Actually, true wheat grass and tray wheat grass are not in competition. Tray wheat grass has its place. Although some people grow wheat grass under unnatural tray conditions, it still provides an amazing amount of nutrition. The belief of no difference between the indoor tray wheatgrass and true wheatgrass is just one of many myths about wheatgrass. To learn more, please watch the video below or go to: Myths About Wheat Grass Pines still grows its wheat grass in the same northeast Kansas soils and in the same way as the research. Pines Wheat Grass grows in that nutrient-rich, certified-organic, glacial soil for nearly 200 days. The temperatures are usually below freezing at night and sometimes above freezing during the day. A very dark green vegetable results. It provides high levels of chlorophyll, enzymes, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Yet, it is still no taller than wheatgrass grown in a warm temperatures for about a week.
More than 100 people started our company. They invested an average of $200 each. They did not expect big returns. Instead, they believed in our ideals of using profits to expand organic farming and to protect the planet. To represent those ideals, they chose the Pines tree, an international symbol of the peace in nature. Pines a 100% organic grower. We have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to environmental causes during the past 40 years. Pines added more than 2,000 acres of our own to organic and helped other farmers convert 2,000 more. We oppose farming that used poisons from Monsanto and other chemical companies. In fact, since 2010, we have maintained a Facebook page to expose GMO lies and to promote organic farming.
Because of our ideals, we oppose the contamination and depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer in the dry region of Kansas. Including a family that grows pesticide-based alfalfa and organic greens, farmers have pumped water from the aquifer for nearly 100 years. They use it to grow thirsty crops inappropriate for a dry region like that. Worse, no one can recharge the Ogallala. It took tens of thousands of years to accumulate that water. Wasteful farming methods have depleted and poisoned it. In less than 100 years, this family and others have nearly pumped the Ogallala dry. They use it to grow pesticide-based alfalfa and other poison-based crops. Even if the abuse stopped, it would require thousands of years to replenish the water stolen from future generations.