What do you mean by cyclical? Do you mean the livestock/fertilizer/crop/fodder cycle?
That's the one
Just curious, since I'm not aware of either cyclical production or crop rotation being a requirement for organic farming
Yeah, that's what happens when you don't trademark something. That was the original idea. It makes the name "organic" make more sense, several senses in fact:
characterized by the systematic arrangement of parts; organized; systematic:
of or relating to the basic constitution or structure of a thing; constitutional; structural:
developing in a manner analogous to the natural growth and evolution characteristic of living organisms; arising as a natural outgrowth.
viewing or explaining something as having a growth and development analogous to that of living organisms
Actually having a cyclical system is more "organic" by senses of the word which don't mean "on the USDA approved list" or "has a scary name"
As long as the courts are willing to accept that there are such things as reasonable limits, there will be regulation of firearms.
Thanks for dropping by to share your views, Ms. Pao. Now fuck off.
Knowing how to suck up to people who are throwing other people's money around hoping something sticks is a very different skill set from running a business. Ellen Pao was never qualified to run a taco stand, much less a high-traffic web site.
The best thing Reddit could do is can her incompetent ass TODAY, and hire someone qualified to lead them to profitability.
Good corporate management types can spew that stuff on demand. Pacify the angry mobs, and don't promise anything. Hell, that's most of their job.
From your comments, it's obvious that you don't understand what money is.
Money is an IOU.
The backing of a currency is not a physical resource, it's a measure of trust in the provider of said currency.
This holds equally true for Bitcoin, which is why Bitcoin is going to be a quaint footnote in computing history in a few years. Nothing backs it. Math is discoverable and essentially worthless as a backing. It's like collecting tree leaves and calling them money. You can grab them from just about anywhere, and there's technically a finite number of them. But nobody's going to give you anything in trade for them. (Except maybe a damned good kicking, which you'll deserve.)
I don't think it necessarily follows that Bitcoin has no future as a currency. Instead trust coming from a government backing the value of the currency the trust comes from assurance in the number of Bitcoins in existence and the number of people using Bitcoins. That being said Greece is a perfect example of the problem with a Bitcoin backed economy as you can't devalue your Bitcoins if you run into debt trouble anymore than Greece can devalue the Euro.
Though even if it doesn't succeed as a currency it sounds like Bitcoin might stick around as a payment system.
I prefer "If you have any questions, you may direct them to that brick wall over there"
Etc. This product they're thinking about selling... I can't see anyone outside of some government goofball on expense account buying this thing.
I don't think that you're correct. Food production and the supply chain is the most important part of a society after access to potable water. Places where land is hideously expensive want to maximize the yield per acre, and if they can get the energy production cost along with the equipment cost down below what it costs to do it the old-fashioned way, and can also improve the consistency of the resulting crops, they may well be on to something. Think of places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, and probably a whole slew of others where this would be economically viable even with the need to build structures from the ground up to do it in, where an interruption to the current food supply chain would have devastating results to the populace.
Don't forget that the sun provides more wavelengths than the plants use. Generating only the wavelengths that the plants use should mean energy efficiency.
It's organic so long as everything you use is on the USDA organic list, because the USDA has control over the label now. It's not cyclical so it's not truly organic farming, but it's low-impact so who cares.
(i.e. circulatory problems, certain spinal issues, heart problems) for a different set of issues with standing desks (i.e. foot problems, different spinal issues, heart problems).
Those problems are very likely food and lifestyle issues and have nothing to do with sitting or standing while working on a keyboard.