[extropy-chat] gm biodiesel 'em
dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 23:37:25 UTC 2005
On 10/24/05, spike <spike66 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org [mailto:extropy-chat-
> > bounces at lists.extropy.org] On Behalf Of David Lubkin
> >... During QA, I stumbled into a DB entry that had us perplexed.
> > The entry was for an article entitled "Increasing Rape Yield."
> > Eventually, we figured out that what was meant was --
> > rape : a European herb (Brassica napus) of the
> > mustard family grown as a forage crop for sheep
> > and hogs... Also spelled rapé. -- David.
> I noticed some of the farm papers are taking to
> calling it oilseed. I am thinking of planting
> some of it in Oregon to experiment with biodiesel
> My evil twin has suggested planting a few acres
> of ordinary oilseed and put up a sign "genetically
> modified experimental oilseed" then on the other
> side of the creek put the real genetically
> modified oilseed with a sign "ordinary oilseed".
> Think that would work?
And the politically correct are OK about converting farmland from food to
fuel production in an increasingly hungry world?
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