Electrostimulation of plants and food security on Earth
Climate change, export restrictions and geopolitical tensions could put global food security at long-term risk. In 2023, India introduced restrictions on rice exports, Russia broke the grain agreement, soybean cultivation collapsed in Argentina due to drought, and wheat yields may decline by 34% in Australia. According to a World Bank report from July 2023, 20 countries have imposed export restrictions on essential food goods. Afghanistan banned wheat export, Bangladesh banned rice, and Cameroon banned grains and vegetable oil. Russia and Uganda have imposed export taxes on sunflower oil, wheat, barley, corn and rice.
However, experts say there is a chance to alleviate future food crises. This means developing a global strategy for food, enabling free trade, using modern technologies in agriculture and plant varieties that are better able to withstand climate change.
Will electroculture be one of the answers to the food crisis? It is an environmentally friendly electrostimulation of plants, fungi or seeds, providing them with weak electrical impulses that accelerate plant growth and repair damaged cells. Thanks to this, crops appear faster and are more efficient. Gardeners place special antennas among vegetables by wrapping copper wire around wooden or bamboo stakes, and the electrical energy captured from the atmosphere is directed to the soil. Electroculture is currently very fashionable on social media, but the idea dates back to the mid-18th century.