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The impact of industrial agriculture on the environment, its massive development in the face of the need to feed the world's population, is the major challenge of the next few years: a new agronomy is working to innovate for a sustainable agriculture, respecting the planet

and its resources.


Interview with Jean-Yves Berthon, Founder and CEO of the Greentech Group

"In the search for natural alternatives to the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides, two types of solutions are affirmed: biofertilization and biocontrol, the official definition of which is the set of plant protection methods that use natural mechanisms. These are therefore all substitutes
to traditional synthetic chemistry which can be used for the protection of
crops, it is a great way to fight against plant diseases, while respecting our environment and our health.


At Greencell, we select microorganisms naturally present in the soil and on plants to develop new products which, once used on crops, allow to create an environment favorable to their development while naturally protecting them against

attack by pathogens.


In terms of biocontrol products, we have succeeded in developing treatments against fusarium wilt in wheat, grapevine wood disease and sclerotinia in rapeseed. Three very important innovations.

Non-GMO strains, organic farming,

microbial ecology

We use non-GMO strains, all isolated from nature. We have more than 500 wild strains, natural organisms that have not undergone any
modification. Our products are eligible for “organic farming”.

We are talking about microbial ecology: our products will promote microbial life and soil balance. Today agricultural soils, through intensification,
are literally exhausted. Bombed with fertilizers or protective chemicals, microbial life is slowing down, and it is crucial in the fertility of the
soil and crop health. Our biostimulants have an impact on soil biodiversity, we promote life and their recolonization by microorganisms. This goes beyond the fight against pathogens, which responds to the Ecophyto II + plan, but which sees even further, we are really in a holistic approach.

"Healthy soils are essential for global food production
and we are not paying enough attention
to this precious ally"
UN, International Year of Soils, 2015

"Greencell also supports the pharmaceutical industry, cosmetic brands

and actors in the pollution control of water and
soils, in particular with specific microbial cocktails that improve the performance

of wastewater treatment plants (reduction of odors
foul-smelling, better purification yields, reduced operating costs).
We treat effluents from yeasts, bacteria and fungi,  and save up to 30% less sludge.

In the field of health, we work from the microbiota
intestinal. In collaboration with pharmaceutical laboratories, we
we will thus be able to propose solutions against Crohn's disease ;

our research also focuses on neurodegenerative diseases,
like autism, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, in relation to the microbiota. "

Jean-Yves Berthon

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