Introducing Effective Microorganisms™, An Earth Saving Revolution

Welcome to Emerald Earth, owned and operated by James McMath and Sabine Steinhardt. We are the "first and largest EM® retail shop in America". Emerald Earth seeks to provide the highest quality of probiotic products from around the world, and we are proud to offer the largest selection of EM®-based health care products at the lowest prices in the US. In our view, these symbiotic alliances of beneficial microorganisms are crucial to offering sensible solutions for creating a clean and healthy planet for this and future generations.

EM® stands for "Effective Microorganisms", an important ecological discovery made by the horticultural biologist, Dr. Teruo Higa. EM® was first marketed in Japan in 1982 for organic agriculture. It is now being hailed as "an earth saving revolution" by effectively restoring the health and vitality of our environment through a broad variety of natural cleansing applications such as:

  • Decontamination services for natural and man-made disaster sites.
  • Bioremediation of toxic and hazardous waste sites and spills.
  • Natural purification and treatment of wastewaters/sludge.
  • Production of organic fertilizers and silage from recycled green wastes
  • Maintenance and recycling of quality drinking water.
  • Production of renewable and clean-burning energy sources.
  • Improved livestock, poultry, and aquaculture health maintenance.
  • Remediation of noxious, ozone-depleting gasses and odor control.
  • Highly nutritious organic foods and natural health care products.

There is nothing new about the technology of Effective Microorganisms. Nature has been using this technology for billions of years. The breakthrough was in creating a symbiotic alliance of diverse beneficial microorganisms that create a chain-reaction of healthy byproducts. The ingredients of EM® are comprised of three main genera: phototropic bacteria, lactic acid bacteria, and yeast. These naturally-occurring ingredients work synergistically together to secrete beneficial substances such as vitamins, hormones, enzymes, organic acids, bioactive minerals, and various antioxidants when in contact with organic matter, which in turn help to restore the natural balance and diversification of the micro-ecosystems. EM® is safe and easy to use and is listed with the Organic Material Review Institute (OMRI) as an all-natural and authorized organic product for widespread environmental quality applications.

In confirmation to this important ecological breakthrough, James writes: "More than ever, it's time for these microscopic beings to do their magic on the Earth! This is an incredible new technology that naturally cleans the environment without any negative side-effects. With Effective Microorganisms, wastes will become a thing of the past. Virtually anything and everything can now be recycled to produce biofuels, organic foods, recycled water, non-toxic fertilizers, natural building materials, and a host of other sustainable byproducts. When I first learned of EM® many years ago, I often commented that this was the most important scientific discovery ever. Today, I believe this to be true more than ever!"