Duckweed is going to save the PLANET?

United States
July 8, 2008 2:06pm CST
Ever seen that green almost scummy looking stuff that almost covers some ponds? That's duckweed. Now, some scientists think it has some incredible useful properties for helping to clean up the PLANET and also feed the animals that feed us! Though wouldn't that put the pollutants into the animals we turn into food? That puts the pollutants into us. Well, maybe the plan has a few flaws, yet. Read about it at these places, (all university web sites!) http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-07/ru-dgs070808.php http://ei.cornell.edu/toxicology/bioassays/duckweed/ http://www.public.asu.edu/~starlite/duckweed.html So, is ordinary duckweed a miracle waiting to be discovered or has someone possibly been 'smokin' the ol'duckweed instead of studying it?
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Duckweed is their answer, go back to the drawing board. Next thing they are going to say is we can drive our automobiles off of it. Why not everytime I turn around someone has come up with a new crop that we can turn into fuel. I do wonder if these where the same sciencist that said humans need to start eating more insects. Insects are better for us and eating them instead of livestock will be better for the enviroment. For right now I will stick to my cron feed cows, and chicken.
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• United States
8 Jul 08
Cool, we can fuel our cars off it? While we munch on insects? Cruisin' will never be the same as when I was a teenager. I think I'll import some of the bacteria that excretes fuel oil, infect duckweed with it, and then pour it in my fuel tank. How's that for an idea?
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@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
8 Jul 08
When you start importing some of the bacteria that excretes fuel oil would you tell me where I can get some.
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• United States
9 Jul 08
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article4133668.ece Here you go. The link above is about bacteria that eat agricultural waste and pee gasoline. No joke.
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• United States
8 Jul 08
Ew. That's jut nasty. Even if it can help the enviroment, I'd be too grossed out to even touch the stuff.
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• United States
8 Jul 08
One does wonder how useful that stuff could be really. When searching for info I found sites concerning how kill and get rid of duckweed.