Bad news for coffee

begreen Posted By begreen, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. firebroad

    firebroad
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 18, 2011
    1,521
    512
    Loc:
    Carroll County, MD
    I love coffee. I also am fond of good tea, brewed loose. Did you know that tea was once such an expensive luxury item that people owned tea safes, to lock up their stash? I wonder if that will happen with coffee.
    Can see it in the newspaper now--"Major Heist of Armored Truck Bound for Starbucks"_g
     
    Ashful likes this.
  2. pdf27

    pdf27
    Member 2.
    NULL
    

    Feb 14, 2012
    155
    19
    Loc:
    UK
    The prime suspect for Colony Collapse Disorder over here is Neonicotinoid pesticides, which have just been banned over here for 2 years - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22335520 .
    If we wait a year or two and we stop having problems with it, that'll be fairly conclusive evidence.
     
  3. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 22, 2008
    2,161
    1,329
    Loc:
    Schoharie County, N Y
    Well, that's the end of my coffee enamas......
     
    Ashful likes this.
  4. firebroad

    firebroad
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Nov 18, 2011
    1,521
    512
    Loc:
    Carroll County, MD

    _g
     
    ScotO likes this.
  5. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 22, 2008
    2,161
    1,329
    Loc:
    Schoharie County, N Y

    I know, pics or it didn't happen.........
     
    Ashful and firebroad like this.
  6. mywaynow

    mywaynow
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 13, 2010
    1,369
    367
    Loc:
    Northeast
    This may be one that we can forgo pics to verify. Thanks anyway.
     
    ScotO likes this.
  7. Lake Girl

    Lake Girl
    Moderator 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2011
    5,349
    1,083
    Loc:
    NW Ontario
    The Starbucks heist could happen .. There was a maple syrup heist in Quebec a year or two ago ;)

    As to lack of biodiversity and GM foods, I bet that there are wheat farmers in Oregon that are not happy that their sales to Japan were just flushed because of Monsanto's lack of control on their GM test farms (those darn bees not staying in one field or was it the birds or the wind!). The mid-west may have problems too. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/eu-test-u-wheat-shipments-block-gmo-strain-100808757.html?.tsrc=samsungwn

    And while some may think Natural News is junk science (no opinion at this point they`re new to me), they do come up with what seems to be legitimate research. While the title of the article was less than glamorous ("GMO feed turns pigs stomachs to mush"), the study they referenced makes one wonder about GM food stuffs. Some partners were - University of Adelaide, AU; Institute of Health and Environmental Research, AU.
    http://www.organic-systems.org/journal/81/8106.pdf

    A farmer in Saskatchewan nearly lost his farm due to uncontrolled GM infiltration into his canola - Monsanto`s Round-Up Ready canola. While he technically lost his case since he did replant the seed and did not argue that Monsanto ruined 50 years of his own seed research, he had to turn over $20,000. But it could have been worse, he did not have to pay damages or Monsanto's court costs.
    Monsanto Canada Inc. v. Schmeiser
     
  8. billb3

    billb3
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Dec 14, 2007
    4,353
    610
    Loc:
    SE Mass
    Ashful likes this.
  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart
    Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division 2.
    NULL
    
    Staff Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    32,595
    9,757
    Loc:
    Northern Virginia
    Peak coffee?
     
    Ashful and Frozen Canuck like this.
  10. ScotO

    ScotO
    Guest 2.
    NULL
    

    Yeah, after looking further into that site, me's thinking the same thing!!;em
     
  11. BobUrban

    BobUrban
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Jul 24, 2010
    1,922
    1,133
    Loc:
    Central Michigan
    Not good at all!! But it is good to see we have others here that are as obsessed with good coffee as I am. Another great resource for home roasting equipment and green coffee is Sweetmarias.com

    I have some pretty solid connections in the specialty coffee industry so I will be checking with them as to the extent of the problem from an insider point of view.
     
    Ashful likes this.
  12. blujacket

    blujacket
    Minister of Fire 2.
    NULL
    

    Oct 2, 2008
    615
    281
    Loc:
    West Carrollton,Ohio

    !!! ;lol
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page