[Homeroast] GCQRI ???

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 00:01:06 CDT 2010


The Borlaug Institute
Monsanto has donated $2.5 million to Texas A&M University to fund the
Borlaug-Monsanto Chair for Plant Breeding and International Crop
Improvement. The chair is named in honor of Norman Borlaug who won the
1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in plant breeding.

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 12:57 AM, Edward Bourgeois
<edbourgeois at gmail.com> wrote:
> So they're genome mapping coffee. They're wondering why some varietals
> have good results in many areas. No mention of soil health. Sounds
> like the start of a outside inputs based and controlled system. Farmer
> must be under contract and are forced to plant certain (gm?) seeds,
> use certain fertilizers/supplements/pest controllers etc. Quality and
> consistency will improve, sort of. You may be able to grow Kenyan and
> Colombian on the same farm in Florida if they take it far enough. Oh
> happy day.
> So what if there's nothing from a blueberry in a Krispy kreme
> blueberry doughnut.
> --
> Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
> Amherst MA.
> http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
>



-- 
Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
Amherst MA.
http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/



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