posted on Sep, 25 2012 @ 02:10 AM
reply to post by fulllotusqigong
Composting is very important, there's not enough of it going on, on a commercial level. But what really pisses me off is this Monsanto crap (got a
little sidetracked earlier because someone mentioned wasted food). I was an R&D engineer at one point for a hydroponics and zero-g aeroponics company
where I developed commercial growbots. I am still an R&D engineer but I am working on a medical and alternative energy projects right now. I had this
really cutesy idea that we could take the technology I developed for automated agriculture and throw it into indoor roof spaces in grocery stores and
grow an awful lot of the produce right above everyone's heads. No shipping, major water reclamation and organic waste composting all in one location
with sales one floor down. Same-day-fresh vegies and some fruits and herbs.
You know what the problems were? It would have starved a lot of big corporations because there was no pesticide, no toxic chemicals, no anti-fungals,
no maintenance for trucks, no diesel or gasoline for delivery, reduced water consumption just to piss off the local utility company, reduced sewage
use due to lower water use which also pissed off the local utility company, reduced taxes, a reduced ability to track product and of course, the whole
process was fully organic but cost half the price.
It wasn't that it was a bad idea for local business or local purchasers, it was a bad idea for corporations and multinationals in the petroleum,
trucking and chemical.GMO companies. Because of these potential losses for others, the government reduced our funding and then when they figured out
the actual impact at the CRA, they killed the funding altogether. Two million dollars in research invested and we were waiting on a 35% SR&ED that the
CRA nickeled and dime'd down to $110,000 so all that could be paid off were the initial investors, not enough left over to build the commercial units
or do the marketing.
All these @sshats are in bed together to stop us from doing the smart thing and the right thing, while they tell us they are doing the right thing,
but only for the larger corporations interests. Government is not our friend, they are quite simply whores in bed with the enemy.
Cheers - Dave
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