Professor Verifies MRI's Solar Evaporation of Great Salt Lake Water

A new academic study of the three companies claiming to source minerals from the Great Salt Lake—Mineral Resources International, Inc. (“MRI”), Trace Minerals Research, L.C. (“TMR, L.C.”), and Salt Lake Minerals (“SLM”)—has been completed by University of Utah Economics professor Wade C. Roberts, Ph.D. According to Dr. Roberts’ findings, “Only MRI implements a traditional solar-evaporation technology when transforming raw GSL water into a concentrated mineral form.”

The study follows several months of interviews with company officials, site visits to each of the companies, and in-depth analysis of production methods in an attempt to verify claims.

Roberts was able to validate the source of minerals for MRI, Inc., NorthShore Limited Partnership, a sister company of MRI’s, that is located on the northern tip of the northwest arm of the Great Salt Lake and is the supplier of MRI’s all-natural, food-grade, solar-evaporated minerals.

“We welcome these findings and are grateful that this information will help consumers make an informed choice,” stated Bruce Anderson, President and CEO of Mineral Resources International, Inc. “Since there is substantial confusion and difficulty validating claims in the international marketplace, the study was conducted by an Economics professor who attempted to confirm or disprove each company’s claims. Dr. Roberts was only able to validate MRI’s source,” stated Bruce Anderson, President and CEO of Mineral Resources International, Inc. “” To read the entire study about MRI and its competitors, please refer to Dr. Roberts’ web site at:

About Wade C. Roberts, Ph.D.: Dr. Robert’s received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. In addition to academic training in fields of development, gender, labor, and public economics - he has extensive research experience in Southeast Asia and is fluent in the Cambodian tongue. His is the author of the book titled “The Economics of Ordnance Tampering in Cambodia” – set to be in print by December 2010 with Cambria Press. Dr. Roberts' has conducted professional research for law firms, governments, non-profits, and various international organizations. Dr. Roberts teaches at both the undergraduate and graduate level at the University of Utah, WestminsterCollege, and WeberStateUniversity.

About Mineral Resources International, Inc.:
Founded as the legal successor-in-interest to the group of companies originally formed in 1969 by the Anderson family, Mineral Resources International, Inc. (MRI) ( ) specializes in developing, manufacturing, and distributing noteworthy nutritional supplements in liquid, tablet, and powder delivery forms, integrating naturally occurring minerals and trace minerals harvested from Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Through its close relationship with NorthShore Limited Partnership, its exclusive supplier and the only government-inspected, food-grade, solar evaporation mineral harvester on the Great Salt Lake, MRI goes to great lengths to ensure an all-natural, GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) mineral and trace element product while maintaining consistent standardization, concentration, and balance in each lot. MRI manufactures a complete line of innovative dietary supplements ranging from multi-vitamins to targeted nutritional formulas using all-natural ionic minerals. In addition, MRI provides a complete portfolio of premium, all-natural ionic mineral ingredients for use in supplements, functional beverages and foods. MRI’s products are sold worldwide through a variety of distribution channels including natural products, specialty retail stores, and natural health care practitioners.
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