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    Allergy to peanuts affects 1.3% of the general population.
    Peanut allergy affects 7 percent of brothers and sisters of
    persons with the allergy.
    (British Medical Journal 1996;313:518-521.)

    Peanut Allergy Characteristics
    Peanut allergy can be characterized by more severe symptoms, such as gastrointestinal,
    skin and respiratory symptoms, than other food allergies and by a high rate of symptoms
    on minimal contact.
    (“Clinical characteristics of peanut allergy,” Clin. Exp. Allergy, 1997;
    “An evaluation of the sensitivity of subjects with peanut allergy to very low doses of
    peanut protein,” J. Allergy Clin. Immunol., 1997)

    Severe sufferers also may experience potentially life-threatening anaphylactic shock in
    response to ingestion of peanuts. Anaphylactic shock is an allergic reaction in which the
    release of histamine causes swelling, difficulty in breathing, heart failure,
    circulatory collapse, and sometimes death.

    As many as one-third of peanut-sensitive patients have severe reactions,
    such as fatal and near-fatal anaphylaxis. (“Anaphylactic deaths in asthmatic patients,”
    Allergy Proc., 1989)

    Avoidance of peanuts is very difficult because peanuts are commonly used as an adulterant
    in the preparation of foods.
    (Allergic reaction to inadvertent peanut contact in a child,” Allergy Asthma Proc., 1997)

    http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=15618

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    About one in 140,000 consumers are sensitive to mycoproteins.[2][3]
    The Center for Science in the Public Interest claims this may result in
    “vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, hives and potentially fatal anaphylactic reactions.”[4]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycoprotein

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    1 in 140,000 is 7.1e-4 % = 0.00071 % as mycoprotein allergy.
    compared to penut allergy of 1.3% in general population.
    The comparison might be not correct by comparing general population(penut)
    to consumer(mycoprotein).

    I would conclude that food allergy to penuts is probably a higher risk than food
    allergy to mycoprotein.
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    To me mycoprotein is not an attractive food source, but it is a food source.
    I am just probably not very hungry, and I have lots of other type of food to eat.

    #21874
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    did not work

    it’s OK

     

    #21808
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    How about ferrocement like that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Vb1pdvvoVoQ

     

    #21772
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    Diplomacy with WFS.

    #21771
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    May you payed scrap prices. Why would I pay scrap prices?  I do not have the money. Do you?

     

     

     

    #21767
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    The plastic garbage is washed to shore on the Midway Islands.

    The plastic platform can be coated with ferro cement to avoid UV degredation.

    Or it can be coated using the biorock/seecreat thingy.

     

    So there was a trawler and there is some garbage removal.   -)) hehe

    #21766
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    The MV Lyubov Orlova is far away from tropical waters.  But , may be you can go grab it.

    Let me know how that is working for you.

    There are probably still signs and manuals on board. I do speak, read and write Russian also.

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    In my opinion, it might worth to consider anchoring a platform in deep sea.

    There are 3000 meter long cables and ropes.  Plastic ropes could be that

    long. How much would it cost? How bulky it is? What kind of anchor to use?

    What kind of living things could be harmed by it? Who knows?

     

    #21763
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    Good work finding sea mounts.  I use the International Seabed Authority interactive map

    http://www.mapserver.isa.org.jm/GIS/

     

    Original difficulty is; constructing and launching the first platform.  The Midway Island could be

    a place to do that, and the plastic garbage could be a good resource.  Plastic garbage could be

    recycled into platforms. Platforms could be launched and towed to positions you have mentioned.

    Positions would be outside US EEZ.  Platforms could be anchored at those sea mounts.

     

    People could live on the platforms and collect more plastic and make more platforms.

    There is enough plastic garbage in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.  Estimates I have seen,

    are between 3.6 and 100 million tons.

    #21760
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    Charles Moore has estimated the mass of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch at 100 million tons, which would be several tons per km2 .

    #21748
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    To melt the plastic garbage:

     

    A small scale solar oil heater. Similar idea to the: Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS) in California,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Energy_Generating_Systems

     

    It just would be on much smaller scale and possible to take apart and put together.  The use of organic oil

    would be better for Eco-friendly use.  It would be used only for melting the plastic, no electric generation.

    People would be needed to go to Midway and pickup the plastic garbage and melt it.

     

    I am not sure how big is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. I am not sure how long it would take to keep

    picking up the plastic garbage on the island, and how much garbage there would be.

    But this would be an effort.  And for the duration of such an effort the garbage would be less on the island.

     

     

     

    #21747
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    https://www.facebook.com/groups/79011145074/?fref=ts

     

    Midway Island residents past and present.

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    Just say no to taking over.

     

    The Falkland Islands lie on the transition area between maritime subarctic climates (Köppen cfc) and polar tundra climate (Köppen ET) zones that is very much influenced by the proximity of the Andes, the cool South Atlantic ocean with its northerly Patagonian current and the Antarctic Peninsula land mass some 680 miles (1,100 km) to the south[94] giving the islands a narrow annual temperature range. The January average maximum temperature is about 13°C (55°F), and the July maximum average temperature is about 4°C (39°F). The average rainfall in Stanley is 604 millimetres (23.8 in).

     

    #21741
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    Hello south lib;

    Only time can tell.  Go for it. Let us know hot it works for you.

    I think, community building is important. Welcome to this on-line community.

    Write some more.

    I will read it.

     

    #21737
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    I found out: Yes, there is a 200 miles US EEZ around the Midway Islands.

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