[Homeroast] GCQRI ???

Edward Bourgeois edbourgeois at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 12:56:13 CDT 2010


Hopefully Tom can put many of my concerns to rest and some sort of
written agreement on boundaries was reached within the group.

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 1:44 PM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com> wrote:
> Joe
> As farmers in the mid-west have found it's hard to have a "gray area"
> once GMO's are in the neighborhood. Many researchers are finally
> switching to the organic camp as we are now showing that it can
> produce yields, be an effective way to manage pests, allow the farmers
> to be less dependent on outside input costs, utilize soil based
> resources and be a h*** of a lot more healthy to farmers, the
> environment and consumers.
>
> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 1:34 PM, Joseph Robertson <theotherjo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sounds like it is time to focus more on the real small coffee farmers like
>> the local grow food co-ops I'm am currently involved in. I personally
>> believe the solution resides in small operations. The real question is how
>> do we individuals and small businesses throw our energy / $'s in that
>> direction to really make the differences you and I and many other want and
>> need with this green badly needed and wanted crop.
>> I'm going to watch the current explosion of small food cooperatives that is
>> in part a result of the economy being in the toilet and try and apply what I
>> see developing to the current global coffee market/situation.
>> Less is More. On the surface it looks like a huge problem. It's time for a
>> radical solution. Problems are only dreams and possibilities yet reveled.
>> My 2cents over flowed, me and my soapbox.
>> Joe
>>
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Edward Bourgeois <edbourgeois at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Nestle's GM coffee plantlets,
>>> “We will distribute 220 million high-yielding, disease-resistant
>>> coffee plantlets to farmers by 2020, through partnerships with public
>>> and private institutions in countries such as Mexico, Thailand,
>>> Indonesia and the Philippines, where we have already distributed over
>>> 16 million coffee plantlets in the past ten years.”
>>>
>>> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 10:59 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/
>>> >>>> >
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>>
>>> >>>> --
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>>> >>>> Amherst MA.
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>>> >>
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>>> >>
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
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>>> >
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