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Bacterium bullet may have been dodged...

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posted on Apr, 28 2020 @ 10:01 PM
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Locusts in Africa.
Coronavirus circles the globe.
And now a bacterium [Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 (RS r3b2)] that could have destroyed food crops.
Hopefully it has been thwarted.

And let's hope some other plant doesn't find it's way to this country.
Guatemalan bacteria infecting Michigan geraniums

A bacteria that attacks geraniums at first has been found in greenhouses across Michigan. This bacteria will also spread to more important food crops.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has identified Ralstonia solanacearum race 3 biovar 2 (RS r3b2) in a geranium plant in a commercial greenhouse in Michigan. The Ralstonia bacteria came into the United States on geranium cuttings from Guatemala. The bacteria can jump from geraniums to infect several important food crops, including potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants.


Greenhouses have to remove the plants and send them to a special landfill where they are buried at least six feet under the ground. 41 greenhouses in Michigan and 288 greenhouses across the U.S. received the diseased geraniums.



www.clickondetroit.com...
portal.nifa.usda.gov... thogen.html
plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu...




posted on Apr, 28 2020 @ 10:17 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe



infect several important food crops, including potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants.


The Irish genetics in me just pushed out a bead of sweat.



posted on Apr, 28 2020 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: myselfaswell

I can believe that.
And tomatoes!?!?!!

Don't mess with my BLTs!


I just hope they catch all of it.
I mean....doesn't this affect plants in Central America?
How are we not hearing about that???



posted on Apr, 28 2020 @ 11:06 PM
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I'm not one of those guys who walks around in a robe and wearing a sandwich board that says THE END IS COMING, however ... I do seem to remember something about wars, rumors of wars, famines, pestilences, earthquakes, and the members of a man's household being his worst enemies.



posted on Apr, 28 2020 @ 11:47 PM
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Noooooo. It attacks potato plants. That is one of my favorite foods.

How am I supposed to make pasties or mashed potatoes and gravy with no potatoes.

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posted on Apr, 28 2020 @ 11:55 PM
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And geranium salad just isn't the same without geraniums.



posted on Apr, 29 2020 @ 01:38 AM
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Isn't world trade and open borders great! How many times have we heard of something like Lettuces (or other grown products) being recalled because they were fertilized using human feces or were contaminated by whatever !

On an international flight if we had to divert the biggest hassle and the most time consuming was how was the leftover food to be disposed of. The airlines play the game because they do not want to be fined a zillion dollars for each uneaten bite of food.

I wonder how much the world is going to change after the Wuhan flu "Oh sorry China" I mean COVID-19 dies down ? There is nothing wrong with Self sufficiency for a person or a country IMO. AT least have everyone reading off the same sheet of music if we are going to trade.

A couple of years ago it was the Banana blight that threatened Bananas all over the world.... I guess it is just the price we should expect to pay... Glad they caught this before it really got out of hand and decimated what many eat on a daily basis. .



posted on Apr, 29 2020 @ 03:38 AM
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A lot of germ warfare going on coincidently



posted on Apr, 29 2020 @ 04:01 AM
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No nightshades for me as of five years ago, but I would totally feel sad for those who can eat them except I cant give up the tobacco. a reply to: rickymouse



posted on Apr, 29 2020 @ 04:39 AM
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Canada had a weird exchange with the Phillipines over some Sea-Cans of garbage that they sent back to Canada...was this a Proactive attempt to seed a Country with a bio-agent designed to cripple crop production?



posted on Apr, 29 2020 @ 08:51 AM
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Interesting !!!!
I didn't notice all the plants are in the nightshade family!

Wonder the connection between them and geraniums?

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posted on Apr, 29 2020 @ 09:41 AM
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originally posted by: Cloudbuster
No nightshades for me as of five years ago, but I would totally feel sad for those who can eat them except I cant give up the tobacco. a reply to: rickymouse



I have problems with tomatoes, can eat them no more than one meal a week, and with egg plant. I can eat a little bit of hot sauce and quite a bit of potatoes. But I have found if I eat too much potatoes I get sore muscles so I don't like to eat more than four meals a week with potatoes. If we make a roast with mashed potatoes and gravy, we usually have leftovers reheated the next day. I have more problems with store bought breads than with potatoes.



posted on Apr, 29 2020 @ 11:04 AM
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Yes when I decided give give up nightshades I was eating a Irish Indonesian diet of all nightshades 3 three times a day. Burning skin swollen joint aches in muscles. Second to last to give up was my beloved chillies. First was tomatoes then potatoes still cant stop tobacco but doest effect my skin. Even a tiny bit of nightshades and my skin burns only on my face and head. Have been gluten free for 20 years for same reactions and more.
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posted on Apr, 29 2020 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: Cloudbuster
Yes when I decided give give up nightshades I was eating a Irish Indonesian diet of all nightshades 3 three times a day. Burning skin swollen joint aches in muscles. Second to last to give up was my beloved chillies. First was tomatoes then potatoes still cant stop tobacco but doest effect my skin. Even a tiny bit of nightshades and my skin burns only on my face and head. Have been gluten free for 20 years for same reactions and more.
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Your immune system must have identified night shades as a pathogen and built antigens against the species. People who consume peanuts with bacteria on them and get sick from the toxins of the bacteria can actually have the reaction to the peanuts when they eat them. That happened a lot when that guy was selling peanuts that were moldy to many food manufacturers a while back. He went to prison and Trump actually pardoned him after about three years or so in prison. Lots of people got peanut allergies from this one peanut processor. The people who got sick were just a small part of people who got their immune system triggered



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