[Homeroast] GCQRI ???

Joseph Robertson theotherjo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 18:11:20 CDT 2010


HERE HERE on that Ed. Thanks for a mid-west heads up. Funny how us the West
side never see the big farmers perspective.
I hope we ( those of us that are out here ) can stay in the Organic camp and
not get tromped on by Corporate GMOers.
Thanks again for your insite.
Joe

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 10:44 AM, 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/
> >> >>>> >
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>>
> >> >>>> --
> >> >>>> Ed Bourgeois aka farmroast
> >> >>>> Amherst MA.
> >> >>>> http://coffee-roasting.blogspot.com/
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