Robert Ariail by Robert Ariail

Robert Ariail

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    The story behind the test tube meat is based on concerns that meat production is becoming less sustainable and costs of feed and watering is rising as those are necessities over which farms, ranches, corporations, and communities are competing. Another recent story describes how the underground water sources are being diminished at increasing rates and the reduced size of ice packs in the winter bring less water to the farmlands and communities to which they’ve historically provided water.
    In an effort to do more with less, agrocorporations mix the genes of plants and animals in order to create products that are more survivable in worsening conditions. The following link shows an effort to save oranges from a disease inflicting them world wide by mixing their genes with pig genes. This process will not be welcomed by Jews, Muslims, certain Christian sects, or most vegetarians.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/science/a-race-to-save-the-orange-by-altering-its-dna.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
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    In our efforts to dominate the planet, we fail our duty as stewards and protectors and endanger ourselves and our children.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, about 3 years ago

    Cage fed?

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    In a more civil world, behaviors could be changed so that ‘organic’ food sources could be sustained and population could decrease through changes in behaviors rather than through calamity- calamity for which you are right to say we are due. It is a shame that those most able to set courses for society choose to keep people divided and from working together to fix things that can be fixed. Thank you for the well said reply.
    @ Genome Project CCD was brought to my attention nearly a decade ago. There is hope. Unlike the oranges, the bee problem is more localized. In 2008, during a visit to Germany and on any given day there, I saw more honey bees in fifteen minutes than I’ve seen in the USA in any given 10 year period unless I was visiting a apiary or museum. I had not heard me9970’s report of spray for asian rust, but it would not surprise me.
    Thank you for kind comment. Life has been exceedingly interesting over the past few weeks, and the last two in particular. Boredom is truly underrated.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    Interesting: the sign you DON’T see: “Genetically Modified”. Oh, that’s right. They don’t have to label that, and I don’t really think they want to brag about it. What you don’t know certainly won’t hurt you……

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Welcome back. Hope things have returned to whatever normal is for you.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 3 years ago

    I enjoy that America’s Test Kitchen show.
    Talking about lobster, my older sister was reminiscing about when we lived in Maine in 1957-59 her best friend in high school had lobster several times a week and she was tired of it. Her dad worked on a lobster boat.

  7. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 3 years ago

    Thank you 1953, it is the fact that Europe still has strong and healthy hives from which we might start new colonies in the USA that gives me a certain amount of hope. Thank you for telling the forum that honeybees were imported and for your efforts as a beekeeper. One wonders what kind of garden you might have benefiting from your tiny friends.
    A local beekeeper lost over 40 hives in three separate incidences where local military aircraft sprayed for mosquitoes during the day without notifying beekeepers or the public at large. While they have learned their lesson and only spray after dark now, my regular source of local honey, reputed to be an excellent deterrent to allergies, has given up. He says between neighbors who use toxins in their gardens and the military’s lack of concern, he feels its just not worth the effort anymore. Thank you for keeping the faith, neighbor.
    Sincerely,
    C.

  8. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 3 years ago

    And, gee, Monsanto seemed so benign and helpful at Disneyland. I don’t know if they still have their show for people to drop in and enjoy.

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