calcium-rich purified remains of marine organisms"
Doesn't Reams say that Min-Col is the essence of bone meal?
He did say that. Being as "bone meal" is where they steam off the fat from slaughtered animal bones and then grind up what is left, I suspect he mis-spoke, unless to him "bone meal" meant the remains of ancient marine organisms.
Was that 6 pounds maybe? Yeah, he did say something like that. I still say he didn't mean "bone meal." which is freshly ground animal bones. You can buy bone meal in any garden center. It smells bad.
And Beddoe says that "Mincol is derived from Soft Rock phosphate.
Could someone please explain how this all fits together?
Dr. Beddoe is right. Min-Col, the supplement, is removed from ordinary soft rock phosphate such as used in farming.
While, the method used by Daily is a step up from the crude process of hand shaking through a sieve that Reams originally used, there are those who prefer a more sophisticated "water extraction" method. Beddoe describes in his textbook one such way to do the job.
Those who preach the water extraction method hint that "it works better" (albeit at considerably more money). Being a simple guy who wants to see RBTI available to rich and poor alike, I wonder if they give full credit to ordinary human "wet" digestion.
The Wikipedia entry about phosphate is a mish-mash written by a chemist for a chemist and you have surely heard me say that chemists are extremely ignorant about the true needs of soil/plants/animals/humans. If you want to know about the subject, you are better off at this site. I particularly invite you to look for President Roosevelt's comment about quality and then notice that phosphate is an animal feed used to overcome phosphate deficiency. So Reams did not dream this stuff up. The 1938 timeline allows me to presume that someone read that 1936 Senate Document about our suffering farmland & people to the President.
Finally, you will find these words at this site: "The phosphate rich sediments are believed to have formed from precipitation of phosphate from seawater along with the skeletons and waste products of creatures living in the seas."
And that is why I say that Min-Col is nothing more than the calcium-rich purified remains of marine organisms.
What a blessing it is that we can reach back through eons of time to dig out that rich heritage and "eat" it so as to offset the horrid depletion of today's food. Even if you learn nothing else about RBTI, merely treating yourself to Min-Col will set you apart from your brethren---and in a good way.