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|The Golden Rice project|
at 10:46 18 Mar 2019
Golden rice is going to be grown in Bangladesh. For those that don’t know what it is there is some information here:
There is still a lot of opposition to it but it doesn’t have the usual issues that anti-GMO campaigners use as arguments. It’s funded by philanthropists and there are no patents. It’s being given away free so there is no lock-in prices for farmers to big companies. It’s got the support of 107 noble laureates who have written letters urging Greenpeace to drop their opposition to it’s use and it’s been cleared by the regulators of the US, Canada and Australia for use.
The main thing is this though:
“Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD) in children causes blindness and weakens immune systems, making death more likely. The WHO estimates that about 2.7 million deaths each year could be prevented if children under five years’ old were provided with sufficient Vitamin A, but crops rich in Beta Carotene (spinach, carrots) are often not available or are too expensive for many, especially rural poor in Asia.
Genetic engineers have perfected a strain of rice called Golden Rice that provides as much Vitamin A as a serving of spinach.”
It’s hard for me to see why there is any opposition to such a dynamic changing crop.
|Amazon need to get a handle on this|
at 09:25 11 Mar 2019
As a service I actually love Amazon Prime, it's an amazing and hassle-free way to do things. Obviously many people question some of their corporate ethics, especially around tax and undercutting and they have every right to raise those concerns.
This however needs to be addressed immediately in my opinion:
The governance process needs addressing.
|An impressive achievement from the Rocket|
at 20:34 10 Mar 2019
1000 century breaks in competition, something I don't think many people would ever think happen.
He started at the same time as Higgins who is a rather good player and has 250+ more centuries than him.
|MH370 - 5 years on|
at 09:37 7 Mar 2019
Doesn’t feel like 5 years:
It’s a real shame for the families that no answers have been forthcoming and at the moment none seem like being found.
So what’s your favourite theory if you go full tinfoil hat mode? I think it’s got to be that it landed at Diego Garcia and the US used the passengers for experiments. That’s about as crazy as you can get without invoking aliens.
|Idiotic from Knudsen|
at 15:30 23 Feb 2019
Well on top, looking to press the advantage and he decides to do that.
Now it'll be a struggle, better to let him have a shot, wasn't certain he would score and even if he did we were playing well.
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