>FTC's (Frankenstein Technology Companies) do not take the antibiotic marker
>genes away after use because they can't. The tools to do this do not exist
>especially since they don't have a clue where this marker gene is located in
meanwhile they can very well be taken away, the tools (eliminating
the resistance cassettes by "chromo walking") exist for about 3 or 4
years. the real reason is, that breeders would have to restart their
entire breeding programmes from the beginning and that would cost
an awful lot of money or buying more of these small breeder
companies (of which there are much left). it's not the possibility,
it's clearly the unwillingness !
>I'm sure somebody could find out given ten years of time and
>unlimited funds, but since there is no money in this?
no need anymore. it just would have to be implemented...
>I'm further sure that in a healthy living soil there are no great quantities
>of nitrate, phosphorus or potash freely floating about. But that instead
>plants have to get these foods from some living micro organism (most often
>by force I presume).
given that nitrogen worldwide is added to soild with amounts of 50-
60 kg/ha by fall-out from the sky (industrial emissions) and
sulphur with about 20-25 kgh/ha, at least these two minerals might
be called "floating around" meanwhile and be removed from the
"strongly deficit"- list.
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