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Partial Amino Acid Assay

Objective: To compare standard amino acid profiles of vegetables and grass fed two different nutrient solutions: OceanGrown™ Solution and the commercially available Grow Big Hydroponic.

Test: Partial Amino Acid Assay of ÿ Tomatoes ÿ Green Peppers ÿ Wheat Grass Test

Conducted: From February to March 2001 by Woodson-Tenent Laboratories, Inc.; a division of Eurofins Scientific, Inc., Memphis Tennessee.

Under the Supervision of: ABC Research Corporation, 3437 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607 Phone: 352-372-0436 Fax: 352-378-6483

Methods: As set forth by the Association of Official Analytical Chemists in their Method Reference AOAC 982.30 using a Water Alliance 2690, Automatic Ionic Exchange Analyzer.

Results: Tomatoes fed OceanGrown™ Solution had a greater concentration of 6 amino acids (from 50-100%) while 10 amino acids were equal and the commercial solution actually had an advantage for 2 amino acids (from 350%).

Green Peppers fed OceanGrown™ Solution had a greater quantity of 12 amino acids (from 33-550%) while 4 amino acids were equal and the commercial solution actually had an advantage for 2 amino acids (from 50100%).

Conclusion: With respect to the tomatoes and green peppers tested, those fed OceanGrown™ Solution provided a significantly higher concentration of amino acids than those fed commercial nutrient solution.



Wheat Grass Elemental Analysis

Objective: To identify and quantify (PPM) as many elements as possible in Wheat Grass fed a nutrient solution comprised of OceanGrown™ Sea Solids.

Date(s) Test Conducted: May 3rd, 2001

Laboratory: Thermo Elemental, 27 Forge Parkway, Franklin, MA 02038 www.thermoelemental.com (800) 229-4087

Methods: After heating, the residue was filtered prior to dilution and introduction into ThermoElemental’s PQ ExCell ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma, Mass Spectrometer).

While ICP-MS instruments do an extremely accurate measurement of trace elements, they, however are not designed to measure C, H, N, O, S, the Noble gases, or any of the Halogens.

Results: Measurements were checked against NIST calibration standards with good correlation.

Sixty elements were directly measured from Potassium at 52,712.5 parts per million to Indium at 2.5 parts per billion.

Conclusions: If it is not in the nutrient solution, it will not be in the produce.

Wheat grass grown with OceanGrown™ Sea Solids absorbs at least 60 elements.



Dr. Maynard Murray’s Experiments

Objective: To obtain qualitative and quantitative data on the benefits of using Sea Solids as a sole growth nutrient for crops grown in a variety of media/soil, indoors and out.

Dr. Murray experimented extensively in order to determine proper concentrations and appropriate applications of Sea Solids for a variety of individual crops. Furthermore, his trials attempted to measure the nutritional and health advantages to animals and humans that consumed crops fed with Sea Solids.

Dates Test Conducted: 1940-1970

> Peach Trees, 1940, in soil, Cincinnati, Ohio

> Turnips, 1940, in soil, Cincinnati, Ohio

> Tomatoes, 1940, hydroponics, Cincinnati, Ohio

> Mice, Rats, Rabbits, 1954, Chicago, Illinois

> Tomatoes, 1954-1955, in soil, Northern Illinois

> Turnips, 1954-1955, in soil, Northern Illinois

> Oats, Corn, Soybeans, 1954-1955, in soil, Elgin, Illinois

> Pigs, Chickens, 1955, Elgin, Illinois

> Apples, Onions, Oats, Sweet Potatoes, Radishes, Beans, Peas, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Soy Beans, Corn, 1955, in soil, Elmhurst, Illinois

> Grapes for Vineyard, 1957, in soil, Illinois

> Carrots, 1957-1958, in soil, Glen Ellyn, Illinois

> Tomatoes, 1958, in soil, greenhouse, Skokie, Illinois

> Hay, 1959, in soil, Lennox, Massachusetts

> Oats & Corn, 1959, Ohio

> Oats & Corn, 1959, Illinois

> Various Crops fed to various animals, 1966, Cincinnati, Ohio

> Corn, 1969-1970, Southern Wisconsin

> Tomatoes, 1970, hydroponics, greenhouse, Ft. Myers, Florida

> Tomatoes, 1970, hydroponics, outdoors, Ft. Myers, Florida

> Field crops, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida

Laboratories:

Laboratory of Vitamin Technology, Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Lawrence Rosner, Lab Director

American Research and Testing Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois. Paul W. Stokesberry, Director

Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois

Methods: Control crops were fed with the modern NPK-based fertilizers. Experimental crops were fed Sea Solids in varying concentrations with supplemental amounts of NPK added for hybrid plants

Results: Growth rates and uniformity, yields, disease-resistance, water usage, and nutritional content were compared both by laboratory measurement assay and by direct observation. Crops grown with Sea Solids showed marked improvements over those grown conventionally, with regard to all of the above parameters.

Conclusions: Clearly, there are significant differences between the results obtained with conventional NPK-based fertilizers and those obtained with Sea Solids. These are outlined in the appendix to this report. By offering a buffet (full spectrum) of nutrients as provided by Sea Solids, the plant has the freedom (genetic engineered) to select or reject elements in order to maximize its life force potential.



Wheat Grass Juice Stability Tests

Objective: To determine the refrigerated, non-pasteurized shelf life of wheat grass juice, obtained from wheat grass fed solely OceanGrown™ Solution.

Dates Tests Conducted: October 3rd thru 25th, 2002

Laboratory:
P.E.I. Food Technology Centre P.O. Box 2000, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, C1A 7N8
Tel: 902-368-5548

Methods: Samples were taken daily and sampled for microbial analysis using the appropriate standard methods. Analysis was terminated once a microbial guideline was exceeded. Samples were analyzed for: Total Aerobic Plate Count (TAPC), Yeast and Mold, Total Sporeformers and Total Coliform/E. coli count. The presence of Listeria monocytogenes, E. coli 0157:H7 and Salmonella specie was determined upon initial opening of each jar of samples. The standard difference between the two treatments was computed for TAPC, Yeast and Mold, and Total Coliforms.

Results: The microbial guidelines, which were taken from the “Health Protection Branch of Health and Welfare Canada Standards and Guidelines for Microbial Safety of Food – Interpretive Summary – Vol. 3” and similar to those of the USDA, were adapted based on the similarity to other products such as fresh cut vegetables. The guidelines were used to determine the wholesomeness, and therefore the shelf stability, of the samples upon storage at 4oC. E. coli was not detected nor were any other pathogens evident in any of the samples tested.
“It can be concluded from the results that the wheatgrass samples were microbiologically stable up to the 12th day of storage at 4oC based on the level of Yeast and Mold, plus the 2 days in transit, for a total of 14 days. There was not much difference between the initial pH (6.0-6.5) and the final pH (5.9) to impact any microbial succession patterns in the product in storage. Based on the Yeast and Mold results, the wheatgrass samples are microbiologically shelf stable for 14 days upon storage at 4oC.” Prince Edward Island Food Technology Centre

Conclusions: This study indicates that wheat grass grown with OceanGrown™ Solution has a shelf life up to 14 days – compared to what most fresh organic juice providers consider the shelf life of their refrigerated wheatgrass juice to be 2-3 days, maximum.


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