Lifting the Veil of Confusion
The public have too often been misinformed as to information regarding our new green innovative technology. To help clarify understanding of this new disruptive technology that is destined to change the world's primary source of production of food and the way it is distributed, Food Security Technology (FST) will provide a foundation here for those people unclear with the terms of this industry.
Aquaculture: is the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments.
Organic Aquaculture: is the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, when the feed and production meets the "Organic Certification Standards" as identified below, then the produce qualifies as being Organical grown.
Hydroponics: is the cultivation of plants grown in liquid nutrient solution usually derived from industrial nitrogen fixed chemical inorganic fertilizer rather than in soil.
Organic Hydroponics: is the cultivation of plants grown in liquid nutrient solution derived from natural composted biological nitrogen fixed liquid fertilizer rarely used in commercial hydroponic systems. When Hydroponic cultivation meets the "Organic Certification Standards" for food production as identified below then the produce qualifies as being Organical grown.
Aquaponics: is aquaculture combined with the cultivation of plants grown in liquid nutrient solution derived from the excretions of animals being raised and uneaten feed is separated to the hydroponic, symbiotic environment.
Commercial Aquaponics: is sustainable aquaponics with gross earnings from sales of produces, or services sufficient to cover operation expenses, overheads, interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization of investments.
Biodiversity: is 1. The number and variety of organisms found within a specified geographic region. 2. The variability among living organisms on the earth, including the variability within and between species and within and between ecosystems.
Biodiversity Loss: occurs in agriculture when synthetic chemical fertilizers are used to grow crops as a quick fix replacement to biological fertilizer that has the essential enzymes and microbes to maintain and improve biodiversity. Mono-cropping reduces genetic diversity while toxic chemicals such as pesticides, insecticides, fungicides and herbicides are used to destroy uneconomical organisms to increase crop yields and therefore profits. However, Iowa, Kentucky and Ohio are witness to hundreds of thousands of acres of once fertile farmland, now weed infested and mostly barren, thanks to short-sighted methods of chemical farming, mono-culture, and other poor agricultural practices that literally mined the soils to death.
Biodiversity Enhancement: occurs when Organic Agriculture methods are applied which builds soil fertility and biodiversity. Crop rotations strengthen genetic diversity and composted green plant waste and animal manure attracts worms and other essential microorganisms. Nutrifying bacteria biologically converts the ammonia and nitrite compounds into Organic nitrogen fertilizer ideal for building soil fertility to maintain and improve biodiversity for the long-term.
BONANZA™: Acronym for Biological Organic Natural Atmospheric Nitrification Zyme Accelerator. This is a structure designed and developed specifically to receive the excreted waste of the animals being raised, and their uneaten feed. The slurry is sterilized and mixed with composted worm leachate produced from a secondary phase designed within the system. This phase receives large amounts of green waste daily to provide sufficient food source for the Vermiculture production of leachate. This mix is converted with an accelerated Biological and Atmospheric Nitrogen Fixation process that produces nutrient dense fertilizer with beneficial bacteria, living microbes, fungi and natural insecticide that meets the Organic Certification Standards.
ENVIROCULTURE™: is the combined cultivation of agriculture, aquaculture, hydroponics, vermiculture, mycology, enzymes, biological and natural atmospheric nitrogen fixation where symbiotic environments allow for feed production, cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, recycling toxic nitrogen waste using worms, fungi and natural nitrogen fixation processes which recycles all the available nitrogen within the system.
Organic Certification Standards: is captured in the Organic Food Production Act, identifed as (Title 7 - AGRICULTURE USC Chapter 94: ORGANIC CERTIFICATION) with supporting USDA organic regulations, the National Organic Program Handbook, and Draft Guidance.
Organic Farm Certification: Title 7 USC Ch. 94 § 6508 Prohibited Crop Production Practices and Materials requires that:
(a) Seeds, seedlings and planting practices: farms shall not; apply materials to, or engage in practices on, seeds or seedlings that are contrary to, or inconsistent with, the applicable organic certification program.
(b) Soil Amendments: certified farms shall not: (1) use any fertilizers containing synthetic ingredients or any commercially blended fertilizers containing materials prohibited under this chapter or under the applicable State organic certification program; or (2) use as a source of nitrogen: phosphorous, lime, potash, or any materials that are inconsistent with the applicable organic certification program.
(c) Crop Management: farms shall not: (1) use natural poisons such as arsenic or lead salts that have long-term effects and persist in the environment, as determined by the applicable governing State official or the Secretary; (2) use plastic mulches, unless such mulches are removed at the end of each growing or harvest season; or (3) use transplants that are treated with any synthetic or prohibited material.
Title 7 USC Ch. 94 § 6509 Animal production practices and materials requires;
(a) In general: any livestock that is to be slaughtered and sold or labeled as organically produced shall be raised in accordance with this chapter.
(b) Breeder stock: Breeder stock may be purchased from any source if such stock is not in the last third of gestation.
(c) Practices: farm to be certified under this chapter as an organic farm with respect to the livestock produced by such farm, producers on such farm; (1) shall feed such livestock organically produced feed that meets the requirements of this chapter; (2) shall not use the following feed; (A) plastic pellets for roughage; (B) manure refeeding; or (C) feed formulas containing urea; and (3) shall not use growth promoters and hormones on such livestock, whether implanted, ingested, or injected, including antibiotics and synthetic trace elements used to stimulate growth or production of such livestock.
Title 7 USC Ch. 94 § 6510 Handling requires that;
(a) In general: for a handling operation to be certified under this chapter, each person on such handling operation shall not, with respect to any agricultural product covered by this chapter; (1) add any synthetic ingredient not appearing on the National List during the processing or any postharvest handling of the product; (2) add any ingredient known to contain levels of nitrates, heavy metals, or toxic residues in excess of those permitted by the applicable organic certification program; (3) add any sulfites, except in the production of wine, nitrates, or nitrites; (4) add any ingredients that are not organically produced in accordance with this chapter and the applicable organic certification program, unless such ingredients are included on the National List and represent not more than 5 percent of the weight of the total finished product (excluding salt and water); (5) use any packaging materials, storage containers or bins that contain synthetic fungicides, preservatives, or fumigants; (6) use any bag or container that had previously been in contact with any substance in such a manner as to compromise the organic quality of such product; or (7) use, in such product water that does not meet all Safe Drinking Water Act [42 U.S.C. 300f et seq.] requirements.
(b) Meat: For a farm or handling operation to be organically certified under this chapter, producers on such farm or persons on such handling operation shall ensure that organically produced meat does not come in contact with nonorganically produced meat.