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BAM-FX - Unlocking Nutrition for the World

BAM-FX™ and the Future of Farming 

The future of farming is Precision Agriculture, which takes into account the effects water, soil minerals and climatic conditions can have on the quality and production rate of a specific crop.

Originally developed by ZGSI founder, John Wayne Kennedy, to promote growth of plants in spaces for use by NASA astronauts on extended voyages to Mars and beyond, the BAM-FX technology has far reaching applications for both NASA human space missions and represents potentially disruptive agricultural technology here on Earth.

The BAM-FX™ ionic nutrient delivery system can be used as a standalone product or in conjunction with other products, such as standard NPK fertilizers, pesticides and fungicides. BAM-FX is a more precise, customized way to maximize crop plant mineral nutrition, which results in a more robust crop with greater yields.

Ask any one in the world what their favorite fruit is and chances are the answer will be the banana. And deservedly so, it’s easy to peel, easy to eat and travels well. Interestingly, although there are dozens of available varieties of most other fruits, when it comes to bananas only one variety accounts for 99% of the banana export market, the Cavendish… and it is under serious threat of extinction. black sigatoka, is the soil-borne fungus that is threatening to wipe out the world’s banana crops. It is considered one of the most destructive and devastating crop diseases and the one that causes the greatest economic impact in banana and plantain crops. It is extremely difficult to eradicate as the pathogen has developed resistance to the fungicides, which are typically used to prevent the disease. A future without bananas is hard to imagine, but will very possibly become a reality in our lifetime without a groundbreaking solution.

Our scientists at ZGSI along with our academic and corporate partners are pioneering new solutions, utilizing space-flight acquired non-GMO stem cells as well as ground-based solutions using the Company’s chemistry based technolo-gies to treat the disease and/or produce a variety that is resistant to the black sigatoka fungus that is threatening to wipe them out.

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