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FDA Announcement – Protecting Public Health by Strategic Implementation of Prevention-Oriented Food Safety Standards

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) gives FDA a new public health mandate. It directs FDA to establish standards for adoption of modern food safety prevention practices by those who grow, process, transport, and store food. It also gives FDA new mandates, authorities and oversight tools aimed at providing solid assurances that those practices are being carried out by the food industry on a consistent, on-going basis.  FDA will fulfill the vision of FSMA and strengthen food safety protection by applying the principles outlined here across the entire food safety program, while adapting them to the specific challenges posed by implementation of preventive controls, produce safety standards, and FSMA’s new import system. (more…)


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By Frank Gonzales NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Pushing envelopes isn’t just for test pilots at NASA — Ed Rosenthal’s agricultural creativity has been so successful that it is getting ready to take its place in the Space Technology Hall of Fame. (more…)

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Fertilizer helps crops grow better, but nutrient runoff can lead to serious environmental problems. Ed Rosenthal, founder of Sarasota, Florida-based Florikan, had an idea to control the nutrient release to avoid runoff and maximize the benefit to the plant. He perfected the formula thanks to 40 hours of NASA consulting, and the fertilizer is now sold around the world—and also used on the ISS for project Veggie.“NASA’s expertise helped us advance our development by years. We were happy to pay it back.” — Ed Rosenthal, Florikan





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Florikan E.S.A., LLC The Company


Florikan® is a Proud Family Owned U.S. Based Manufacturer | Evolving Plant Nutrient through Advanced Fertilizer Technologies

Founded in 1981 by Ed and Betty Rosenthal, Florikan ESA has grown from a man selling goods from the trunk of his car to an industry leader in plant nutrition. Florikan’s entrepreneurial drive, continuous innovations, and pioneering work formed the basis for introduction of Nutricote® controlled release fertilizer to the U.S. market over 30 years ago. This drive helped form NASA partnerships, for research and development work, on the recently patented Gal-XeONE™ controlled release fertilizer, and ‘Veggie’ production programs on the International Space Station.

Florikan® is a Proven Performance Leader | Bringing Plant Nutrition, Production and Conservation together

Florikan’s commitment to quality, and a solution driven technical sales process, has earned a loyal customer base of over 3000 end-user growers and industry professionals, who rely on Florikan’s crop recommendations and product performance. From production, fulfillment, to complete customer satisfaction, Florikan’s pledge is “We Make it Right”. Florikan has been recognized with awards from industry, community, government, and environmental organizations for the tireless efforts to develop solutions that bridge the demands of economics, crop production, and stewardship.

Florikan® is a Solution Driven Industry Leader in…


Tree Farms

Sod Farms
Specialty Crops
Golf and Turf

Golf Courses
Sports Fields
Municipal Parks & Schools
Recreation Facilities
Professional Landscape

Commercial Parks
Malls & Shopping Centers
Resorts & Hotels
Theme Parks
To learn more about Florikan, please visit the website at http://www.florikan.com

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About Gal-XeONETM Thriving Through Continuous Nutrient Delivery

Plants thrive best and remain healthiest when supplied with continuous nutrition. GAL-XeONE™ is a controlled-release fertilizer with a new, advanced polymer coating technology. It delivers optimal nutrients to the plant at a pace that matches a plant’s uptake requirements. GAL-XeONE fertilizer provides gradual release of plant nutrients to match a plant’s growth cycle as needed. It improves efficiency, limits plant damage and reduces nutrient loss.


EFFICIENT DELIVERY: GAL-XEONE™ is a controlled-release fertilizer with a patented polymer coating technology that delivers nutrients to the plant at the right rate to match a plant’s uptake needs.

EXTENDED RELEASE: Plants are healthiest with constant nutrition over an extended period. GAL-XEONE technology allows consistent, predictable delivery of plant nutrients.

EXACTING TECHNOLOGY: The patented GAL-XEONE coating uses technology developed with support from NASA to allow water to enter the prill then carry the nutrient solution out through a precise, semi-permeable membrane.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY: Delivering just the right amount of nutrients to match the pace of plant growth is a 4R Nutrient Stewardship® best practice and an efficient use of resources.


Controlled nutrient release from 2 months up to 18+ months
Sustained nutrient delivery to improve plant health
Reduced losses from volatilization and leaching, and minimized risk of scorching
Reduced number of applications therefore reducing labor and logistics costs
Applying the right source of nutrients at the right rate at the right time and in the right place
East and West coast production enables nationwide & international availability
About Nutricote®

Nutricote® is the gold standard in the world of controlled release fertilizers. For over thirty years, this world-class technology has been scientifically proven to outperform all other CRF’s, with its consistent and dependable release curve and superior homogeneous nitrate based fertilizer.


The release of nutrients from Nutricote® is controlled by the amount of a special chemical release agent in the resin coating.
Only the amount of this special release agent varies according to the required period of release designated by the various Types of Nutricote®.
This special release agent has resulted in a dramatic technological improvement in consistent and precise nutrient release.
Every particle of Nutricote® is uniquely homogeneous, to ensure consistent analysis application after application.

Crop Safe – Will Not Flash Release
Creates Uniform Crops in Size and Color
Longevities and Customization Available to Meet all Crop Cycles
For more information about Florikan products, please visit http://florikan.com/#nav

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Algal Blooms are the result of man made pollution of organic nitrogen

Submitted as a Public Service by the editors and moderators of APP Advocate Precautionary Principle

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To combat the algal blooms near shore in Florida we must first admit the scientific proven fact. The fact is that algal blooms are the result of land based activities (man made pollution of organic nitrogen) from sewage spills septic tanks leaks and and overuse of organic nitrogen from manure on lawns.  All of this we can abate if we have the will. (more…)

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How to Support Sustainable Agriculture  – it is UP to YOU
Several things we can do to help sustainable agriculture and sustain the Earth
1. Eat PESTICIDE FREE , for your health and to support farmers who aren’t doing harm, who are growing with very few chemicals, which are used sparingly. Eat PESTICIDE FREE 100% of the time. You can do this! If hard for you to do, please do your best! smile emoticon

2. Support small, PESTICIDE FREE farmers as much as possible. At your grocery store, look for organic B companies. And buy from local PESTICIDE FREE farmers (especially those who are using regenetative ag/permaculture methods) at farmers markets or visit their farms.

3. Even if PESTICIDE FREE  cut down significantly on meat purchases. That will free up your food budget for more organic veggie/fruit purchases.

4. Buy less processed/packaged foods. Processed food have more of a “carbon footprint”, (more transportation costs are involved, for example).

5. Grow your own Vertical hydroponic pesticide free food crops, using regenetative ag/permaculture methods. Learn about what that means – making your own compost, designing your landscape so everything works with nature and has a beneficial relationship, conserving water, etc.

If you don’t have land, containers are a good option. No sunlight? Grow lamps. No time, rather buy PESTICIDE FREE at grocery? That works. (You might consider donating food scraps to someone who composts. I do. I store in the freezer.)

At the very least, learn about it. Then, if your own conditions aren’t condusive, you can still teach others. Take a permaculture class, some given on weekends, some online. Learn about it so you can teach other people. You can share informative posts, too. Help this grow until everyone with front and back yards is growing PESTICIDE FREE food crops, rather than lawns. How cool would that be!! smile emoticon Help GROW this and Outgrow Monsanto!!

6. Cut down on paper use. Buy recycled paper at the very least. Also plastic – use glass, as much as possible. Recycle. Be as resourceful as possible, in your own home.

7. Speaking of homes, you can also support Earth, with other products you use for home care and personal care. The less toxic chemicals the better. Protect our water systems and your family.

8. Cut down on gasoline use. Some ideas – Carpool, ride a bicycle, use public transportation. Plan your trips so you can do errands together in one location. This reduces the use of fossil fuels and you’re not giving as much money to companies like Exxon, BP, etc.

And there’s another reason. Do you know what ethanol is made from? It’s made from Monsanto’s genetically engineered Roundup Ready Corn (also RR Soy, but mostly corn). About 40% of RR Corn is used for ethanol. Besides all the harm Roundup Ready genetically engineered crops/agriculture/foods are doing to our health, the cultivation of these crops, this agriculture (monoculture) is destroying the soil, habitats, the bees (neonicotinoids are applied to seeds), biodiversity, small farms, and much more!! It’s the very opposite of Agri-cology. Chemical agriculture destroys Earth’s delicate ecological balance and is a large factor in climate change. Please consider this and cut down on buying gasoline.
Every bit helps.

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