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Microbe, enzyme or mineral? A riddle in the soil.

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When you look at soil, you probably see dirt. When I look at soil, I see billions of microorganisms, crawling atop one another, consuming the dead in a feasting frenzy that stops for nothing save a deep freeze. I see microbes and their enzymes, the digestive juices that break down, transform and release all the energy tied up in our planet’s terrestrial ecosystems.

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