Fri, Apr 05 2013 at 3:24 AM
This is not a dream. This is if true a significant step forward. If we can use organisms to convert waste CO2 then it will produce bio fuel. This means that the labour involved in producing fossil fuels will be avoidable. It is a step forward in the availability of enegye, particularly if it can be produced on home turf.We just have to make the step to new technology, and this will be the testing factor. We are on the cusp of changing our world in these ways - and the hope is that we do not destroy ourselves in aggression or get destroyed by bird flue before we have the chance
Fri, Sep 28 2012 at 11:28 AM
It is true that our sense and sensibilities to the supply of natural foods has gone, because we no longer share in producing them. Also our control of what we put into our foods has gone. It is possible that we are giving little thought to this, possibly being complacent about it. During periods in the Second World War, parts of Europe were starved of meat products - and had to rely upon starches for their subsistence. The result was a noticeable improvement in longetivity, improved heart health and a lessening of degenerative diseases. Since that time, even more additives in the form of hormones and antibiotics are fed to our animal stock and all of this ends up in the body together with the cholestrol and saturated animal fats when we digest meat. In times of a shortage of meat if we return to eating fruits and vegetables we can look forward to better health of the population. So conclude we can have no fear about meat shortage rather we can look forward to a decrease in medical care. which may even outstrip the loss of revenue due to the loss of intensive meat production.