Red flags all over the place on this one. Doubtful is a not a strong enough word for this claim.
A GROUNDBREAKING new Irish technology which could be the greatest breakthrough in agriculture since the plough is set to change the face of modern farming forever.
The technology – radio wave energised water – massively increases the output of vegetables and fruits by up to 30 per cent.
Not only are the plants much bigger but they are largely disease-resistant, meaning huge savings in expensive fertilisers and harmful pesticides.
Extensively tested in Ireland and several other countries, the inexpensive water treatment technology is now being rolled out across the world. The technology makes GM obsolete and also addresses the whole global warming fear that there is too much carbon dioxide in the air, by simply converting excess CO2 into edible plant mass.
This story reads like an advertisement. But one thing is BLATANTLY MISSING. There are no cited journals for the “research”. Has it been published? If this is such an outstanding breakthrough, with amazing results, this deserves to be published.
A quick glance shows this is NOT new and has never been reported in a journal according to this page on Wonky water.
And the page for documentation of such a device shows they they have their own research, not independently verified. Untrustworthy to say the least. Maybe they are fishing for gullible investors?
Energizing water with radio waves is nonsense. You can make this at home – just microwave your water. The radio waves don’t stick around. The only thing of interest I saw mentioned was nitrogen. Nitrogen is a fertilizer but it’s not naturally in water which is only made up of hydrogen and oxygen and some traces of other things. There is ZERO evidence this would do any of what it claims – make water ‘wetter’, increase pest resistance, germinate faster. Those are some mighty huge claims and one fancy article in the newspaper does not count as proof of a breakthrough.
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