and break down rather than putrefy, creating an environment for the growth of aquaculture resources.



Benefits of using EM in Aquaculture
  • EM improves the productivity and the quality of harvested products.
  • EM improves the water quality (Turbidity, DO, PH, etc.) and reduce the production of harmful gases such as ammonia, hydrogen sulphide and methane.
  • Reduce the quantity of sludge
  • Reduce the population of pathogenic microbes in the water.
  • Reduce the frequency of recycling water-lowering the cost.
  • Reduce the use of using antibiotics.

HOW TO APPLY EM IN AQUACULTURE

1. Feeding.

-Mix 1L EMAS to 10kg of feed every day. No fermentation needed.

2. Water Condition and sludge reduction

-apply 1:10,000 EMAS/PB to pond water volume

April 13, 2018 - EM for Composting

Oct 30, 2018
EM for Composting
WHY WE NEED TO USE EM IN COMPOSTING


Composting is an environmentally conscious method of creating organic fertilisers out of organic wastes. At present, the fundamental challenge for composting is in properly aerating the piles, which is labour intensive and therefore expensive. Using conventional composting methods, piles must be turned frequently or they risk becoming putrefying, which produces foul smelling gases such as ammonia and mercaptans, attracts numerous flies, and yields potentially disease-inducing product.

The addition of EM•1 can help to overcome these challenges by eliminating the odour and establish beneficial microbial growth by preventing the anaerobic pockets from putrefying. When carefully managed, EM•1 has the potential to reduce the frequency of turning the piles, saving both time and money.

Food Waste

Using EM™ you can recycle food waste to make valuable fertilizer for your gardens and plants. EM™ helps to speed up the natural composting process — without the negative side-effects of foul odours and pests. Adding compost to the soil and then mulching it will help to hold in moisture, requiring less watering, keep weeds down, and provide a home for worms and microbes.

The benefits of using EM made food waste compost include:
  • EM compost enhances decomposition and produces nutrient-rich soil humus, perfect for enhancing the garden
  • Reduces odour for undetectable indoor composting
  • Significantly reduces disease-producing pathogens resulting from compost putrefaction
  • Produces nutrient-rich compost
  • Increases beneficial microbial activity in the soil, therefore enhances better root development
  • Enhances resistance of plants to stress and reduces soil borne pathogens
  • Safe and environment friendly as it is organic and biodegradable.
DIRECTIONS IN MAKING EM FOODWASTE COMPOST.
  • Sprinkle a small amount of EM Bokashi on the bottom of Composting Bin.
  • The food waste is break into small pieces to ease the breakdown process.
  • Food waste is in well drained condition. Not wet.
  • Every time food waste is added, EM Bokashi is added as well.
  • Push down the food waste and bokashi to make it compact.
  • Close the lid tightly to prevent contamination.
  • Drained the Food waste juice collected frequently. Can be dilute (1:500) and use to waters plant or Pour into the drain to release EM into the environment. Do not keep the juice collected-Must be use immediately.
  • After the bucket is full, let it sit, tightly closed, for at least one week to ferment. (Allowing it to sit longer is fine, but makes sure the materials are not too moist to cause rotting and odor.)
  • After another two weeks, you can plant directly into the soil.


Points to note:
  • Check to make sure the lid is always closed tightly. When air enters during the fermentation stage, unwanted microbes can enter and begin putrefying the food waste.
  • White mold is good. This is beneficial fungus that helps produce antibiotics (to suppress pathogens) and antioxidants. This fungus will also help with water retention in the soil.
  • Green or Black mold are not good. These are putrefying fungus and are usually the result of air infiltration, excess moisture, and/or not enough EM Bokashi.

April 13, 2018 - Water TREATMENT

Oct 30, 2018
WHY WE NEED TO USE EM IN WATER TREATMENT

The self-purification power of water works well under the indigenous ecosystem functioning properly with a rich aquatic ecosystem pyramid. In polluted water with sludge accumulating at the bottom, water’s self-purification power decreases as a result of dominance by putrefactive microorganisms. This leads to decrease of nutrition necessary for ecosystem to function and keep their purification.

When applied to polluted and putrefactive water, EM helps revive the ecosystem by reducing sludge and foul odours. Nevertheless, the application of EM will not create crystal clear water as what can be done by chemical means. Depending on the water condition, the amount and frequency of EM’s application could vary.



1. Apply 1:10,000 EMAS/PB to pond water volume

2. For River, apply 1 EM Mudball per 1 square metre.

April 13, 2018 - Landscape ¨C Soil Treatment

Oct 30, 2018
WHY WE NEED TO USE EM IN SOIL TREATMENT

The rapid industrialization and intensities in chemical usage has resulted in depleting nutrients in the soil. In this regard, EM™ has shown significant effect as a catalyst to naturally detoxify and enrich the soils and restore its microbial diversity. This in turn stimulates growth, yield, shelf-life and overall nutritional quality of the plants while reduces the growth of weeds and herbivore insects, thus gradually eliminating the need for toxic herbicides, pesticides, and synthetic fertilizers.

The use of EM™ accelerates the soil building process and promotes beneficial microbial communities. Soil building process revolves around soil aggregate formation. EM•1® produces high levels of polysaccharides and other beneficial enzymes and organic acids that help build stable aggregate and soil structure. Improved soil aggregate stability reduces soil erosion and run-off. Soils are better able to absorb and retain moisture, as well as cycle nutrients.

April 13, 2018 - EM™ for Construction

Oct 30, 2018
WHY WE NEED TO USE EM IN CONSTRUCTION

Recently the issue of "Sick House Syndrome" has arisen, and there is a greater awareness of the materials used in construction. If one inhales fumes from paint, new building materials and adhesives, one can get sick. Mould and house mites are also a factor in this illness.

 In the construction industry, it is possible to enhance the functionality of materials though adding EM™ products. The building's durability will be improved, and in actual construction it's been shown that the damage caused by adhesives and organic solvents can be reduced. At present EM•1® and EM-X® ceramics are being used in concrete in actual construction, and numerous buildings and houses have been completed implementing the use of EM Technology™ in construction materials right from the design. The best example is the EM™ Wellness Center in Okinawa, Japan. Instead of tearing down the decrepit building, the concrete building materials were revitalized through the use of EM Technology™, and the Center itself has successfully become a leading architectural model.




Effects of EM™ for construction:
  • Strengthen the building physically and extend the life of the building
  • Reduces sick house syndrome
  • Creates the atmosphere good for human health

April 13, 2018 - EM™ for Sewage Treatment

Oct 30, 2018
WHY WE NEED TO USE EM IN SEWAGE TREATMENT

Microorganisms are inevitable participants in the cleaning of water in nature. As all of us in our daily lives continue to produce pollutants, it is through the activity of microorganisms that these pollutants are broken down and cleaned.

With the increasing pollution of water systems in recent years, it has been noted that the amount of pollution produced by humans far exceeds the cleaning capacity of nature. The spread of the use of chlorine destroys the critical microorganisms that have self-cleaning functions, a contradiction that intensifies the deterioration of the environment.

Most of the sewage, after going through the sewage treatment system, usually ends up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans. A shortage of water can cause outbreak of diseases, not to mention, the dehydration in people and loss of crops. Most, if not all, of our water can be recycled. That is, tap or potable water from our reservoirs used for drinking and washing which mostly end up in the septic tanks or some sort of sewage treatment facility can be recycled back into toilets and for general purpose cleaning: washing cars, streets, the home, the place of work, watering lawns, gardens, and house plants. This not only represents avoidance of "water shortage emergencies", but also a great savings in costs.

EM™ can greatly help accomplish the above recycling, including considerable reduction, if not elimination, of foul odour, sludge, and the cleaning of our rivers, lakes, and oceans. EM™ prevents corrosion through the suppression of activities of free radicals and therefore prevents the deterioration of the sewer system and tanks. This would translate into long term savings in maintenance cost. As EM™ pervades throughout the sewer system and into the rivers, lakes, and oceans, EM™ creates a condition in which plant life can propagate. And such revitalization of plant life along river banks, shorelines, and sea coasts, can prevent their erosion.

HOW TO APPLY EM IN SEWAGE TREATMENT

1. 1/10,000 EMAS and EM PB per water volume.

April 13, 2018 - EM™ for Household

Oct 30, 2018
WHY WE NEED TO USE EM IN HOUSEHOLD

Cleaning

The widespread use of antiseptic cleaners and health products has come under closer scrutiny in recent years. These antibiotic products are designed to destroy all bacteria, whether they are beneficial or harmful. The healthy and beneficial microflora is what sustains biodiversity in our environments. Hence, the antiseptic approach of destroying all bacteria often worsens a situation by attempting to treat the symptoms rather than alleviating the cause. On the other hand, using the all-natural EM™ allows the microbial diversity to form alliances, which restrict and suppress the growth of the "bad bugs". This allows for a healthy defence system of the "good bugs" to revitalize and refresh their environment. EM™ is designed to build strong probiotic alliances to form a healthy immune system for the soil, plants, animals, and humans. For creating a clean and healthy environment, we like to say that "Nature Does It Best!"

Bleachers and synthetic detergents are commonly used to deal with ingrained g rease, stains and mould in house. However, their chemical components can be absorbed into the body through skin and cause physical problems such as an intestinal trouble and allergy. Moreover, they lead to an environmental pollution when they are flowed into rivers.

On the other hand, EM™ works great as environmentally-safe degreasers and all-purpose cleaners. It is especially useful as a cleaning or deodorizing agent due to its antioxidant qualities and ability to eat grease.

EM™ can be used to reduce and eliminate odour in carpets, furniture, trash, etc. It can also be used to used to clean windows, mirrors, toilets, tubs, flooring, etc.




clean windows, mirrors, toilets, tubs, flooring, etc.

April 13, 2018 - EM™ for Wellness & Health

Oct 30, 2018
WHY WE NEED TO USE EM IN MAINTAINING OUR WELLNESS AND HEALTH

When we talk about preventive medicine the basic key to being healthy is to strengthen your natural healing power. Therefore, we need to help return our environment (soil, water, air) to a healthy, natural state.

EM Technology™ combines the beneficial and fermentative microorganisms that exist throughout nature, and integrates the force of natural healing power and immune strength that exists in humans and the environment. When the environment becomes healthy, so will human beings.

EM Technology™ - Beneficial Bacteria and Antioxidants for Optimum Health

EM™ with its naturopathic nature is a good source of supplement for promoting better health. Its benefits include:
  • The broad array of beneficial bacteria and trace minerals helps promotes balanced and healthy digestive and immune systems
  • EM™-derived enzymes generate beneficial bacteria, trace minerals, vitamins and healthy enzymes needed by human body, and
  • EM™ is rich in antioxidants which could neutralise the formation of free radicals, one of the main source of cancer.

EM-X® Gold contains highly bio-available EM® -derived enzymes that generate highly beneficial metabolic fermentation byproducts. These metabolites include trace minerals, vitamins, beneficial bacteria and healthy enzymes.

April 13, 2018 - EM™ for Disaster Relief

Oct 30, 2018
EM™ is often used to solve problems raised in areas affected by disasters. When the municipal water supply is disrupted in post disaster condition, EM™ is able to prove its effectiveness in sanitary measures including odor control and cleaning up of affected areas to curb the spread of pathogen diseases.

EM™ is recently used in the Thailand flood which inundated Bangkok and most of Thailand’s South to clean up the affected areas. EM™ was also used in Japan after it was hit by the Tsunami and Earthquake that struck the north-east part of the country on 11th March 2011. Other EM™ applications for disaster relief include:-
  • EM™ was applied after the Johor flood in Kota Tinggi in year 2007 to improve the hygienic condition.
  • It was also used extensively in Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries which suffered from the Tsunami Wave Disaster caused by the devastating earthquake occurred off the west coast of Sumatera, Indonesia in 2004.
  • It was used by the German government after the Elbe River flood disaster in 2002 to remediate the standing toxic water and contaminated drainage sites.
  • EM™ has also been used for decontaminating the polluted inland seas of Japan and China as well as other bioremediation projects around the world – where marine life and vegetation have significantly returned.

April 13, 2018 - HISTORY OF EM™ TECHNOLOGY

Oct 30, 2018
EM Technology™ was developed over 35 years ago by Professor Dr. Teruo Higa from the University of Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. As an agriculturist, Dr. Teruo Higa was testing a variety of microorganisms, where he accidentally fell upon a blend of microscopic organisms that had formed a symbiotic alliance which is capable of positively influencing decomposing organic matter and turn it into a "life promoting" process, i.e. The wastes from one become the food for the other. Dr. Higa then decided to name his discovery “Effective Microorganisms”, which is now popularly referred to as EM. EM was originally considered as an alternative for agricultural chemicals. Today, EM is produced in more than 50 countrie and distributed to more than 130 countries around the world. EM is not only applied to enhance sustainable agriculture, but also for environmental, industrial and human health.

Nature’s Little Recyclers

Due to the regenerative capability of these microbes to consume toxins and produce beneficial by-products such as vitamins, enzymes, organic acids, bioactive minerals, and antioxidants, they are sometimes referred to as “nature’s little recyclers”.

 Dr. Higa background and His Philosophy



Dr. Higa’s Background


Dr. Teruo Higa was born in 1941 in the Okinawa prefecture. He graduated from the Department of Agriculture, College of Agriculture from the University of the Ryukyus, where he then pursued his Doctorate study at the Agriculture Research Department at Kyushu University. Dr. Higa later joined University of the Ryukyus as a Professor in 1982 and he is also the director at the International EM Technology Center of Meio University in Okinawa, Japan. Known internationally for developing " EM Technology™", Dr. Higa has been actively involved in its instruction in various countries.
 
Philosophy


The industrialization in our world now is creating more competitions than ever for the scarce resources, which has resulted in an outbreak of serious global problems such as air pollution and food shortages. In contrast, the fundamental belief in Dr. Higa’s philosophy is 'creating a society based on co-existence and co-prosperity' to solve these global issues.

Dr. Higa believes that the positive traits that exists in EM plays a key role to tackle problems regarding to food supply, environmental preservation, medical care and energy supply for the establishment of world peace. For example, the application of EM in agriculture eliminates pollution to the environment while providing a supply of high quality food at low cost. The use of EM to recycle kitchen and animal wastes helps reduces environmental pollution and safeguarding human health.

Concept of Technology

Dr. Higa invokes a "dominance principle" to explain the effects of EM. He claims that three groups of microorganisms exist: "positive microorganisms" (regeneration – microbes that heal, restore and enliven), "negative microorganisms" (decomposition, degeneration – microbes that break down, decompose and putrefy), and "opportunist microorganisms". In every medium (soil, water, air, the human intestine), the ratio of "positive" and "negative" microorganisms is critical, since the opportunist microorganisms tend to follow the lead of whichever alliance that establishes dominance. Therefore, Dr. Higa believes that it is possible to positively influence the given media by increasing the ratio of the "positive" microorganisms.

April 13, 2018 - What Is EM™?

Oct 30, 2018
EM stands for "Effective Microorganisms™". EM consists of a mixed culture of beneficial and naturally-occurring microorganisms most used or found in food industry and agriculture. EM is produced through a natural process and not chemically synthesized and not genetically modified (non-GMO).

Microorganisms in EM

EM is made up of three main genera: lactic acid bacteria, yeast, and phototropic bacteria. These effective microorganisms create beneficial substances such as vitamins, organic acids, chelated minerals and anti-oxidants when in contact with organic matter.




1. Lactic Acid Bacteria

Lactic acid bacteria convert sugar and other source into lactic acid. Through the production of lactic acid, lactic acid bacteria also inhibit the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. Lactic acid bacteria have been noted for its beneficial effects on health and longevity and it is widely used in making fermented foods such as cheese, yogurt and pickles.



2. Yeast


A fermentation starter necessary for making bread. Yeast live in sugar-rich environments such as in nectar and the surface of fruits. In EM•1®, yeast produces many bio-active substances such as amino acids and polysaccharides.

3. Phototrophic Bacteria

Phototrophic bacteria utilize solar energy to metabolize organic and inorganic substances and play a major role in nitrogen cycling and carbon cycling. Being one of the oldest living organisms on the planet, it is the essential element of EM because of its ability to balance the other microorganisms to allow them to co-exist.


June 9, 2018 - EM RECIPE, EMAS & EM MUDBALL

Oct 30, 2018
EM RECIPE

How to activate EM•1®
(**Activated EM•1 is called EM Activated Solution “EMAS “)

Materials
  1. Water 400 ml
  2. Molasses 20 - 25 ml
  3. (or brown sugar 20 - 25 gm)
  4. EM•1 20 - 25 ml
  5. 500-ml bottle
Method
  • Pour 400 ml of water into a measuring cup.
  • Add 20 - 25 ml of molasses (or 20 - 25 gm of brown sugar). Mix well.
  • Add in 20 - 25 ml of EM•1®. Mix well.
  • Pour all contents into the plastic bottle. Make sure to leave about 10% air space.
  • Keep the bottle tightly closed and leave in a warm place (i.e. 20 - 40oC) for 7 – 10 days.
  • Loosen the cap a few times over the 10 days to release pent-up gas.
  • When gas formation stops, the fermentation process is complete.
  • Store in a cool dark place.
  • Use within 1 month according to the dilutions below:


Points to note:
  • Check to make sure the cap is always closed tightly for both EM•1 and EMAS. When air enters during the fermentation stage, unwanted microbes can enter and begin putrefying the contents.
  • DO NOT use a glass bottle for making EMAS as the pent-up gas may lead to an explosion.
  • To check for quality, ensure that the pH is below pH 3.6. The smell should be sweet-sour.
  • After opening the bottle of EM•1, white flakes may appear on the surface of the liquid. This is yeast and is harmless.
  • Discard if the pH rises above 4 or if there is a foul smell.
  • To ensure the quality, we do not recommend to use a 2nd generation of EMAS or further generation.
NOTE:

• EM likes warm conditions.

A suitable temperature for fermentation (propagation) of EM•1 is from 30°C to 40°C. In the winter, and other times when the temperature is low, after making the Activated EM•1 (dissolving the molasses in hot water), place the EM next to a radiator, space heater, or other warm device, or even wrap it in a blanket or an insulator, in order to promote EM fermentation.

When is Activated EM•1® ready to use?

Activated EM•1 is ready to use, 7 - 10 days after preparing it, when the pH of Activated EM•1 drops below 3.6 (ideally it has a pH between 3 - 3.5), and when it has a sweet-sour smell and has changed color from black to dark brown. However, please note that there will be some variation in the results of the fermentation of Activated EM•1 due to factors such as; the quality of the water and molasses, the amount of EM•1 and molasses, and temperature differences (water during mixing, room temperature).

USE:
Ideally, it is best to use Activated EM•1 within a week after Activated EM•1 is ready (after the pH is below 3.6). The effective microorganisms in Activated EM•1 are very active and powerful during this period. You can use Activated EM•1 for up to one month after it is ready. However, the microbial effects of Activated EM•1 are not as great as when it is "young".

Storage

Activated EM•1 should be kept in an expandable air-tight container to keep it anaerobic. Store Activated EM•1 at room temperature 20°C to 30°C. Refrigeration is not necessary. In containers that are not totally airtight, a white layer of yeast bacteria may form on the surface. Since this may lead to putrefaction, remove the layer as needed and transfer to a container that can be closed tightly. If stored Activated EM•1 has a foul smell or the pH rises above 4.0, the solution could be contaminated with undesirable microbes and should be discarded. It is fine to pour this material on a long-term compost pile.

Uses for Activated EM•1:

From domestic use to Cleaning up the environment
  1. Improving soil quality for healthy plants.
  2. Eliminating foul odor.
  3. Keeping your drain clean.
EM•1 can benefit agriculture, clean the environment, and improve our life
  • EM•1 eliminates odor so, it can be used for cleaning in the home.
  • Dilute EM•1 or Activated EM•1 with water (1:500 dilution) then use it for cleaning.
  • A half cup in the washing machine can help clean the clothes.
  • The EM•1 in the water draining into your pipes will work on cleaning the sewer lines.
  • A half cup in a vaporizer will remove odors in the home (cigarettes, wet dog smell, food).
  • Clean the bathroom with it too. Have spray bottle handy and spray into the sink, shower, and toilet after each use. (1:500 dilution).
Checklists for Good Fermentation:

✔Use quality EM・1
✔Clean air-tight container
✔Clean water
✔Sweet and uncontaminated molasses.
✔keep in a warm place during fermentation
     ideal temperature is 20-35¡æ
 ✔Keep anaerobic condition

Checklists for Quality EMAS:

Fermentation period -  7-10 days£¨depends on temperature£©
  • pH - Should drop to below 3.6
  • Smell - Sweet-sour fermentation smell£¨Unpleasant smell means failure of the process£©
  • Color - Dark brown turns into a lighter brown
  • Gas formation - Generally stops when fermentation is completed

2. How to prepare EM™ Mudballs

Materials
  1. Soil. It is usually better to use clay-soil that can easily be formed into balls.
  2. Activated EM•1.
  3. Molasses (At 10% the volume of the Activated EM•1)
  4. EM Bokashi.
How to use EM Mudballs
  • Use EM Mudballs in river bottoms and mud flats where slime has accumulated. Generally, use one EM Mudball for each square meter (1m X 1 m) of the polluted area.
  • Use EM Mudballs once each season until results are seen.
  • Cleaning up oceans, rivers, lakes and ponds requires the application of EM into the water through a variety of methods. It is recommended that Activated EM•1 also be regularly applied into the water to supplement the use of EM Mudballs.
Ratio of materials

For 10,000 EM Mudball (100m X 100m area)

-1500kg Soil- Clay-like-soil. Easy to form balls.
-150kg EM Bokashi
-500L Activated EM•1 (EMAS).
- EM Ceramics Powder may be added- Optional
-Charcoal powder (5-10%) -Optional

Note:

Since the water content of the soil used will vary, the amount of Activated EM•1 (EMAS) will vary as well. As a general rule, though, if for instance you produce 15 liters of material you will need approximately 1 liter/quart of Activated EM•1 (EMAS). Always be sure to have enough Activated EM•1 (EMAS) on hand in case it is needed. If you use it up, you can add extra water instead (don’t be afraid to use a lot of Activated EM•1).

The amount of optional EM Ceramics Powder will be between 0.1% of the total amount. For example, for 10 liters of material this will equal 10 gram of EM Ceramics Powder.

August 1, 2018 - Asia Pacific Natural Agriculture Network (APNAN) International Workshop

Oct 30, 2018
August 1, 2018 - Asia Pacific Natural Agriculture Network (APNAN) International Workshop
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Malaysian Participant were welcomed into Saraburi Kyusei Natural Farming Centre,Thailand for Asia Pacific Natural Agriculture Network(APNAN) International Workshop.

Day 1

1. Concept of Nature Farming
2. Basic Info on EM
3. Field Visit to Saraburi Farm
4. EM Activated Solution (EMAS) & EM Fermented Plant Extract (EMFPE) Class

August 1, 2018 - APNAN Workshop

Oct 30, 2018
August 1, 2018 - APNAN Workshop
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APNAN Workshop Day 2!

1. EM Bokashi & EM Mudball Class
2. EM Bokashi & EM Mudball Practical
3. Crop Management Class
4. Land Preparation Practice
5. Mushroom Cultivation
6. Visits Sekai Kyusei Kyo Sacred Ground
7. Closing Ceremony

August 1, 2018 - Plastics Not Food

Oct 30, 2018
August 1, 2018 - Plastics Not Food
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Another good news! 😍 Biodegradable and compostable products are now available at EM Greenlife, our retail shop @ Sutera Mall.

They are made from Sugarcane Bagasse (natural fibers). Hence the food packaging are compostable within 6 month after usage and will not produce any toxic leftovers. Products are made by Ener Worldwide Sdn Bhd.

The plastic we throw are coming back full circle to us in our daily diet. Plastic contaminants are now found worldwide in our drinking water, in seafood and even in sea salt 😫😥 It is time to break-up with single use plastics to save our planet and the eco-system.

Detox our planet! Everyone can do our part 🌱🌿🌾🌏

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