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Originally posted by loam
Gulf seafood deformities alarm scientists
It's almost two years since BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Now, scientists say they have found deformities among seafood and a great decline in the numbers of marine life. Dahr Jamail reports from New Orleans.
edit on 18-4-2012 by loam because: (no reason given)
Between us killing our own food supply and the government, I'm surprised we have anything left to eat. Soon it'll be the weeds growing in our yard that we have to turn into dinner because we killed or poisoned everything else! Disgraceful!!!!
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Petroleum would not cause genetic deformities like these; oil is a natural product and species have adapted somewhat to it's presence in the environment. It's effects tend to be immediate such as choking fish by covering their gills or killing an animal by ingestion. It does not create eyeless shrimp or lesions on fish.
The only other known factor at play is Corexit which is known to cause genetic damage and is listed as one of the most toxic substances by the EPA in their chemical workers handbook.
Forces are at work to create a world where only Corporations are capable of supplying the world it's food -and life. Destroying ocean life is an easy way to create a greater need for bio-engineered crops and livestock in a place where few people go and even less can seen or tested.
Something on the order of 40% of all the world's protein is supplied by seafood. The Gulf of Mexico is a toxic mess and the effects of Fukushima are not even being speculated upon yet. Indeed, the crisis there may yet worsen if the years of spent fuel rods become endangered.
2 events of such magnitude happening within a year of each other seems well, fishy to my conspiratorial side. People who have no problem ordering bombs dropped on civilian populations would also have little compunction in my opinion in allowing or even ordering such catastrophes to occur. Life is all about profits now, isn't it?
ETA - Ophiuchus; interesting that we reached similar conclusions as I was typing my post before yours appeared on the thread. S&F for you Loam. Good info, Thanksedit on 18-4-2012 by Asktheanimals because: added comment
Originally posted by popsmayhem
To be honest, it is in the
fishermans best interests
to play on how bad or isn't
it really is.. BP has been out billions
and they deserve to be.. These fisherman
deserve compensation, that is what this really
is about.. Getting 2 years free pay is great 3 would be
better 4-5 man get ready to retire..
For more than a decade, mycologist and inventor Paul Stamets has known that mushrooms eat oil. There were still a few kinks to work out; bringing the technology to scale and winning the acceptance of government agencies were two of the most challenging. Yet the basic science was solid and had been replicated many times by other scientists.
Originally posted by SeventhSeal
This alone costed Obama my vote. It's disgusting this wasn't handled better and it's downright degrading the way the government denies this nightmare for various species.
Originally posted by KaiserSoze
Haven't you been paying attention? Hillary Clinton Says "Al Jazeera is putting American media to shame" calls it "real news". I understand she is also fond of Chinese and Russian state TV as she says this "The Chinese have opened up a global English language and multi-language television network, the Russians have opened up an English language network. I've seen it in a couple of countries and it's quite instructive."
BTW, I wouldn't eat any of it either.