A LABORATORY TO GO EVEN FURTHER
A state-of-the-art laboratory. For several years, Marcel MÉZY had in mind to create a research laboratory to scientifically assess the effects of his technologies (quality and quantity), which he had observed in the field over time. This laboratory is also a precious tool for better optimizing a concept which he has refined and improved for almost four decades. So, in December 2015, Marcel Mézy hired, a month after his thesis defence, Pauline Blanquet, a young doctor in microbiology from INRA in Toulouse, who specialized in the interaction of plants and micro-organisms. "We were missing this last link because it is essential to measure what we do scientifically and precisely. All those who trusted us deserved that we attain this new level. It was also a way to thank them because without them we would be nothing ", Marcel Mézy said. The laboratory was created in March 2016, in Grioudas, Aveyron. A few weeks later, study engineer Chloé Pizzutto joined the adventure. Since then, as new projects emerged, the team continued to grow and now has six members :
- Pauline Blanquet, doctor of microbiology : laboratory manager - Chloé Pizzutto, research engineer : technical manager - Benjamin Marvalin, research engineer and statistician, Export manager for Mezamonde - Adeline Angles, research engineer in biochemistry- Marion Valette, Logistical and Administrative support and Quality control.
This entire team works in a laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art technology ! The acquisition of a mass spectrometer makes it possible to push the analysis even further, in fact it makes it possible to detect traces of molecules of the order of ppt (parts per trillion) : " We are able to detect the presence of a molecule on an infinitely small scale and go further in the qualitative characterization of the agricultural productions of our farming partners (nutritional analyses, pesticide residues). The coming years will be particularly important and decisive, and these investments will quickly bear fruit ".
Diversified lines of research are being carried out in collaboration with scientists. Projects are multiplying and are proof of the various effects of this green technology. When asked what is the primary mission of the laboratory, Chloé Pizzutto lists the main pillars : "We have to make the link between the quality of the soil (physical and biological structure) and the quality of the products that grow there (pesticide residues, vitamins, sugars, omega, antioxidants, mycotoxins, antibiotics, trace elements ...). Analyse soil, plants, the effects on animal production and ultimately, the effects of Marcel MÉZY technologies on human health: our field of investigation is very broad". Since the establishment of the laboratory, we have carried out hundreds of diversified analysis on soils, plants, and animal derivatives to support farmers to fully appreciate their products at their fair value.
"A recognition which will surely be financially interesting, but which is above all intellectually symbolic. Making the link between the quality of a soil and the products that grow there, and observing the consequences on human health, was the subject of a debate between several renowned doctors and scientists, during a major conference initiated by the “Association pour la Santé de la Terre et du Vivant” (The Association for the Health of Earth and the Living), October 26, 2017, in Rodez.
More than 800 people attended, proof of the expectation that exists and of the hopes founded in the work initiated by Marcel Mézy’s laboratory. Since then, Pauline Blanquet has been asked to speak at various events in order to convey this message, she notably spoke on the program "CO2 mon amour" (CO2 my love) by France Inter during the "Salon International de l’Agriculture" (Paris International Agricultural Show). Team members travel regularly to various trade fairs and conferences to popularize their scientific results and advances to the general public and professionals. "In order to ensure a quality product for our customers, we carry out quality controls on the products that leave our factories. We are in close collaboration with SOBAC and their technical service ".
We are also working with experts, such as INRA, Purpan’s engineering school, to independently validate research advances" says Pauline Blanquet.
The power of unseen life is impressive. When we discuss the very composition of the product, the core of which is manufactured in Bozouls and which makes it possible to produce BACTÉRIOSOL and BACTÉRIOLIT, the members of the laboratory respond: "This product is so complex that there is still tremendous room for improvement. We have incomparable results with possible competitors on humic acids, for example. When we apply the concept, we also see that there is better rooting, better germination, better development of the root system ... ". Little is known about the world of micro-organisms. In fact, the concept implemented by Marcel Mézy is a microbial ecosystem composed of an army of workers who will have a specific task and will start to work together in the ground. The infinitely small takes back its rights in agriculture. It is an ecosystem that contains thousands of selected bacteria and fungi, which, once put on a soil, will work to form humic acids and establish a symbiotic interaction with plants and give balance to the earth.
Like the richness of life found in forest soils, Marcel Mézy knew how to tame and raise all the small builders who constitute the microbial life of a soil, in order to restore all types of soil their primary power of operation. By observation, perseverance and know-how, Marcel Mézy was able to implement his technologies.
Challenges to be met. Marcel Mézy’s difficulty finding external partnerships is now a thing of the past. Today, many scientists are very interested in the work in progress in the laboratory of Grioudas. At a time when ecological concerns are increasingly present, the Mézagri laboratory has an essential role to play. Members of "4 pour 1000" (4 per 1000), an initiative of the French Ministry of Agriculture which aims to show that agriculture and in particular agricultural soils can play a crucial role in food security and climate change by implementing real actions about carbon storage in soils; guests of COP21, COP22 and COP23, Mezagri and SOBAC are today internationally recognized.
Marcel Mézy Technologies and Sobac solutions have obtained "The International Solar Impulse Label". The Solar impulse Foundation was created following Bertrand Picard’s round-the-world flight in solar-powered plane in 2016. Its vocation is to reward, on a global scale, 1000 clean and cost effective solutions that combine technological feasibility, environmental and socio-economic benefits, profitability for users.
This label is, once again, proof that sowing your soils with Marcel Mézy Technologies is a profitable action, beneficial to the environment, respectful of the earth and therefore of the health of the living being.
At the Mézagri laboratory, the challenges are multiple and mainly aim to enhance the quality of the productions of the users of Marcel Mézy solutions thanks to analysis tools at cutting edge technology: " We want farmers who have changed their production method by trusting us be recognized from their soil to our plates " confides Marcel Mézy.
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