Asahi Breweries: Making Use of Beer Yeast in Agriculture
Aired: Jun. 25, 2021
Beer yeast from the process of brewing beer is being used as an ingredient for intestinal medicine and food seasoning. This segment focuses on an innovative use for beer yeast in the development of an agricultural bio stimulant. Beer yeast components are similar to plant pathogens, which cause a plant to increase its immunity in order to protect itself. When the plant next tries to reproduce, it results in a higher harvest volume. This bio stimulant is also reportedly contributing to reducing crop damage caused by the channeled apple snail.