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The Renewable Insanity of Monsanto, Bill Gates, the Rockefellers and Craig Venter

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MorphCity.com

By Cassandra Anderson
October 3, 2012

MC: Monsanto, Bill Gates, the Rockefellers, Craig Venter and other investors are working behind-the-scenes to bring genetically engineered (GE) algae to market with products that include fuel, animal feed made with manure, human food and vaccines.

The US government has a stake in this enterprise, too.  Obama put a moratorium on drilling for oil on federal land and voted down the Keystone pipeline, in addition to subsidizing the nuclear industry instead of increasing oil reserves.

Obama has advocated replacing 17% of US oil imports with oil made from algae.

Algae could be the next bottomless pit that the government flushes money down, to the detriment of the taxpayer, similar to the many solar energy scandals.

There are two major areas of algae research that the government and private entities are funding; open pond algae farms use massive amounts of freshwater, but this is the cheapest option.  The second option is mutated, genetically engineered (GE) or synthetic algae that may be able to use saltwater and polluted water, but there are risks of out-of-control consequences.

OPEN POND

Obama referenced a study that suggested 17% of US oil imports could be replaced with algae oil using the open pond method.  However, he failed to mention that these algae farms would require land mass the size of North Dakota and a continuous supply of freshwater.

It requires 350 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of algae oil!  The amount of water required to replace 17% of oil imports is equal to 25% of all water in the US used for crop irrigation.

The study published by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory failed to account for polluted water, evaporation and the energy required to keep ponds from freezing.

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