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originally posted by: SeaWorthy
Do you believe everything your told?
originally posted by: GetHyped
a reply to: SeaWorthy
Do you make up nonsense to fit your narrative when the evidence says the opposite of what you want it to say?
originally posted by: Gyo01
I read about it in the Virginia-Pilot newspaper during the oil spill ordeal. Unsure if it is man made or not. I am 50/50 on that one Agartha, because I have no sources, like yourself. It was so long ago, maybe that info was in the arricle. I was thinking of backordering but that's like 30 papers cause I have no idea which one it is and don't feel up to it. That's not my specialty.
originally posted by: chiefsmom
We, (Them) are just not going to be happy, until we have destroyed everything on this planet.
What the hell is wrong with people?
But "Hey, Monsanto is going to eliminate hunger and famine. And science is our friend. (as long as you can pay for it.)
For decades scientists have pursued genetic modifications that might enhance these microbes' ability to chew up oil spills, whether on land or sea. Even geneticist Craig Venter forecast such an application last week during the unveiling of the world's first synthetic cell, and one of the first patents on a genetically engineered organism was a hydrocarbon-eating microbe, notes microbiologist Ronald Atlas of the University of Louisville. But there are no signs of such organisms put to work outside the lab.
At this point, there are no man-made microbes that are more effective than naturally occurring ones at utilizing hydrocarbons.
All of the above contradicts your statement, it's obviously not that easy
The microbes eating the oils spilled in the Gulf were/are natural, not man made.
"Microbes are available now but they are not effective for the most part," says marine microbiologist Jay Grimes of the University of Southern Mississippi. At this point, there are no man-made microbes that are more effective than naturally occurring ones at utilizing hydrocarbons.
Despite the scientific skepticism, MicroSorb's Baird remains confident that her company, through its tireless petitioning to state officials and lawmakers in Washington, will win business in the Gulf. "We've had some dialogues with BP," she said, "and we remain very optimistic that we're going to be utilized to clean up the Gulf. So much so that we've ramped up production." "This should really be taken seriously," Baird said, "and the fact that it's not is a real problem."
For many of the entrepreneurs, patience was a must. The Massachusetts-based MicroSorb Environmental Solutions, which makes what it says is a safe, hydrocarbon-eating microbe, reached out to BP in April, shortly after the spill began, to get its product into the Gulf. Last month, BP began the first tests on some of the 200 microbe proposals it received, Rowe says.
"We said three months ago that (microbes) should be tested," says Billy Nungesser, the president of Plaquemines Parish, La., and a frequent BP critic. "We're a day late and a dollar short," Nungesser says.
originally posted by: Agartha
Sorry, I don't see a conspiracy regarding a 'man-made-oil-eating-bacteria' that doesn't seem to have an origin in any lab. I have tried to find a link with Cynthia but it doesn't seem to exist, and I am not the type who believes stuff without good evidence.
It is a proprietary blend of nature’s most powerful oil eating microbes, harvested from some of the most extreme and oil prone environments around the globe. With over one hundred billion microbes per gram, our formula ensures rapid remediation. Since our microbes are cultivated on Texas sweet crude oil and Gulf of Mexico seawater as a food source, they are ideally suited for the Deepwater Horizon spill.
Congressional Testimony of Heather E. Baird, Vice President, Corporate Communications ~ MicroSorb Environmental Products, Inc. United States Senate ~ June 17, 2010
That's just one company, I'd reckon there are more around. But it's enough evidence for our debate, innit?
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
a reply to: FamCore
When you read that 2/3rds of the oceans will be turned to blood and you read in real time
you get the impression that this may actually have a direct relation to it . Oh and you may have made that up but may be very close to the truth of the matter
According to the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), up to 40% of the residents of the territories adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico have become infected with severe respiratory and skin diseases, and one in four residents is planning to pack up and leave in the nearest future. journal-neo.org...
He also pointed out that right now the company’s proposal to select and introduce designer oil-eating microbes into the Gulf is in BP’s hands. “It’s in their pipeline, but we are not waiting for a response. We know our approach stands the best chance to make bioremediation work, and we are proceeding accordingly. ”
Research by the Berkeley Lab and others determined that indigenous microbes, including a previously unknown species, degraded the oil plume to virtually undetectable levels within a few weeks after the damaged wellhead was sealed. Another study showed that the methane and other gaseous compounds in the water column were also almost completely degraded within three months.
originally posted by: PublicOpinion
I'll take everything back, there's only lots of circumstancial evidence around. Kinda fishy nonetheless, innit?