[Homeroast] GCQRI ???

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 19:16:12 CDT 2010


I hope the possibility of GM Specialty coffee is addressed.

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 9:42 AM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com> wrote:
> Joe
> I'm so glad Tom is there. A voice of common sense. There's much
> research that would be very valuable. It's what's done with the
> research that needs to be carefully thought out. There are 2 distinct
> paths for farming happening presently. One that believes we can/should
> control the environment and one that believes we can work within the
> environment. After 40+ years working in the later I'm convinced it's
> the better path.
>
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:52 AM, Joseph Robertson <theotherjo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Now Ed,
>> Let us not extrapolate too much from Toms work here. It is very easy to be
>> an arm chair coach in this when we have so little information.
>> Same ol'e Joe
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 9:57 PM, 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.
>>> --
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>>> Amherst MA.
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