Maynard Murray was a medical doctor who researched the crucial importance of minerals — especially trace elements — to plants and animals. Beginning in 1938 and continuing through the 1950s, Dr. Murray used sea solids — mineral salts remaining after water is evaporated from ocean water — as fertilizer on a variety of vegetables, fruits and grains. His extensive experiments demonstrated repeatedly and conclusively that plants fertilized with sea solids and animals fed sea-solid-fertilized feeds grow stronger and more resistant to disease. Sea Energy Agriculture recounts Murray’s experiments and presents his astounding conclusions.
Quotes: "Sea water is the most ancient natural solution on earth and, in my opinion, it is the most ideal physiologically. The disease resistance of plants and animals in the sea is remarkably different from disease resistance in land animals and comparisons between animals of the same or similar species are most interesting." (30)
"As is well known, sodium chloride is used universally as table salt in the inorganic form. Equally as well known in the scientific community is the fact that an excessive amount, such as four or five teaspoons of table salt, ingested at one time is potentially lethal to human life. The use of salt (NaCl, not sea salt) was a recognized method of committing suicide practiced by the Chinese in ancient times." (33)