Why are these people so fast asleep that they never heard of feeding seaweed to
Using it on the farm or in the garden is newer--at least the use of soluble
seaweed powder is newer than the age old practice of feeding seaweed to
animals--especially by people who live by the seashores.
It was the idea of making a soluble powder out of seaweed that was new==and
it was started by Maxicrop, the company known worldwide for its superlative
I can see that this kind of information needs to be on my web site, since
apparently there are still people who don't realize seaweed's value.
Incidentally, did you know that seaweed foam is the lightest substance made? It
floats in the air. I have a tiny sample in my files.
Andy McGuire wrote:
> Some new scientific discoveries that made me wonder.
> >From an AP article: Researchers at Texas Tech have discovered that cattle
> that are fed kelp gain more weight, are more resistant to disease, and are
> more likely to be of a higher grade when butchered. The article states
> that the researchers "discovered" the benefits of seaweed by accident. It
> seems they overheard other researchers who were noticing differences in
> turf grass on golf courses that had been sprayed with a kelp solution.
> They wondered if it would work with cattle, and BING they had a discovery.
> I am not positive, but I think that organic farmers have been using kelp in
> similar ways for years. Maybe the next big discovery will be that feeding
> kelp to chickens (as Joel Salatin has been for years) is also beneficial.
> Just think of all the possible scientific discoveries we could have by
> looking at organic farming practices and then putting the science stamp of
> approval on those practices.
> However, it was noted that "Ranchers seem skeptical," but would try it if
> it were available on the market. Who knows, it could end up in feedlot
> bunks across the country.
> Reminds me of a quote of Deepak Chopra: 'Science is always behind. In the
> beginning scientists say, "This guy's a fraud," but then their second
> reaction is that maybe he or she has something to say. Their third
> reaction is that they do have something to say but that we don't buy all of
> it. Their fourth reaction is that it was their idea in the first place.
> Then it becomes mainstream thinking, and then finally it's scientific
> dogma. Because science is a dogma like anything else. It can't be
> divorced from the content of the cultural world view. What science is very
> useful for is to document something that we already know."
> On this same line, ARS researchers have given us another reason to give up
> Wonder bread. They have found that Chromium deficiency, common in
> industrialized nations, can lead to middle-age diabetes. Whole grains,
> they say, are a good source of chromium.
> That's all.
> Andy McGuire
> Agricultural Systems Educator
> Washington State University Cooperative Extension
> PO Box 37, Courthouse
> Ephrata WA 98823
> 509-754-2011, Ext. 413
> Fax: 509-754-0163
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