"Always good for you, now better for the planet", under this premise Hyphae da Terra overturns one of its major objectives, that of caring for the environment at the same time that they are involved in improving people's health. Achieving excellence in their products, based on medicinal mushrooms, while protecting the natural environment in which we live is their "healthy obsession". For this reason, during the Environment Day (June 5) it stands as a biotech reference in the care of natural resources.
For this reason, they use ecological ingredients that are not genetically modified, are based on quality standards with pharmaceutical certification of good manufacturing practices (GMP), use 100% vegetable capsules, pack in glass and use paper from sustainable forests.
Hyphae da Terra, through Hyphae-Vet, its spin-out focused on animal health, has developed the R&D project Hyphae-Apis, an initiative to improve the survival and general health of bees, responsible for global biodiversity and food biosecurity: more than a third of the food we eat depends on pollination.
Madrid, May 2023. Hyphae da Terra, the biotech that bases its research and innovation work, with a high degree of specialization, in the development of nutraceuticals from medicinal mushrooms, maintains a constant commitment to the welfare of people in all areas. So much so that all its processes, carefully studied and chosen, are environmentally friendly, demonstrating its involvement in all areas of life. For this reason, during the Environment Day, which is celebrated this June 5, the Galician biotech becomes a reference in the care of the environment and natural resources.
Always good for you, now better for the planet', under this premise Hyphae da Terra overturns one of its major objectives, that of caring for the environment at the same time that they are involved in improving people's health. Achieving excellence in their products, based on medicinal mushrooms, while protecting the natural environment in which we live is their "healthy obsession", from beginning to end and from the essential to the most superficial, because they consider that "what we do and how we do it defines us".
In Hyphae da Terra they put the scientific knowledge in applied mycology at the service of well-being not only in the elaboration of their products, but also developing research studies and promoting R+D+i projects that maintain their commitment to the environment.
In addition, Hyphae da Terra maintains a commitment to quality, safety and efficacy in all its products, ensuring, through Hyphae Quality System, 360º traceability from the cultivation process to the final product, a higher concentration of active biomolecules through a Sustainable Double Extraction and Triple analytical check to ensure safety and efficacy.
In collaboration with the EQ2 department of the University of Vigo, the R&D team of Hyphae da Terra has published an article on more sustainable extraction methods, sustainable and organic processes for the selective solubilization of phenolic compounds with antioxidant activity.
Commitment to the environment
Fungi are fascinating beings that have survived the extinction of other species by evolving and adapting. They are intelligent and highly efficient organisms that have managed to keep their communication network alive to fulfill their ecological function. They are responsible for the interconnection of soil, nutrients and plants; a fundamental trinomial for the development of life on Earth.
In Hyphae da Terra, aware of the biological relevance of fungi in the care of the environment, they are committed, through their corporate social responsibility initiatives, to take advantage of the potential of fungi in the recovery of the planet's sustainability, either with R&D and environmental projects or by making impactful business decisions.
Thus, Hyphae da Terra generates more oxygen than it consumes, since they plant more than 120,000 trees per year, trees that have a great implication in the recovery of the landscape and soil. In addition, they support the sustainable economy by generating valuable resources in the countryside for the society to come. While certain fungi are able to degrade pollutants, others bring life back to inert soils by associating with the roots of chestnut, oak and various conifers. These species of mycorrhizal fungi provide great resistance and vigor to plant species, helping them to survive in adverse conditions.
Bees: cornerstone of biodiversity
One of the initiatives with the greatest impact on biodiversity led by Hyphae da Terra is called Hyphae-Apis and addresses Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a recurring phenomenon in Europe since 1998 that causes abnormal death in domestic bee colonies and contributes to the extinction of bees; a food biosecurity and biodiversity problem of global significance: According to Greenpeace, more than 33% of the food we eat and 90% of wild species, according to FAO, depend on the pollination carried out by bees.
Pesticides, unsustainable agricultural practices, ecosystem degradation, etc. are responsible for the decline in the population of these insects. These factors added to the colony collapse disorder ーcumulation of parasitic, viral and infectious diseases affecting hivesー have caused the decline of bees in Europe to amount to 37%.
Hyphae-Apis is the R&D project carried out by Hyphae-Vet, Hyphae da Terra's animal health-focused spin-out, which has had an impact on bee health and survival indicators. The results of the project showed significant increases in the immune system and survival of the bees, but most striking was the increase in reproductive capacity by 300%. Hives taking the fungus-based product developed by Hyphae-Vet had three times more brood than those taking a placebo with the same nutrients but without the product formulated by the Hyphae research team.
Hyphae da Terra has filed a national patent for this fungus-based food for bees and for its use in improving bee health. Given the importance of this study, the collaboration of partners specialized in the beekeeping sector is essential.
Thanks to this project and others led by Hyphae da Terra for the recovery of infertile land, we contribute to the sustainability of the planet by betting on applied research, innovation and fungi as an agent of this change.
For more information about Hyphae da Terra visit their website: https://hifasdaterra.com/