GM crops containing fish oil nutrients could be grown in UK within months – Telegraph

An obvious plot to replace traditional Fish and Chips, or as some say Fish and Crisps with just chips saturated with Omega-3 fatty acids?

Genetically modified crops rich in fish oil nutrients could be grown in Britain for the first time within just three months after scientists applied to carry out field trials.

The researchers hope to produce the world’s first sustainable plant source of omega-3 fatty acids, normally found in oily fish, by “cutting and pasting” genes taken from marine algae.

Permission could be given within just three months for the team to start sowing the seeds at the same high-security research site in Hertfordshire where GM wheat trials have successfully taken place in the last two years.

The government-funded project is the first step towards developing more food enriched with vital omega-3 fatty acids which are believed to protect against heart disease.

The fish-oil producing crop is part of a first wave of genetically engineered plants designed to provide vital nutrients.

via GM crops containing fish oil nutrients could be grown in UK within months – Telegraph.

Let Go or Be Dragged*

Let it go – easy to say – hard to do – Shavawn helps

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“Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.” ~ David Foster Wallace

When I ran across the above mentioned David Foster Wallace quote, I laughed. I hooted and pounded my fist on the desk. I thought it was so hilarious, I posted it on my Facebook page where a large number of my posse ‘liked’ it.  Clearly, it hit a raw nerve.

It’s funny, but it’s painfully funny.

Ouch.

Let it go  

I realized I need to stop trying to catch the river of life in my bare hands.

Life must continually move and flow. Otherwise, we stagnate or atrophy. Our souls wither. Letting go is a huge part of that. If we don’t let go and allow ourselves to be changed, we will find ourselves becoming more and more stuck, and end up mired in things that we do not want, rather than…

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When the Going Gets Tough…

These days, the rough patch we’re navigating has turned into a very long haul. I believe we’ll weather the changes. I believe we’re strong enough to do so. Still, it’s easy to fall into despair and wish that our journey wasn’t so rife with trouble.

Right now, we’re in a thick soup of changes that rival any changes we’ve weathered in human history. The shit’s hitting the fan — environmentally, economically, emotionally — and everywhere we look, people are losing it. Shooting up the joint. Setting themselves on fire. Totaling their cars. Blowing up their personal lives.

via Breadcrumbs in Dark Times: Any minute now, everything will change. | Rebelle Society.