[Homeroast] GCQRI ???

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 12:24:00 CDT 2010


Ed,
Thanks for the clarification on the GM and players here. You have a much
broader understanding of this picture than I do.
I'm anxious to hear more from Tom as the conference moves forward.
I always have high hopes for the possibilities out there.
Joe

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 7:59 AM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com>wrote:

> Yes, I'm skeptical of the intentions of some of the players. Once
> bitten twice shy.  Unless something has changed in the past couple
> years the Dr. N. Borlaug institute has not been a haven for organic
> researchers. Norman was not a believer of organic production. Nor did
> he believe many of the concerns having to do with industrial
> ag.production or GM plants. I think it is as important for the group
> to determine  what directions they won't go as it is what research
> they will start to explore.
>
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Edward Bourgeois
> <edbourgeois at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ray
> > As far as I can tell, musac has not been taken off the list of
> possibilities.
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 1:49 AM,  <raymanowen at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Monsanto Chair- Is it a heavy ceramic thing with a lever? Even with all
> >> membrane technology, it will still be * * * *.
> >> The Nobel Prize is being obscured as the most prestigious award in its
> >> field. Can you see the Nobel Prize for the Most Engineered Stable Coffee
> >> Origins, or Roundup fertilizer, "When Performance Counts."
> >>
> >> When Elvis and the Beatles were "It," I preferred the crunch of coffee
> beans
> >> in the mouth to the vacuum-brewed coffee I brewed for my folks. (Wonder
> why
> >> they both liked cream- from a cream separator- and sugar?)
> >>
> >> My record collection included "Jailhouse Rock" on a 78, "the
> Nut-Cracker"
> >> suite on some 45 rpm EP's, Khachaturian's piano concerto and several
> >> different performances of Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite on 33-1/3 rpm LP's.
> Not
> >> PC. No prize, but I like it.
> >>
> >> Cheers, Mabuhay, Iechyd da -RayO, aka Opa!
> >>
> >> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 11:01 PM, Edward Bourgeois <
> edbourgeois at gmail.com>wrote:
> >>
> >>> 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.
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> >>>
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