Author Topic: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast  (Read 1791 times)

Offline Baruch

Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2016, 08:16:22 PM »
Or we would burn out our ability to have pleasure at all.

Most likely .. the impact of excess, is to require ever greater stimulant, until the subject dies or attends an AA meeting.  Or Jenny Craig if eating is your sin.  Human beings are designed to fulfill needs in an austere environment, like Bushmen seeking water in the Kalahari.  Now that there are no Bushmen leading ancestral lives, the human race has gone completely bad.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2016, 08:17:46 PM »
Hmmmm, a major source of hard currency in certain areas of the world is opium. If the demand for that was to dry up...

What do you have against the CIA?
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Offline Baruch

Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2016, 08:19:24 PM »
If only the tricorder were real.

The Tribbles were the result of crazy bioengineering ;-)
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Offline Baruch

Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2016, 08:21:15 PM »
The only real breakthrough I'm interested in with opioids is the ability to make them non-addictive.. Opium even in raw state is cheap and easy to produce so this sounds more like a money saving step for the drug manufacturers. The year mentioned doesn't mention that a crop of opium doesn't go bad just sitting on the shelf and can be grown in mass quantities quickly and easily.

A breakthrough like ... food that has no calories ... perfect for diabetics ... can eat all you want and not gain weight or get sick?  Eat sand.  It is cheap and has no calories, and I bet you can't get addicted to it.  Or maybe you can have this in a parallel universe different from ours;-)
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Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2016, 08:45:24 PM »
Drug companies don't like natural sources of drugs.  Also governments like that, because the drug companies can be controlled, but not the natural sources.  There is a weed in the Mohave as good as LSD ...
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Offline Sal1981

Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2016, 06:02:00 AM »
Peyote?
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Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2016, 07:58:31 AM »
Peyote?

What about it? It is a psychedelic cactus containing mescaline. It is awesome.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2016, 07:04:36 PM »
Share the tin foil, that's a good lad.

The government also doesn't like free money, unless it is to the buddies, and they don't let you make your own.  Conspiracy theory?
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Offline Baruch

Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2016, 07:05:35 PM »
Peyote?

Only for certain Native Americans conducting certain religious ceremonies.
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Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2016, 10:03:23 PM »
Only for certain Native Americans conducting certain religious ceremonies.

Yes, I bet everyone that takes peyote are part of said groups. That's bullshit, everyone should be able to take mescaline/peyote, if Native Americans can take peyote than "Cantheists" should be able to blaze one legally. My new religion Cocainism should allow all followers to snort a line legally, otherwise it'd violate my deeply held religion. People who are religious should be taken as seriously as Flat Earth proponents.

Up in the Great White North the sex education curriculum is pending changes due to some religious parents being offended and thinking that the curriculum might offend their delusions.
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Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2016, 07:09:54 AM »
The government also doesn't like free money, unless it is to the buddies, and they don't let you make your own.  Conspiracy theory?
Actually, that's just economics.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2016, 07:23:34 PM »
Actually, that's just economics.

Yes, Congressmen never coordinate ... the WH and the Congress never are in secret agreement (watch out when some legislations flies thru without debate, that is the real thing, not the circus they usually show us).

Economics is people making a living, even government people.  Crime is how you get ahead in any society.  Smart criminals work for the government ... then their favorite crimes are legal.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2016, 07:24:28 PM »
Actually it is court decisions, that allow for Native Americans to use peyote.  They are lawyers ... the true master race ;-)
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Offline doorknob

Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2016, 08:00:27 PM »
You know any wise guy who interested in drug dealing could be paying attention to this. Don't think there couldn't be a street version of this.


Like crystal meth only biological instead.

Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Opioids from genetically engineered yeast
« Reply #29 on: August 31, 2016, 04:47:09 AM »
To me this really sounds like an excuse to be able to jack up the cost of opiate pain medication. It's dirt fucking cheap to produce as is and the only reason it costs as much as it does now is because of the black market that was created by governments..
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