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Is SNAP safe?

Fresh mustasa heads.
Fresh mustasa heads touched only by my hands before making its way to the kitchen.

Yes, SNAP is generally recognized as safe or GRAS. Before I continue I want to affirm that I am not involved in the development, manufacture and sale of SNAP Hydroponic nutrients. The words you read on this blog are the words of a SNAP enthusiast.

SNAP is generally recognized as safe (GRAS). I didn’t make that up. It’s a technical jargon that is used in industry and academia. What makes SNAP GRAS? Because it is self-affirmed. Why? Because:

  • SNAP is developed with the assistance of the Bureau of Agricultural Research of the Department of Agriculture. In other words, this is a government funded project. The government would never allow SNAP to be unsafe.
  • The developers of SNAP Hydroponics, Dr. Primitivo Santos and Dr. Eureka Teresa Ocampo are respected scientists in their fields. They are botanists and licensed chemists. They are ready and able to defend SNAP’s GRAS status should the need arise.
  • SNAP Hydroponics has been around since 1999. That is two decades and in all those years no incident involving SNAP has surfaced.

Many has reaped the benefits of this government funded project. SNAP Hydroponics? goal of popularising hydroponics and urban food production has made livelihoods for many.

Personally, I find SNAP safe because it doesn’t have soil and how very minimal the food is handled before it reaches your door step. In hydroponics, the nutrient solution only has essential nutrients the plants need to grow. In soil, the nutrients are in the soil along with other stuff that gets in the soil. If you are unlucky the soil could be contaminated with hazardous run offs or with E. coli. The same goes for handling the produce. The greater the number of times the produce exchanged hand the greater the risk of contamination and the more unappealing it seems. I believe the only true way to enjoy clean and fresh food is to grow them yourselves in an environment you can control.