Reality Check

Reality Check

SproutNet

International Specialty Supply

August 26, 2001

Question

If your seed supplier advertises that they test for pathogens, it means they did which of the following?

(A)Fed the seed to a canary to see if the canary dies.

(B)Asked his warehouse foreman if he saw any pathogens when he unloaded the truck.

(C) Sent it to a lab so they can test 25 grams.

(D) Sent it to other sprout growers and no one has complained. 

(E)Taken 880 samples, sprouted them out, and tested the runoff water for pathogens.

Answer

Unless you have it in writing for the seed lot you are buying, assume they didn't do any of them.