Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Invasive, Species, BARC, and Borlaug
Wikipedia features invasive species and Dr. Borlaug at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Biology. The coming budget cuts will severely damage our national abiltity to conduct long term science in human nutrion, the environment and biological research in general that has been condecuted for over 100 years by BARC and USDA ARS. We are getting so confused politically as to the advantages of long term scientific inquiry versus so called pork spending as to allow the restriction of the latter to damage the former. Our National Agricultural Library can no longer afford to buy foreign scientific journals, or repair leaking windows, our cutting edge genomic research at BARC is researched in 70 year old facilities without the mone to upgarde the infrastructure, research on the impact of climate change on food crops and the biota of our environment is discontinued.