Good Job! Judging from the figures you present, something important is
happening during sprouting and the process merits additional
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Tuesday, April 11, 2000, 6:02:08 PM, you wrote:
w> ... Here again:
w> Phosphorus: whole grain: 423mg%
w> Calcium whole grain: 45mg%
w> Magnesium whole grain: 133mg%
w> wytze wrote:
>> Douglas, I fully share your remarks on gmo's, patents and cerfain
>> developments in agriculture and society.
>> As promised, some data on mineralchange in sprouting seeds. Source is a
>> French book: "Decouvrez les graines germees" (discover sprouted grains)
>> from 1983 by M. Cayla.
>> He gives for wheat the following figures:
>> Magnesium Calcium
>> whole grain 423mg%
>> 133mg% 45mg%
>> sprouted grain 1050mg% 342mg%
>> In oats he found an augmentation of Calcium of 300-350%
>> Unfortunately, most of the sprout-research has focused on vitamins and
>> amino acids.
>> One interesting figure concerns provit A in rice Carotene in rice
>> increases from 0,3mg in unsprouted rice to 4mg/100g in seedlings of seven
>> days. (I do not know how riceseedlings taste and whether they are used as
>> food anywhere.)
>> I will dive further into the mineral issue and see what has happened since
>> the eighties in research. Anyway I agree that more research is needed.
>> Douglas Hinds wrote:
>> > Hi wytze,
>> > Monday, April 10, 2000, 12:47:56 PM, you wrote:
>> > w> Hi John, Douglas,
>> > w> ... Douglas' remark on the richer soils and healthier soils makes
>> > w> sense to me but is the increase in minerals than caused by the
>> > w> combination of compost and soil micro organisms?
>> > Well, you need the compost / humus to help breed the micro-organisms
>> > which help make minerals accessible, but above all I would stress the
>> > need for further research regarding these natural, symbiotic
>> > processes. This of course requires funding. Speaking of funding:
>> > In terms of my social conscience, I am offended the vast, wasteful,
>> > expensive and totally needless campaign to cash in on (develop, market
>> > and thus exploit) unique, patentable recombinant organisms designed
>> > first and foremost to benefit their developers and pushers, who are
>> > little better than criminals in my book.
>> > Evidently we find ourselves in the midst of a struggle where the
>> > natural world is being trashed (both psychologically and physically)
>> > as unfit, just so others can substitute processes that took millions
>> > of years to develop with others (*"theirs"*) that have more potential
>> > to lower the quality of life as we (and all those that preceded us)
>> > know it than to fulfill the greenback backed hype that's being spewed
>> > out in the media.
>> > And this is happening even before the natural process that gave rise
>> > to life itself are fully understood.
>> > Maybe I should go back to the states and run for president.
>> > Or just urge that more research be done on biological systems, while a
>> > moratorium is implemented on the further release of GMOs in
>> > agriculture.
>> > Douglas
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