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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:54 am 
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An international team of scientists has decoded the full DNA sequence of the potato for the first time.
The breakthrough holds out the promise of boosting harvests of one of the world's most important crops
- BBC Ceefax 10/7/2011

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:18 am 
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Wow. I guess the eyes have it.


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How long before someone whines about "playing God", as if that's so bad, if even accurate?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:14 am 
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It will not matter once my army of potato-men emerge from the french fry trays and from under the gravy on plates all over the world!!!!


BWWWWAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAAAAAHHHHAAAAAAA!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:18 am 
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Now all of our Freedom Fries will finally be devoid of any foreign genetic material!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:14 am 
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Wayne Stollings wrote:
It will not matter once my army of potato-men emerge from the french fry trays and from under the gravy on plates all over the world!!!!


BWWWWAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAAAAAHHHHAAAAAAA!!!!!!



Pthawww Wayne! Friggin humour ....! Say something for chrissake! (Enough with the boy crap!)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:52 am 
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knightofalbion wrote:
An international team of scientists has decoded the full DNA sequence of the potato for the first time.
The breakthrough holds out the promise of boosting harvests of one of the world's most important crops
- BBC Ceefax 10/7/2011


We have seen how crop production has increased and how this has increaseed our ways of feeding the world ... so to speak. Yet, the scientists who have discovered these ways end up working for corporations whose bottom line is profit. As a selling point, they are altruistic, as if there bottom line is the welfare of people. But ultimately, they are more concerened with their shareholders than they are people who need food. And this is why they are suspect IMO.

The websites you have published here, by the way, are info packed and even wisdom packed ... and the content is possibly fodder for discussion, so thanks for it. But I do not trust Monsanto as they are a business ultimately and as a business, want to make profit. In order to do so, they must present themselves in a certain way. So the international team of scientists who have decoded the full DNA sequence of the potato for the first time .... might be goofy scientists ..... who may sell their PhD's to corporations like Monsanto whose bottom line is profit under the guise of altruism. What say ye?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:39 am 
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animal-friendly wrote:
Wayne Stollings wrote:
It will not matter once my army of potato-men emerge from the french fry trays and from under the gravy on plates all over the world!!!!


BWWWWAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAAAAAHHHHAAAAAAA!!!!!!



Pthawww Wayne! Friggin humour ....! Say something for chrissake! (Enough with the boy crap!)


Sorry, but there is too long of a wait for the gender reassignment program, so I am stuck with boy talk.

Sounds so very Communistic in a way doesn't it? "Ve vill reassign your gender if you do not use it for the good of the Motherland."

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What say ye?


I say paranoia and ignorance often fall hand in hand, unfortunately, like a wasabi-topped ice cream sundae.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:22 am 
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We have seen how crop production has increased and how this has increaseed our ways of feeding the world ... so to speak. Yet, the scientists who have discovered these ways end up working for corporations whose bottom line is profit. As a selling point, they are altruistic, as if there bottom line is the welfare of people. But ultimately, they are more concerened with their shareholders than they are people who need food. And this is why they are suspect IMO.


Too many suspect anything relating to a larger corporation just because it comes from a corporation. Others suspect anything relating to a governmental agency just because it comes from a governmental agency. Others suspect anything new just because it is new and different in some way. None of these approaches are really valid because they are generalities.

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The websites you have published here, by the way, are info packed and even wisdom packed ... and the content is possibly fodder for discussion, so thanks for it. But I do not trust Monsanto as they are a business ultimately and as a business, want to make profit. In order to do so, they must present themselves in a certain way. So the international team of scientists who have decoded the full DNA sequence of the potato for the first time .... might be goofy scientists ..... who may sell their PhD's to corporations like Monsanto whose bottom line is profit under the guise of altruism. What say ye?


They could "sell" their PhDs to a government, or an educational institution, or a corporation ... just like the rest of the world sell ourselves to earn money and live. The question could revolve more toward whether they sell their ethics.

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