Thanks to you guys, this project will be a great success! I’ve (we’ve) raised $2100 from 18 donors on the Indiegogo site, and 12 donors through the PayPal link.
I went ahead and purchased the following starches in preparation:
- Potato Starch (Bob’s Red Mill (2), Anthony’s, and Barry Farm)
- Banana Flour (Nutryvitta, NuNanan) and will get some Zuvii (formerly WeDo) as soon as it’s available.
- Hi-Maize (King Arthur Flour, Honeyville, Ingredion, LifeSource)
- Hylon VII (Ingredion) (similar to Hi-Maize)
- Mung Bean Starch
- Arrowroot Starch
- Sweet Potato Starch
- Tapioca Starch
- Kudzu Starch
Testing all 17 starches will cost $152 per sample, or $2584 (plus shipping). The perks that the donors have selected will cost about $75 to fulfill. So I’m about $900 from breaking even. If suddenly more money should appear, I found another lab, a bit more expensive, that I’d like to send three or four random samples to as a double-check of the primary lab’s measurement methods. If a whole lot more appears, I’ll get some further tests, such as heavy metals, pesticides, etc…
In other words, if you’ve been thinking about donating, please do! You’ll get instant access to the results…everyone else will have to wait until the results get published in a science/nutrition journal. And then you might even have to pay the journal to see the article.
I would have pulled my own tooth to get this information, but the cost was prohibitive. The donors and backers of the project will see the results right away…the rest will have to wait. And only the donors will get to see ALL the paperwork, as it comes from the lab.
Anyway, thanks SO MUCH to all who have donated, and all who still might.
The mailman must really think I have a gravy fetish.