The CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory project is producing genetically modified chickens via cutting-edge science from plants.
It is hoped the CSIRO super-chickens will breed disease-resistant offspring, creating a line of poultry immune to deadly bird flu.
“If we can do it for one, why the hell can’t we do it for every other disease? This is a proof-of-concept project, which is massive.”
Dr Jeggo said CSIRO plant scientists had found RNAi molecules [...]
A Whole Foods supermarket in New York has removed a sign that used a drawing of President Barack Obama to advertise a sale on chicken after complaints that the ad was offensive.
The sign outside the supermarket on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, featuring an apparent caricature of Obama advertising an upcoming sale on whole organic chickens, outraged neighbor Woody Henderson.
“There are certain things that have been used to [...]
Deficit President chickens out at the last minute. $20 trillion here we come.
Story just hit the wires.
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – President Barack Obama will ask Congress Tuesday to craft a small package of short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic across-the-board cuts, known as the sequester, that are scheduled to kick in March 1, according to press reports. The request will come in a public statement from [...]
A bad cough is going around Far Rockaway, Queens. It is just one example of the post-storm health problems resident of hard-hit areas are exposed to in the aftermath.
Brett Scudder, a community activist, says he has come across many people who have a cough and migraine headaches.
Dr. Manny Alvarez of Fox News says migraines and respiratory problems could be signs of toxic exposure.
The city’s Department of Health says recent [...]
SEPTEMBER 12TH…THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COURT CASE YOU WILL SEE…WHAT IS DECIDED HERE HOLDS UP OR DESTROYS THE EURO…THE GERMAN COURT TO DECIDE WHETHER IT IS LEGAL FOR GERMANY TO BAILOUT THE REST OF EUROPE. IF THEY RULE NO..THE EURO WILL CRASH AND THE US DOLLAR WILL BE HIT SHORTLY AFTER. I HOPE GERMANY SAYS NO! LET THIS FINANCIAL PYRAMID SCHEME FALL ONCE AND FOR ALL SO WE CAN [...]
July 14, 2012
Three vaccines used to prevent respiratory disease in chickens have swapped genes, producing two lethal new strains that have killed tens of thousands of fowl across two states in Australia, scientists reported on Friday.
The creation of the deadly new variant was only possible because the vaccines contained live viruses, even though they were weakened forms, said Joanne Devlin, lead author of the paper published in the journal Science.
We are living a rural lifestyle and I can’t believe how much time I researching how we are going to be self-suffcient in the future. That said, we learned about peak oil and started planning in 2005 and we have only covered the tip of the ice berg when it comes to being self-sufficent.
I have gardened for over 30 years and can say with confidence – growing nearly all my [...]
Two papers detailing how deadly virus spreads was released Thursday after months of opposition
U.S. biosecurity pannel said papers could show terrorists how to make biological weapon
Scientists fear that mutated strand could more easily spread in humans
Controversial research papers detailing how to more easily spread the deadly bird flu have been released, ending a saga that pitted concerns about terrorism against fears of a deadly global epidemic.
Both papers were released Thursday [...]
The al Qaeda affiliate in Somalia has mocked the new $33 million bounty on its top leaders heads by offering its own bounty forPresident Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – 10 camels for Obama and 20 chickens for Clinton.
“Anyone who helps the Mujahideen find the whereabouts of Obama and Hillary Clinton will be rewarded with 10 Camels to the information leading to Obama and 10 hens and 10 cocks for Hillary,” said senior Shabaab commander Fuad [...]
by Charles Hugh Smith
The We-Fixed-Nothing Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost (June 4, 2012)
When the real problems are masked with fake “solutions,” the chickens eventually come home to roost, and we wake up to the reality that the fake “solutions” have only made things much worse.
The reality that the global Status Quo has fixed absolutely nothing in four years is finally coming to roost in the global economy. Though there is an [...]
Rising layoffs, falling home sales and slowing manufacturing activity are sparking fears that the economic recovery is headed for a springtime stall for the third year in a row.
New data Thursday provided fresh evidence that the job market is losing the momentum it built earlier this year, which could pressure fragile housing markets that have been showing signs of life. Separate reports this week suggested that the factory sector, [...]
Sara Nunnally: Farm life for me isn’t the same as farm life for actual farmers. I’m working on a small garden… But for me, it’s about having all my animals together — dogs, horses, cats — on a peaceful plot of land here in the Midwest.
For true farmers — like the guys who work the cornfields surrounding our property — it’s a different story. It’s awfully hard work, with hours sometimes [...]
Let’s have a thought experiment.
Translate your circumstances. You are a Greek citizen. You work in Greece, your family is in Greece, most of your contacts are in Greece. What are your thoughts? What are you doing today? Are you one of the people who has taken your money out of the banks? What are your plans – especially if you cannot leave.
Or, come from the point of view of someone giving advice [...]
I have been contemplating how to deal with the current economic issues we face and what the best solution is to face up to the coming turbulent times. I have come to the conclusion that I need to build a resilient community in my area. This is how I came to that conclusion.
There are basically four options, as I see it, for preparing.
1) Do Nothing — These are the head [...]
How is that done?
By cutting the compensation of employees so that employers can pay them less?
Healthcare professional’s compensation is cut so that the employer can then spend less compensating them?
So cut healthcare professionals compensation and then raise the taxes on them so that their workload can be increased…Is that how the tax increases and spending cuts will be used to increase the supply to meet demand?
The demigods like Dr. [...]
These high cost to start farming articles describe conventional (chemical) commodity farming. Not the farming we need anymore of.
If you can afford a small house in town, then you can afford a small house in the country with enough acres to start raising vegetables, flowers, cattle, chickens, etc for little more than the cost of the land.
In Cody Holmes’ book Ranching Fulltime on 3 Hours a [...]
“Baseline budgeting” is one of those Washington terms that sounds very dry and boring. In reality, baseline budgeting is one of the most sinister ways that politicians claim to cut spending when they are actually increasing spending. The Congressional Budget Office defines the baseline as a benchmark for measuring the budgetary effects of proposed changes in federal revenue or spending, with the assumption that current [...]
The Taint of Your Future Drinking Water – Gasland
Where do you live in the United States?
Do you feel the quality of your drinking water is healthy?
Have you ever thought of placing a lit match next to your sinks running tap to see as to whether the water coming out of it will ignite?
For that matter, have you, someone you know, or anyone you’ve heard of, ever had the [...]
Part of the big delusion in our banking system is the reality that debt has become a large source of money flowing through the economy. This is why housing made the perfect vessel for Wall Street and banking speculation. Banks create money by issuing loans and there is nothing larger to loan on than a home. Think about the fact that banks were giving out [...]
Last year Mark Zuckerberg set out to learn Chinese. Now he’s determined to get in touch with his food. If the goats, lobsters and chickens of Silicon Valley aren’t trembling, they should be.
The eyes of a hunter.
When he’s not too busy connecting people across the universe, Mark Zuckerberg is pursuing a new “personal challenge,” as he calls it. “The only meat I’m eating is from animals I’ve [...]
by David Pierre
One can only wonder what will go on behind the closed doors of the upcoming G-20 meeting. One thing is for sure, the rest of the world is really pissed at the United States for the fiscal and monetary train wrecks they have caused. From a fiscal standpoint the U.S. has “out-Greeced, out-Irelanded and out-Spained” the rest of the world.
From a monetary standpoint the [...]