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
We think a quote from the
Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia Uranium Entry sums up our
approach very well.
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.”
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
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.
example, Forbes recently reported that Scotts (the makers of Miracle-Gro) has commendably added an organic line of
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
Thus, by necessity, we have
taken a unique path.
internet, we mean to empower you with information in a way that no other
fertilizer company has done.
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.
if you think your friends will benefit from this information, please let
them know about it as well.
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
Finally, if you
decide that ABG Phosphate is worth a try, we will be happy to serve
you. Thank you.