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February 07 2018

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ucresearch:

Why we need GMOs to survive climate change

Genetically modified organisms get a bad rap for many reasons, but we’ve actually been genetically altering what we eat since the dawn of human history.

“For 10,000 years, we have altered the genetic makeup of our crops,”explains UC Davis plant pathology professor Pamela Ronald.

“Today virtually everything we eat is produced from seeds that we have genetically altered in one way or another.” (You can read more about Ronald’s thoughts on genetically engineered food here.)

Right now her focus is on rice. It’s one of our basic crops and without it, we would struggle to feed much of the world.

With climate change, we’re seeing an increase in flooding in places like India and Bangladesh, which makes it harder to grow this important food staple.

So Ronald and her lab have developed a flood-tolerant strain of rice. It’s known as Sub1a or “scuba rice” and millions of farmers in South Asia are now growing it in their fields. 

Today is National Food Day, a day dedicated to hunger awareness. But as we focus on food insecurity, we need to talk more about how global warming will make the problem worse.

As our climate continues to heat up, it has huge impacts on what foods we are able to grow. Will our crops be able to survive droughts and floods? The University of California leads six labs that are working to develop other climate-resilient crops including chickpea, cowpea and millet.

Find out what other scientists are doing to improve our food.

Your daily reminder that GMOs are not evil - profit-mongering corporations are.

This is literaly what happens in nature. this gene ‘might’ have been able to transfer eventualy over time. so instead of waiting we just give the genes a little nudge,

see also the rice and bananas that were given a gene to produce vitamin A so that thousands of kids dont go blind due to vitamin A deficiencies

@chazemspren

ALL OF THIS!!! When you discuss GMOs please be mindful to not conflate the science, which is good and vital, with the awful business practices of companies like Monsanto.

This!!!!! I have ranted multiple times over the conflation of GMOs and “evil” when most people don’t even understand what it means. It’s the highest of blind privilege to dismiss and block this science, something that can save and improve lives, because you “think” it’s bad. Because you just don’t understand what GMO freaking MEANS.

Monsanto is evil. GMOs are not Monsanto. Thank you.

I actually did a paper on this in junior college – no one wanted to take the “pro” GMO side. (It was actually on the aforementioned Golden Rice, which helps combat vitamin A deficiencies and therefore helps prevent kids from going blind.)

I was raised very hippie – very, very hippie – and one of the weirdest shifts in thinking I saw in the early 2000s was the “purity” or deprivation-mindset hippie. Whereas a lot of my mothers’ peers (and my mother herself, who was super techie) would focus on how tech could improve things if used responsibly (bio-diesel! solar panels! composting toilets!), I feel like going without sort of became a holier-than-thou goal for their very pious blogs. (Or people just ignored which parts of their lives were tech-based, like say, food dehydrators.) Those sorts of people existed before, but it was definitely not the norm in my pocket of 70s-era homesteader hippie types and seemed to get way more widespread.

We’re going to have to create solutions to the problems we create, as well as external threats, but that’s one of the things humans evolved to be pretty great at doing. 

(Monsanto is definitely evil though, make no mistake. But from a lofty genetics-and-anthropology standpoint, GMOs are pretty cool advanced botany, particularly when it feeds children.)

December 12 2017

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harleyismyhero:

feedmecomicart:

I KNOW HOW MY FILTHY MUTANT ABILITIES UPSET YOU, SCHMIDT. DON’T WORRY–

–YOU WILL DIE PURE. NO MAGNETISM 

JUST FISTS.

reblog Magneto punching a Nazi

you won’t get anything for it, except for a kickass photoset of Magneto punching a Nazi on your blog

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deadstraybear:

Chance Called Memory 
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early access to pages on Patreon

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deadstraybear:

Like.. I never been so proud of drawing a DECENT looking Kitchen.. lol Anyway have a Handsome TigerBull Dad.

Twitter | Patreon

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deadstraybear:

MMMMMMM… Size Difference…

Twitter | Patreon

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deadstraybear:

Some more Old Otter art… ugh.. i feel bad that I didn’t post this earlier. 

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deadstraybear:

Funny how I hardly do Character designs now a days but eh… maybe I’ll get back into the habit. 

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deadstraybear:

I really need to get in the hang of posting here lol. Twitter is like my favorite hotel room where I do my frowned upon activities in.. speaking of which…

Twitter | Patreon

December 11 2017

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queenoftheantz:

We had an interaction assignment, and GUESS WHAT I DID!!!

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izuminokamiis:

SEES Members + Critical Battle Cut-Ins

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joederartist:

vaighish:

joederartist:

heeeeere’s tranquility man

OH GOD

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December 02 2017

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preved-medved:

theveryworstthing:

the fight is harder each year.

this remains one of the best old year/new year illustrations I’ve ever seen

November 27 2017

Demon's Souls online services to end on February 28 in Japan - Gematsu

lordranandbeyond:

Demon’s Souls Japanese servers are going offline in three months, just over nine years after its initial launch.

Umbasa!

November 20 2017

humvees:

sapphic–leia:

gablesmcgee:

the-real-seebs:

pornhub: the government is doing a bad job of sex education. we’ll do it properly.
public: applause
pornhub: the government is doing a bad job of snow plowing. we’ll do it properly.
public: confused applause

pornhub: chaotic good

chongoblog:

All Cracker Barrels are dimensionally linked. You could walk into a Cracker Barrel in Georgia and walk out of one in Arkansas and feel nothing

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josephsk:

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kaizeriin:

Overwatch: Reload Animations [x]

mccree:

reaper:

soldier 76 & pharah:

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BONUS

Tojrborn Trogdor Tourbillon Tigiorno Toblerone Troglodite IKEA dwarf:

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This is getting ridiculous.

Who wants pizza???

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