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Medical Pot Fertilizer Co. Just Says No To Meat Industry Slop

[Press Release]

Humboldt Plant Fertilizers (HPF) is breaking new ground by becoming the only natural liquid plant nutrient company banning any use of slaughterhouse by-products such as the bone meal, blood meal, and feather meal almost universally found in all other natural fertilizer products.

Every product manufactured by HPF now bears the “Holy Cow” symbol, which clearly states the pledge to never use animal by-products. The other major nutrient lines may have single amendments, but nota stand alone system of natural nutrients for vegetarians to grow medicinal marijuana.

HPF’s company resolution also states that slaughterhouse by-products clearly are not ideal for medicinal patients with weakened immune systems. Not to mention, some religions also restrict animal by-product consumption.

“We saw the opportunity to tap a market demographic that had previously been ignored” says Co-Founder Kurt Wygant, “There are many vegetarian growers in our industry.” Wygant continues from the phone in Humboldt County ,“We are talking about growing clean medicine.”

Humboldt Plant Fertilizers change in approach to the rapidly growing medicinal plant market was a perfect fit for the company headquartered in Humboldt County, one of the world’s few recognized growing regions for medicinal cannabis and touted as the worlds best fertilizer for medicinal marijuana.

Humboldt Plant Fertilizers is rapidly claiming shelf space from the large companies such as Scotts Miracle Gro that earn billions of dollars a year. HPF’s plan is simple: increasing the market share that other business already have by creating the world’s best all natural fertilizers for medicinal marijuana available.

Humboldt Plant Fertilizers is poised to become a multimillion dollar business in short time with their focus on the “Holy Cow” symbol and by creating an entire new market. HPF is rapidly picking up distribution, shelf space, and product expansion so quickly that industry experts are taking notice as Humboldt Plant Fertilizers becomes one of the main industry players.

  1. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011 at 5:34 am

    vegetarian growers in your industry! isn’t that special.

    will that make the pot any better?

  2. Decline To State
    September 23, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Brilliant idea! I wish I’d thought of it. If growing medical marijuana is truly about medicine then it only follows that it should be a pure as possible. This fertilizer is treating growing as a legitimate industry. I like that.

  3. (-------Black--Flag----)
    September 23, 2011 at 10:43 am

    who cares about stupid pot anyhow? let’s hope this comes down over the north coast: http://www.infosatellites.com/uars-satellite-tracking-norad-21701.html

    watching you dirty neo hippies talk about seeing space debris hit Larry’s 84 blue Honda that smokes oil real bad would be piceless!

  4. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011 at 10:48 am

    It’s more likely to hit Flag, since he’s not a moving target.

  5. tra
    September 23, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Dont’ worry, BF’s tin-foil helmet will protect him.

  6. Goldie
    September 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Many vegans are not aware of the role that the factory farms play in the production of their vegetables. Their cabbage may not have eyes but often the soil is grows in is fed from the killing of animals in the harshest of ways. These products will give all gardeners a choice in fertilizers for their yards.

  7. Not A Native
    September 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Seems to me, plants and animals have a symbiotic relationship. Many plants couldn’t contine surviving without animals. And obviously, all animals depend on plants for survival(with very notable exceptions, e.g. cyanobacteria).

    If the issue is that agriculture shouldn’t rely on cruelty or oppression of domesticated animals, thats a credible position. But if the meaning is that elements making up a plant are ‘better’ or ‘cleaner’ if they were never part of an animal, that’s ridiculous, foolish, and scientifically impossible.

  8. tra
    September 23, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Well put, NAN.

  9. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Actually most scientists agree that eating meat has a greater impact on the environment than a vegetarian diet. Based on that, i think it is credible to feel your plants are ‘cleaner’ or ‘better’ by not using those bi-products.

  10. Anonymous
    September 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Nice advertisement.

  11. Norcalgirlie
    September 23, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I live a natural lifestyle. Gardening is important. It is not a nice thought to put processed by-products from a slaughterhouse in my garden! It is the bonemeal that is ground up and blood meal which is dried that is in fertilizers…Gross! This HPF stuff sounds good to me.

  12. freshbudz
    September 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Found this about bone meal: “In the 1990s, bone meal was identified as a vector for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or “mad cow disease”) among livestock. It is believed by some that bone meal produced in the 1970s from the corpses of sheep bearing scrapie caused BSE in cattle when it was fed to them, but the pathogen very rarely crosses species, so it is more likely to have spread from cow bone meal.” -Wikipedia
    I eat meat but dont want ground bone in my medicine or lettuce!

  13. Freud
    September 24, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Now who sounds “ridiculous” and “foolish” NAN and Tra?

  14. Anonymous
    September 24, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Stating “most scientists agree” is not a form of evidence.

  15. tra
    September 24, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Now who sounds “ridiculous” and “foolish” NAN and Tra?

    If you’re referring to the BSE issue, check the mirror for your answer.

    The problem there was with feeding bone meal from cattle, to cattle, not from using bone meal as fertilizer and the disease somehow magically making its way through the tissue of a plant and from there into the food or medicine.

    As far as the issue of feeding bone meal to cattle, I of course agree that’s an exceptionally stupid idea — cattle are herbivores, fer cryin’ out loud!

  16. tra
    September 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

    By the way, what’s missing from the press release, and this discussion, is the question of what IS in the PF fertilizer.

    Synthetic fertilizers like ammonium nitrate? Mined products like rock phosphorous? If so, there are environmental impacts associated with extracting the raw materials and with synthsizing fertilizers.

    Plant-based fertilizers, like alfalfa? If so, was the alfalfa also grown without the use of animal byproducts, or is “second generation” O.K.?

    I’m not saying the HPF fertilizer isn’t good stuff, I would just want to know more than what isn’t in it, I would want to know what is in it before I reached a conclusion about its environmental footprint.

  17. freshbudz
    September 24, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    “The problem there was with feeding bone meal from cattle, to cattle, not from using bone meal as fertilizer and the disease somehow magically making its way through the tissue of a plant and from there into the food or medicine.”
    – true, but no matter how careful you are with your watering wand or watering device, you always splash a little on the lower little buds. Even a tiny bit is gross. You can’t just wash it out, and God forbid you make an edible out of it and feed it to a sick person.

  18. Anonymous
    September 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    gee, the only way that I can figure to make fertilizer from vegetables is through fermentation. ie bacterial digestion. Bacteria is animal and alive. So which life form is worthy or not worthy to kill just for fertelizer for pot? A least with slaughterd animals there is a compounding of uses and societal needs I support choice,. This discussion is very esoteric and quite frankly a red herrining.

  19. Anonymous
    September 26, 2011 at 12:48 am

    tra, I suspect soft rock phosphate, greensand, verniculture, etc. Soft rock phosphate is a byproduct found in settling basins of former hard rock phosphate mines.

  20. tra
    September 26, 2011 at 7:58 am

    If you mean “vermiculture,” in other words earthworm castings, that would be an animal by-product.

  21. Anonymous
    September 26, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Tra, there is still a subtle difference between earthworms in soil and slaughterhouse waste.

  22. tra
    September 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Sure, but according to the press release:

    Every product manufactured by HPF now bears the “Holy Cow” symbol, which clearly states the pledge to never use animal by-products.

    Earthworm castings are an animal product. I don’t know if they count as a “by-product,” I guess that depends on your definition of “by-product.

    At any rate, there’s also a difference between earthworms “in the soil,” and earthworms in bins in commercial-scale vermiculture operation (which is where earthworm castings used as soil amendments come from).

    At any rate, I don’t know if they use earthworm castings in their fertilizers or not, because the press release only says what they don’t use, and doesn’t say anything about what they do use.

    Which is unfortunate, because there’s no way to judge the ecological footprint of the product unless you have some idea what’s actually in it.

  23. tra
    September 26, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Just to be clear, I think earthworm castings are great. I’m just wondering how far their “no animal by-products” claim goes.

  24. Lorna Doon
    September 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Earthworm castings are worm poop, not worm parts. As such they are a product of an animal, not animal by-products.

    Now if you are talking about grinding up worm heads left over from making your wormburgers, those would be animal by-products.in the mix.

  25. Not A Native
    September 26, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Look, when material passes through an animal(worm) digestive tract, it picks up bits of that tract on its way through, like sloughed off cells.

    The dirt a worm ingests is very abrasive so it also tears off bits of worm tissue on its way through. So fresh worm casting contain bits of ‘worm meat’.

    The surfaces of digestive tracts experience a very harsh environment and have intense regenerative ability to renew themselves. As an example, think of how quickly your mouth lining repairs itself after a noticable abrasion.

    People who are emotionally repulsed by ‘icky’ aspects of biology invent all kinds of “purity” ideas that are simply nonsense. The ideas that animal parts are inherently unclean or impure are some of them. Every living thing’s body is food for other living things, the recycling of life. BTW chittlings can make good eatin’, if you know how to fix ’em.

  26. tra
    September 27, 2011 at 8:54 am

    And if “earthworm poop” is O.K., then I guess chicken manure, horse manure, cow manure, bat guano and seabird guano should also be also be O.K. as part of this “system of natural nutrients for vegetarians to grow medicinal marijuana?” If so, why bother with expensive stuff that comes in a plastic bottle with a fancy label? If the only issues are bone meal and blood meal, just don’t use bone meal and blood meal.

    Although… what about oyster shell flour? By Lorna Doon’s definition, I guess that would count as an “animal byprodut,” too?

    At any rate, the question remains: What IS in the HPF fertilizers?

  27. Anonymous
    September 27, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Molasses.

  28. Anonymous
    September 27, 2011 at 10:12 am

    tra, you might want to google veganic composting which is a different subject. This fertilizer is not “vegan”, it is as it says “slaughterhouse byproduct free”. The ingredients are dervied from ocean fish, ocean fish scales, soft rock phosphate, and several plant materials.

    The concern with slaughterhouse byproducts, manure, etc. is there is no guarantee of what is in them. Most commonly manures cause problems in gardens by vermicidal compounds. Bone/blood/feather meal can be contaminated with microorganisms not digested by commercial composting.

  29. Anonymous
    September 27, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Also of some concern is aminopyralid herbicides in horse manures.

  30. tra
    September 27, 2011 at 11:06 am

    The press release says:

    “Every product manufactured by HPF now bears the “Holy Cow” symbol, which clearly states the pledge to never use animal by-products.”

    But if it’s true that their ingredients include fish scales, wouldn’t “ocean fish scales” count as “animal by-products?” And as far as “ocean fish, ” if they’re using fish meal or fish emulsion, isn’t that a “slaughterhouse by-product?” Or is a slaughterhouse not a slaughterhouse as long as it’s on a boat?

  31. Anonymous
    September 27, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Tra, for potting soil use there is a definite advantage here. The vegetarian claims are inaccurate. One company tried to market “vegan silk” because it didn’t boil the silk larvae alive. The slaughterhouse claim is at least specific.

  32. Lorna Doon
    September 27, 2011 at 11:45 am

    NAN @ 930:

    According to the FDA any soil sample containing less than 100 mcg per kg of worm intestine casings is legally deemed to be “worm meat free” and can be advertised so. No worries.

  33. September 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    People should go to the source instead of copying and pasting misinformation. They do not claim to be “free from animal products”

    Directly from their website:
    http://humboldtplantfertilizers.com/

    “The Holy Cow Symbol…symbolizes our pledge to never use any SLAUGHTERHOUSE by products. You will never find any bone meal, blood meal. feather meal or any other by products that are derived from the slaughter of any mammals or birds”.

    So nothing about fish ( or worms) and nothing about it being vegan, and I guess fish processing plants are not slaughterhouses (?).

    Learn to go to the source.

  34. freshbudz
    September 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Well Put! I also emailed the company and asked, and they were also misquoted in the press release, the vegetarian quote was to be omitted.

  35. freshbudz
    September 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    They firmly believe that slaughterhouse by-products from mammals and birds shouldn’t be in the fertilizers because they have been have been proven vectors for disease.

  36. Not A Native
    September 28, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Like Audrey II sings in “Little Shop of Horrors”: “The guy sure looks like plant food to me…”

    You know, fish fertilizers have been around since the Indians showed the Pilgrims how to garden.

    Is hype to separate people from their money OK as long as some local person is behind it? Purity fertilizer and million $ non-profit salaries are both scams, IMO.

  37. Anonymous
    September 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Not A Native there is no question the fish fertilizer to be safer from a contamination perspective. Many gardeners know about strange things happening with commercial amendments e.g. worm die off. This is intensified when you talk about potted plants.

    Waste products like poultry litter also contain a high fraction of arsenic which is another reason why a product like this has a market.

  38. September 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    “You know, fish fertilizers have been around since the Indians showed the Pilgrims how to garden. ”

    That’s right, no one but Native Americans knew how to grow a garden before the 1500’s.

    Are you serious?
    Fertilizers have been used since humans started growing their own food, the beginnings of agriculture , around 10,000 BC.

  39. Anonymous
    September 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Martha, Not A Native was referring to the Squanto children’s story, not actual history.

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