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Indian firm first company to patent natural fertilizers

11:07 AM MDT | August 17, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Camson Bio Technologies (Bangalore) has filed patents for the discovery of natural fertilizers produced using microbial fermentation technology. The company says this is a major breakthrough, enabling natural fertilizers to replace synthetic products...

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