New Discovery Superior to Organic Gardening


by Richard Kieninger


The increasing popular interest in organic gardening and the superior nutrition it affords attests to today’s intelligent concern for disease prevention and the achievement of fully functioning human bodies. Of course, it is not possible to eat one’s way to spiritual advancement; but without complete nutrition, one’s potential for effective utilization of his human powers is definitely stunted. The wasted effort involved in overcoming a chronically fatigued body which is only marginally healthy leaves far too little energy for creative effort and advancement of self. The person who almost exclusively eats packaged foods and snack items condemns himself to poor health and early systemic dysfunction. But even those persons who carefully try to eat a balanced diet plus vitamin supplements are starved for essential trace elements. The health-food enthusiast who insists on organically grown vegetables which have not been covered with insecticides is on the right track; however, even he is far from achieving true health. The etheric energy of the Vital Body and the human Will can drive an undernourished physical vehicle for years, yet the fact remains that a body cannot be better than the food it ingests. The Angelic Host must have devised a way to insure full nourishment so that man can enjoy a perfectly functioning body. Fortunately, a way to perfect nutrition has been re-discovered.


The mysterious but profound effect of scores of trace elements upon plant and animal physiology is far from understood by science. Although the biological mechanics of salt-water plants and land plants is virtually identical, it has been noted that sea plants do not suffer disease, whereas land plants are subject to a multitude of problems. The dramatic improvement in crops by the addition of chemical and organic fertilizers is too well established to have to discuss it here, but the point of importance is that well-fed plants are less prone to attack by molds, fungi and viruses and are better able to survive attack by insects. A further observation is that salt-water fish suffer fewer systemic disorders than fresh-water fish. For instance, fresh-water trout develop terminal cancer of the liver at 5-1/2 years of age, but sea trout never develop cancer. All land animals develop arteriosclerosis, but sea animals never do. Sea mammals live longer and are more vigorous than comparable land animals. What makes the difference? There is something dissolved in the sea water which is absent in the soil of the land.


Dr. Maynard Murray of Chicago became convinced that most of the diseases he saw as a physician were the result of poor nutrition; so beginning in 1936, he sought to find a key to the problem. Through the tool of hydroponics, he could control experimentally the minerals available to a plant. Hydroponics, instead of using soil, has the roots of a plant immersed in a water solution of chemicals. Soil, on the other hand, is a complex colloidal suspension of particles of clay, sand and humus as well as minerals in solution. In both cases, the plant takes in minerals and water through its root system; and with the addition of carbon dioxide, oxygen and nitrogen from the air, it builds itself through the energy received from the sun. Because Dr. Murray was aware that trace elements were essentially missing in soil or blocked from absorption by imbalances, he tried to introduce them into his experimental plants with varying success. He reasoned that since the sea contains all the minerals washed from the land by eons of rain and since the first plants evolved in the sea, then possibly the concentrations of the trace elements in the sea might present a balanced formula for land plants as well. The traditional assumption is that the high percentage of sodium chloride in sea water would kill plants, so he tried a dilute solution of seawater in his hydroponic beds along with a special chemical additive which he invented to prevent reverse osmosis in the roots; thereby the plants could ignore the salinity. His plants flourished amazingly. The flavor of their produce, their size and their nutritional value far excelled any other. Why the trace elements are so important has not yet been analyzed by science, but sea salts are the secret to super nutrition. Pigs fed on the produce of Dr. Murray’s sea-salt plants have no runts in their litters, nor do they root. They are essentially disease free, and they mature more quickly for market. Dr. Murray has been granted two patents by the U. S. Government protecting his discoveries.


The produce of the sea-salt hydroponic culture greatly exceeds the nutritional value of organically grown fruits and vegetables. The all-important trace elements are missing from the soil after being leached out for ages. They are replenished only when land submerges beneath the seas and then emerges again thousands of years later. A land animal cannot get more minerals from the plants it eats than are in the soil for the plants to absorb. The manure of those animals cannot put back more minerals into the soil than were there when the plants grew in it in the first place. All land life therefore is short of the essential trace elements.


The Stelle Group proposes to construct greenhouses for the purpose of developing the agricultural potential of Dr. Murray’s discovery. We will have the world’s first facility of its kind. Practical methods have just recently been developed by Dr. Murray’s company, and The Stelle Group has an option to share in the technological advances concluded by him. His company, Sea-Ponics, Inc., has successfully marketed tomatoes for three seasons at a price of more than 50 cents a pound, site of production. The demand for the product is more than enthusiastic, and the marketability rests primarily on the flavor, density and meatiness of the fruit. The long shelf life without softening or spoilage is attractive to retailers. The Stelle Group can share in this market; however, it is equally concerned with having extensive hydroponic greenhouse facilities to provide year-round fresh produce in the future. Three crops per year can be harvested, and even tropical plants like bananas, oranges and pineapples can be grown in the totally protected environment of a greenhouse. Insecticides will be virtually unnecessary—much to the gratification of those who are concerned with the growing pollution of our world’s ecological system. The Stelle Group expects to demonstrate that a farmer can make enough money from sea-salt crops to reimburse his investment in greenhouses in five years. The greatest advantage of the whole process, of course, is the complete nutrition afforded to man directly from eating the vegetable and by eating meat and dairy products from animals raised on these superior crops.


The service which we can provide mankind through our development should become widespread. The members of The Stelle Group will donate all the necessary manpower to construct a greenhouse of 20,000 square feet, the growing tanks, boilerhouse and packing shed; however, $95,000 additional is required to construct the initial facilities. So many of our funds are already committed to previous projects that we ask that our readers donate the rest of the funds for the greenhouse. If each person on our mailing list will donate at least $50 to this project, we will begin building immediately. Please help! You will benefit yourself and the whole future of food production by your contribution to The Stelle Group which, incidentally, is tax deductible. Please specify on your check that it is for the greenhouse. Land has already been purchased and surveyed, and the architectural drawings completed. Site preparation is already underway. We will proceed as money is received and keep our readers posted on the progress.