quote: the possibility of mutated forms of these bacteria that hunger after lipids, say the oil on yr face?
quote: some primal peoples would deeply consider the impact current decisions and actions might have on future generations, a tack we would do well to emulate.
quote: a sort of blind trust that the products of science/technology are good or will somehow save us is rampant
quote: how can we begin to believe or perceive that we are getting less from a given input of energy if, from the outset, we operate from w/in the recognition of a given system's inherent limitations?
quote: conversely, diminishing returns only appears to happen when, from the outset, we operate from a perspective that the system is unlimited
quote: coaxing bacteria to make PLA or PHB has traditional required feeding them a diet of sugar (glucose). Thus this class of non-fossil fuel based plastics raises similar food crop issues to corn ethanol.