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Saturday, 15 October 2005



This reminds me very much of the brief popularity of taxol, based on the rather sparsely populated and slow-growing Pacific Yew.

I continue to dread the emergence of a virus that can be cured only by a chemical in giant sequoias.

I hope anise grows faster. We nearly lost the Pacific Yew before they figured out how to make taxol synthetically.


Jarrett, eeeeeek!! Oh, please Lord, not the sequoias! I hope anise grows faster, too, but on that point, the thing that makes me worry about that is that the cynical Food Corps will use the hysteria to push GM foods -- like, hey, we can grow SuperAnise (TM) 10 x faster and make it resistant to drought/deluge/whatever, to boot! They scare me.

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