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'Hybrid' Plankton Could Solve Food Problems, Global Warming

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A type of microscopic plankton, which has features of both animals and plants, as well as containing nearly all essential nutrients for human beings, and absorbs carbon dioxide, may be the key to solving some of the world's most toughest problems.


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wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 3:32 am
> 'Hybrid' Plankton Could Solve Food Problems, Global Warming (#1)
before I even read on : BULL$HIT !!!
nothing is going to solve humankinds problems, and esp. not the 'food' problem (actually, there IS currently enough food to feed Earth's current population - and nevertheless some X0,000 people will starve today, and every day !) and esp. not AGW and, more generally, the impending environmental holocaust
UNLESS humankind manages to (1) stop and reverse the (human)population explosion AND (2) stop poisoning Earth (#4) (with CO2, other greenhousegases, dioxin and other POPs and other carcinogens AND radiation (that is: ionizing AND non-ionizing)) and ... ) and exhausting Earth's resources AND (3) radically change our totally $ick political-societal $y$stems (ie. abandon any kind of monetaryism (#3), and esp. capitalFascism) - - - to mention only three necessary though not sufficient tasks, which certainly could not be solved by some however-marvelous "hybrid plankton" (#5)

Oh, and (3), of course, would have to include healing humankind of denialism(#2) and neuroses in general, which would specifically include getting rid of mental poisoning like the headline.

#1 " [Compulsive] Evasion of the essential is THE problem of humankind. " -- 'The Murder of Christ' (my amateur.transl.) - Orig.: " Das [zwanghafte] Ausweichen vor dem Wesentlichen ist DAS Problem des Menschen. " -- Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957), 'Christusmord' 1. Kapitel

#2 " It seems, the biggest challenge we face is no longer the problem itself, but our inability to see it. " -- Andy Johnston in (www.)ADBUSTERS(.org) #57, 2005/1+2

#3 " The only way of achieving Sustainability would be to transform the very idea and institution of money itself. " -- Prof. Alf Hornborg ((slightly mis-)quoted in ADBUSTERs #95, May 2011; pers.comm.)

#4 " The probable fate of our species is extermination by poisoning. "
-- Rosalie Bertel (epidemiologist)
-- -- quoted in "What We Leave Behind", 2009, (a *highly* recommendable book) by Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay


wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 3:41 am
Oh, forgot one quote:
" For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating her to death. " -- Tom McMillan (*1945, Canada)


Joe Shults (37)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 7:46 am
Hybrid??? Need to use real food. Not altered>

Freya H (358)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 8:24 am
Don't know about global warming, but if they can help stop hunger, they might be beneficial. However, we do have to be careful! As John W. Campbell said, you can never do just one thing.

William K (308)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 10:46 am
This is marketing.

Jo Asprec (0)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 3:12 pm
Great food for us and grreat for the environment too. Thanks for sharing this good news.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 5:09 pm

Victoria L (13)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 5:48 pm
Interesting, but I don't like that we always look to the exploitations of "inferior" species to solve our problems.

Bette M (91)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 7:34 pm
When people are fed it lads to more people being born.
If you or who ever are goning to feed people especially
young people better make a law to include the PILL until
the world population is stabilized.......If that is even
possible now with seven billion humans ruining the earth
with another starving mouth to feed.

There there is a great need for a world law of one child
per couple.......ONE CHILD!!!!!

Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.

Penelope P (222)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 7:55 pm
The best news ever

Glenn Byrnes (197)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 8:56 pm
Wonderful. This might end world hunger once and for all.

Eddie O (95)
Monday December 26, 2011, 2:11 pm
Hopefully there's some real potential here for true benefit, even if it doesn't live up to it's hopes and promises.

David Menard (43)
Monday December 26, 2011, 3:46 pm
interesting hope it lives up to its billing

Lori K (56)
Monday December 26, 2011, 6:00 pm
Wonderful news. Let's develop these microorganisms further, to take up some of the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 26, 2011, 6:33 pm
These "panaceas" won't work and are unnecessary. We can already feed the world. Vast quantites of food are thrown away daily in the West, both by consumers and by farmers who can't sell imperfectly shaped tomatoes, for instance, to the supermarkets. Farmers in the developing world face competition from dumping. It's the system that's broken and the political will to change it isn't there. We areb poisoning the world with toxins and ruining its flora and fauna with GMOs. People will have to make the changes that governments won't

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday December 26, 2011, 8:59 pm
Interesting artcile - thanks for posting.

Holly Lawrence (430)
Monday December 26, 2011, 9:35 pm
Very interesting ... thanks much!

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday December 27, 2011, 4:28 am
Thanks for the article.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 27, 2011, 7:45 am

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday December 27, 2011, 3:09 pm
If something in the ocean is found to be useful Japan will rape the oceans until it is gone. If it absorbs carbon dioxide it would be better left in the ocean.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 27, 2011, 4:04 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Sue H (7)
Tuesday December 27, 2011, 10:25 pm
Wasn't Chlorella supposed to do this in the 70's. minus the carbon dioxide bit?? I'm always a bit wary of claims
about super foods.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 29, 2011, 8:22 am
Thank you, Naoko 4 this.
... a "bit " hard to understand, though...
& Sorry, Wolf. A. again: did not get you comment...????

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 11:58 am
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