PHOENIX, AZ (MAY 2016) – The new age in agriculture brings with it a global population more environmentally aware than previous generations. As regulations continue to ban or limit the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, the demand for natural and organic products is quickly expanding in the world of agriculture. One such solution to this rising concern, are organic acids, more commonly known as humic and fulvic acids, which are sourced from humate materials found deep within the Earth.
Humates are the remains of vegetation, often referred to as “buried sunshine”. This is due to the fact that these plants captured unparalleled energy from the sun to create plant tissues rich with minerals. This vegetation was compacted over millions of years to form peat. The pressure caused from being under layer upon layer of moving earth squeezed water from the peat to form lignite. Leonardite is an oxidized form of lignite and is completely organic in nature and beneficial in a wide variety of applications. This material is the base ingredient from which organic acids are derived.
Organic acids have been proven to increase the rate and percentage of seed germination, stimulate plant growth, amplify root system development, increase biomass yield and provide many benefits that science is only beginning to understand. With this new knowledge comes the realization of the vast potential benefits of organic acids in agricultural practices, and many regulatory associations and agencies are amending their definitions and allowances on these substances.
Of particular importance are amendments being made by the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials or AAPFCO (www.aapfco.org). AAFPCO has recently changed their definitions and testing for humic and fulvic acids. We believe, that in order for the efforts of AAPFCO to be meaningful, “nationwide implementation of the official terms and standardized testing method needs to be undertaken, as a way to ensure clear and accurate labeling of agricultural inputs”. The Integrated Life Science Research Center® (ILSRC) is taking part in this change, by asking for state government agencies to lead the movement and help implement these important changes to their local laws.
“Without implementing the AAPFCO approved standardized testing, a guaranteed analysis for humic and fulvic acids on labels would be misleading, resulting in confusion for the consumer and no way to control fake and adulterated products”.
The ILSRC is dedicated to promoting the development of safe and sustainable practices, products, services, and protocols. With this vision in mind, we ask that industry leaders make this important issue a priority by implementing the appropriate regulatory changes at the state level, “to ensure consistent interpretation and testing guidelines nationwide, and eliminate misleading and duplicitous labels for products containing humic and fulvic acids”.
About Global Organics Group
Global Organics® Group (GOG) is an international, integrated life sciences company engaged in the development and manufacture of proprietary organic and sustainable plant nutrition agricultural products and natural ionic minerals for Human and Animal Health. For more than 40 years, GOG’s BioFlora® business has been committed to environmental sustainability through its efforts aimed at preserving our ecosystem while providing superior plant nutrition. Global Organics® continued to grow with a mission to enhance human and animal life, the vitality of plants and soils, as well as the restoration of the environment through their Mineral BioSciences® (MBS) division.
Located in Goodyear, Arizona, USA, GOG is able to serve customers both locally and globally with the use of Green Acres, our 1,200-acre research farm, as well as our USDA Permitted Integrated Life Science Research Center® (ILSRC).
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