There’s Gold In Them Thar Fools


By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog


All algae-sourced DHA are products of industrial biotechnology sold to a gullible public considered as “sheep for the shearing” by corporate fat cats.

Don’t worry, it’s not your meat YET, it’s just your wool.

According to Issues in Animal, Marine, Food, and Industrial Biotechnology: 2011 Edition …

“Research findings, ‘Isolation and characterization of Taiwanese heterotrophic microalgae screening of strains of decosahexaenoic acid (DHA) production,’ are discussed in a new report. According to recent research published in the journal Marine Biotechnology, ‘Marine heterotrophic microalgal species which are potentially rich in decosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6n-3) have been found in Taiwan; however, there was a lack of detailed analysis and characterization of these indigenous algae which is needed for the development of commercial applications. Hence, the objective of this study was to screen DHA-rich heterotrophic microalgae species indigenous to Taiwan for commercial purposes.’

“‘Heterotrophic microalgae from a variety of marine habitats were isolated, cultivated, and then identified according to their 18S rRNA gene sequences and morphological characteristics. A comparison was made of their fatty acid profiles, fatty acid content, and amount of biomass. For the strain with highest DHA yield, the optimum growth conditions were determined in order to establish the best fermentation conditions for scale-up. In this study, 25 heterotrophic microalgal strains were successfully isolated from marine habitats around Taiwan. All of the isolated strains showed a close phylogenic relationship with the Thraustochytriaceae family according to their 18S rRNA gene sequences. GC/MS analysis discerned seven distinctive fatty acid profiles of these strains, with the production of eicosapentaenoic acid (C20:5n-3) ranging from 0.02 to 2.61 mg L(-1), and DHA ranging from 0.8 to 18.0 L(-1). An Aurantiochytrium strain BL10 with high DHA production was subsequently chosen for further manipulation,’ wrote H.L. Yang and colleagues, National Cheng Kung University, Institute of Biotechnology..

“The researchers concluded, ‘Under optimal growth conditions it could produce up to 59.0 g of dry biomass per liter of culture, with dry biomass containing 73% total fatty acid and 29% DHA, revealing BL10 as an excellent source of microbial DHA.'”

According to Asia Pacific Biotech (2002) …

“The southwestern region of Taiwan, where the NCKU [National Cheng Kung University] campus locates, produces most of the island’s crops and exports economic plants and products to the world. The traditional agriculture has been extensively developed for hundreds of years in this area. With Taiwan’s agriculture becoming less competitive in a global perspective, one of the missions of Institute of Biotechnology in NCKU is to revive the traditional agriculture with a touch of modern biotechnology. In collaboration with nearby agriculture-related research organizations, such as Asian Vegetable Research & Development Center (AVRDC), Taiwan Sugar Research Institute, Taiwan Livestock Research Institute, Tainan Agricultural Improvement Station and Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute, several inter-campus research teams are formed to study plants, poultries, livestock and aquaculture in genetic levels. Transgenic applications are the focus of those studies.”

Read and heed a few of the phrases used …

“best fermentation conditions for scale-up”

“chosen for further manipulation”

“microbial DHA”

“transgenic applications are the focus of those studies”

'There’s Gold In Them Thar Fools' has 1 comment

  1. June 13, 2016 @ 5:30 pm Atom

    John Romulus Brinkley transplanted 16,000 or so goat testicles into gentlemen (including Hollywood actors and other celebrities).

    He even transplanted human testicles from death row prisoners at $5,000 per surgery.

    This was from 1915 through 1942, when authorities finally took Dr. Brinkley’s fake medical license away.

    Mike Dash (“John Brinkley, the goat-gland quack,” The Telegraph, Apr. 18, 2008) wrote …

    “At the height of his success, in the mid-1930s, Brinkley owned three yachts, a vast mansion with his name picked out in the garden in flashing neon lights, and a two-storey pipe organ played by a man from Graumann’s Chinese Theater.

    “His admiration for Hitler was reflected — literally — in his swimming pool, which he had tiled with miniature swastikas. It somehow comes as no surprise to discover that this prince of mountebanks was also a close friend of the Duke of Windsor.”

    Several hundred patients died from his goat gland procedure, but Dr. Brinkley kept doing them anyway.


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