Top 10 Reasons to Use Archipelago Bat Guano 

10. Peace of mind from making an informed choice 

            There is a lot to know if you are going to make an informed choice when purchasing fertilizer.  It might be important to you that “organic fertilizer” probably does not mean what you think it means; or that toxic waste is considered a viable nutrient source in most states; or that some of the main-stream phosphate fertilizer may contain significant quantities of uranium, heavy metals, fluoride and radioactive nuclides.  If so, we hope you read our web page and follow the links to further information.   

            We think a quote from the Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia Uranium Entry sums up our approach very well.  In an explanation as to why the paper is so long, Mr. Irwin states there that “in spite of numerous problems and complexities, knowledge is often power in decisions related to chemical contamination.  It is therefore often helpful to be aware of a broad universe of conflicting results or conflicting expert opinions rather than having a portion of this information arbitrarily censored by someone else.”  “Many would like to see a high percentage of the information available and decide for themselves what to throw out, partly because they don’t want to seem uninformed or be caught by surprise by potentially important information.  They are in a better position if they can say: “I knew about that data, assessed it based on the following quality assurance criteria, and decided not to use it for this application.”” 

           And although we have certainly found only a small portion of all that can be discovered regarding the issues that are addressed, we have tried to be fair.  For example, the links will not only tell you the reported concerns of toxic waste in fertilizer, they will also guide you to government studies that show that the fertilizer is nevertheless safe.  Also, we tell you about the fears of fluoride, but we also have links to studies that say that aside from sudden death from acute poisoning, there is little to fear.  So although our coverage is not complete, it provides a good start at becoming informed so that you can decide what is best for you.    

                        But do not expect this approach from every company.  For example, Forbes recently reported that Scotts (the makers of Miracle-Gro) has commendably added an organic line of products.  But Forbes reports that   it is part of a quiet move by the company to be less dependent on synthetically created chemicals, which include the main components in Scott’s distinctive blue Miracle-Gro plant food.”  “Scotts can’t market natural products in a way that will spook gardeners who buy the chemical-soaked stuff that helps them grow football-size tulips and tomatoes.”  This is, in our opinion, an industry-wide dilemma because most fertilizers that have been sold in the last century have been synthetic.  The established fertilizer companies cannot realistically come out now and be critical of these products.  And the small companies that have no such history generally do not have the resources to spread the word through traditional marketing methods. 

                        Thus, by necessity, we have taken a unique path.  Through the internet, we mean to empower you with information in a way that no other fertilizer company has done.  And expect the web page to grow as more information is obtained.  If you have comments regarding the approach that we have taken, questions, or additional information for the web page, please let us know.  Also, if you think your friends will benefit from this information, please let them know about it as well.  They will not likely find us advertised elsewhere.  Further, if you have similar information or concerns posted on a web page of your own and you believe our information is valuable to your audience, we invite you to link to this page. 

Finally, if you decide that ABG Phosphate is worth a try, we will be happy to serve you.  Thank you.


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