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Breeding goodness, back in

Postby Mad Howler » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:13 am

It has taken a few decades, but the tools that we have developed lead to this innovation.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2014/ ... egetables/

Sure, Monsanto has the mass to be on top of this.
I find the approach good and sensible.
I also see the potential to 'rapidly' breed back some of the nutrition breed out over the last 15,000 years.
We will see how smart and good we are.

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Re: Breeding goodness, back in

Postby Bwis53 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:10 pm

I just skimmed the article. Will reread it later. Just like one of the comments, I think Monsanto is scared, greedy and untrustworthy.

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Re: Breeding goodness, back in

Postby Bwis53 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:44 pm

Okay, just reread the whole thing. I guess Monsanto has the money to refinish the bad reputation they earned.

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Re: Breeding goodness, back in

Postby Mad Howler » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:18 am

My intention is far from being a shill.
Although, I appreciate this glimmer of hope provided by the company(ies) they've acquired.
Redemption is tricky,
And I do not see it as the motive.

There remains plenty of room for sceptism.

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Re: Breeding goodness, back in

Postby Bwis53 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:51 pm

In the article it sounded like they're trying to raise specialty breeds and charge more for them. Monsanto's shareholders are also becoming nervous about increasing media attention to frankenfoods.

I've got a different attitude towards Mendel or the local grower breeding peas.

One of the things I like about Farmers Market is that I've become familiar with who's got the best tasting raspberries and tomatoes.

On a side note, I used to sell roses. My boss told me that many have no fragrance because of breeding to avoid thorns and other qualities. I always found fragrance to be a big selling point to my romantic customers.


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