posted on May, 2 2008 @ 06:21 PM
Originally posted by Amaterasu
Are the results patentable? Reliable? Predictable? I don't get enough data from this source.
Is this a good thing?
You have inadvertently (or maybe purposefully) identified the first true indicator of propaganda here. This article seems intentionally vague and
non-specific about the 'news' it supposed to represent.
Many here are very familiar with the incredible bounty of chemical processes within the fungus family. The real news in this article is non-news.
The establishment has long 'purposefully' downplayed any pharmaceutical possibilities because as a naturally occurring substance its produiction
cannot be controlled and thus there are little if no opportunity for monopoly (which they refer to as 'proprietary possibilities').
But now in the 21st century new precedents have been set making it possible to corner the market on certain byproducts because the method of
extraction is patentable. By 'forced genetic or biochemical stimulation' fungi can be made to 'custom' substances - that knowledge can now be
'patented' because they are allowed to refer to it as 'a process.'
The illusion however must be maintained that it is the technology that brings us the chemical or substance - not the fungus itself. So here we have
an article making a scientific announcement on biochemical 'old'; news to give you the idea that this is a new thing. And our academician
researches are only too eager to oblige with gratuitous and self-congratulatory 'science news'.
Sorry to wax pessimistic. This could be very promising considering they finally are going to do what they have had the technology to do for the last
20 years. Who knows what we have missed, because big business wasn't ready to 'cash in' on that technology.
[EDIT to prevent offense]
I did not mean to imply that this post doesn't belong in the breaking news section. The source is presented, and should be accepted as breaking
news. My comments refer to the tardy recognition by the research community of these 'new' possibilities.
[edit on 2-5-2008 by Maxmars]