Gerry, I have not responded to that post because it has nothing to do with this discussion. You and Tad have wrongly assumed I am in the "camp" of Linda-Chalker Scott, I am NOT. In fact the only thing I know about her is what she wrote in her review of the literature. It is quite obvious the feud between Linda-Chalker Scott and Elaine Ingham goes FAR deeper than a simple review. The fact of the matter is, you are simply refusing to see what is right in front of you, and continually attempt to make my statements something they are not. How many times do I have to state my position on compost tea before you will actually read what I am writing? With respect to the studies, they are what they are, and your dismissal of them is wrong. You invalidate a study because they didn't mix a brew according to Tad's or Soilfoodweb specifications? Dare I ask how you think we came to the level of understanding we enjoy at this time with regard to mixing a compost tea? Furthermore, both you and Tad have chosen to completely ignore the other 3 types of teas listed on the SoilFoodWeb site, why is this? Lastly, to imply that Dr. Ingham is the ONLY authority in this field of study is simply wrong. Yes, she is a leading authority, but her work, just like every other scientist out there, is derived in part, from past studies of other scientists. In science, experiments are done, data is collected, findings are published. As each study is done, our knowledge and understanding of the subject being studied increases. New studies are then created based on the knowledge we gained from previous studies in order to continue the learning process. Modern science is a collective effort, not the effort of one. The findings of a single researcher have little merit in the scientific community until those findings can be reproduced and corroborated by other scientists. This is how the scientific process works. The sooner you and Tad understand this, the better off we all will be. I strongly suggest you stop wasting your time here and go post your statements regarding the scientific process and your scientific knowledge in a forum that is primarily populated by scientists in the field and see how far you get. Perhaps that yahoo list where Dr. Ingham posted might qualify.