"Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic Barb’s Note: This is a must-read article to understand how genetic engineering started and where it is going. Pay special attention to the section titled “GMO as a weapon of biowarfare?” Bill Gates, Rockefeller and the GMO giants know something we don’t… One thing Microsoft founder Bill Gates can’t be accused of is sloth. He was already programming at 14, founded Microsoft at age 20 while still a student at Harvard. By 1995 he had been listed by Forbes as the world’s richest man from being the largest shareholder in his Microsoft, a company which his relentless drive built into a de facto monopoly in software systems for personal computers. So when Bill Gates decides through the Gates Foundation to invest some $30 million of their hard earned money in a project, it is worth looking at. No project is more interesting at the moment than a curious project in one of the world’s most remote spots, Svalbard. Did we miss something here? Genetically engineering a master race? John H.
The Last Argument of Kings “Doomsday Seed Vault” in the Arctic This article was first published in December 2007. One thing Microsoft founder Bill Gates can’t be accused of is sloth. He was already programming at 14, founded Microsoft at age 20 while still a student at Harvard. By 1995 he had been listed by Forbes as the world’s richest man from being the largest shareholder in his Microsoft, a company which his relentless drive built into a de facto monopoly in software systems for personal computers. In 2006 when most people in such a situation might think of retiring to a quiet Pacific island, Bill Gates decided to devote his energies to his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest ‘transparent’ private foundation as it says, with a whopping $34.6 billion endowment and a legal necessity to spend $1.5 billion a year on charitable projects around the world to maintain its tax free charitable status. No project is more interesting at the moment than a curious project in one of the world’s most remote spots, Svalbard. John H.
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EQUIPPED TO SURVIVE - Outdoors Gear, Survival Equipment Review & Survival Information Implications of climate change for agricultural productivity in the early twenty-first century (a) Changes in mean climate The nature of agriculture and farming practices in any particular location are strongly influenced by the long-term mean climate state—the experience and infrastructure of local farming communities are generally appropriate to particular types of farming and to a particular group of crops which are known to be productive under the current climate. Changes in the mean climate away from current states may require adjustments to current practices in order to maintain productivity, and in some cases the optimum type of farming may change. Higher growing season temperatures can significantly impact agricultural productivity, farm incomes and food security (Battisti & Naylor 2009). In mid and high latitudes, the suitability and productivity of crops are projected to increase and extend northwards, especially for cereals and cool season seed crops (Maracchi et al. 2005; Tuck et al. 2006; Olesen et al. 2007). Figure 1. Table 1. Figure 2. Figure 3. (i) Extreme temperatures
untitled Five Global Seed Banks That Are Protecting Biodiversity 2inShare Share By Victoria Russo Almost all food begins with a seed. Even when people eat meat or other animal products, those animals were most likely fed on grasses or grains that began as seeds. Seeds are the basis of plant life and growth, and without them, the world would go hungry. The world is home to hundreds of thousands of species of plants, and it requires a diverse variety of seeds to satisfy nutritional and environmental needs. The world requires a diverse variety of seeds to satisfy nutritional and environmental needs. 1. How many plant species can you think of? Millennium in Action The Royal Botanical Gardens has been collecting research on seed saving since 1898 and has had a formal seed bank for 40 years. 2. Since 1987, Vandana Shiva, who created Navdanya, has dedicated her life to protecting seed diversity. Navdanya in Action Since its creation, the Navdanya seed bank has conserved around 5,000 crop varieties, focusing largely on the preservation of grain species. 3. 4. 5.
Russian-English Name Cross-Index Russian-English Name Cross-Index by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff Many Doukhobor immigrants to Canada adopted English names in place of, or in addition to, their original Russian names. Notes This is not a comprehensive index of all names used by Doukhobors in Russia and Canada. IFT.org 25 Rules of Disinformation in Anything and Everything 25 Rules of Disinformation Well-funded and highly-organized disinformation operations are in full-swing throughout the internet. However organized, the tactics are very predictable in a world filled with lies and half-truths. Disinformation campaigns are launched against those seeking to uncover and expose the truth and/or the conspiracy. Stephen Barrett’s Quackwatch.com and supporters such as skeptic.org.uk and skepticblog.com are examples of websites which promote both synthetic and organic disinformation on almost any topic that does not concur with mainstream thought. There are specific tactics which disinfo artists tend to apply, as H. It would seem true in almost every instance, that if one cannot break the chain of evidence for a given solution, revelation of truth has won out. 1. Regardless of what you know, don’t discuss it — especially if you are a public figure, news anchor, etc. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 14. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21.