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Robert Ariail

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    ^You sound totally obsessed.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months 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.
    ^
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/science/a-race-to-save-the-orange-by-altering-its-dna.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
    ^
    In our efforts to dominate the planet, we fail our duty as stewards and protectors and endanger ourselves and our children.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  3. uh-oh

    uh-oh GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Cage fed?

  4. Jeff H

    Jeff H said, 12 months ago

    I’d eat dirt before I’d eat tofu. Better for you, too.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 12 months ago

    @me9970

    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.

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @David

    Sounds like he’s been snacking on Conserve Gov.

  7. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 12 months 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……

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 12 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

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

  9. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 12 months ago

    @Nantucket19

    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.

  10. swr

    swr said, 12 months ago

    @me9970

    I’ll take that bet name the odds, amount and time line. But you might want to check out the bet the club of rome made back in the 70’s first.

  11. swr

    swr said, 12 months ago

    @kato1979

    conserve, to husband nurture and protect for the long run.
    and so what the he** is you point, beyond the one on top of your head?

  12. swr

    swr said, 12 months ago

    twice now the malthusians have said we were going to die back to about a third of the population at that point from massive starvation. I don’t think third time will be a charm.
    barring a super volcano or major astroaiod strike.

  13. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Won’t be any “test tube meat”. Real meat is plentiful and cheap.

  14. old1953

    old1953 said, 12 months ago

    @me9970

    That’s what I can’t stand about a large group of people in the USA. OH WELL, TIME FOR A COUPLE BILLION TO DIE SO I CAN KEEP MY LIFE JUST GOING PERFECTLY! Don’t bother replying to me, you cannot justify this drivel in any way.

  15. old1953

    old1953 said, 12 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Oh, for the love of – look, I’m a beekeeper. I’ve kept bees on and off for about forty years now, mostly on. And apparently I understand something basic that 99.9% of Americans don’t understand about honeybees. They are an invasive species in North America. North America has bumblebees, carpenter bees, sweat bees, orchard bees and a double dozen other types of native bees, but honeybees are strictly a European insect in nature. What the complaining about honeybees in the US amounts to is this – an invasive species is having a hard time adapting to challenges in North America. It always has had problems. The disease “American Foulbrood” is named that for a reason. And it’s so bad that states require inspection and registration of apiaries, and the inspector can legally burn a hive on the spot if he thinks it’s infected, and you can do nothing but say “thank you sir”, in many states. The idea that the health of an invasive species (even though it’s one I dearly love) is somehow the harbinger of death of an environment just flat out escapes me.

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