Everything in the green area: Just save the world


    Last week, I reminded the apostles of Sustainability, John Seymour, at the time of his life, the self-sufficient existence in the country praised. Seymour was not only a writer and small farmer, but also a dedicated opponent of the consumer society, of the Autowahns and harmful to the environment and bustle in the cities. When it came to genetic engineering, he could be especially angry. “Back to nature!” you might be Thinking and Acting.

    Jörg Albrecht

    Responsible for the departments “science” of the Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper.

    F. A. Z.

    The battle cry is not in the text, as often claimed, to the French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. But he is brought out since then, again and again, when it comes to the excesses of industrialization. And each Time, the counter-argument is that humanity will be satisfied. If you look at it beyond all ideological skirmishes, both sides are right.

    The most common water-soluble Protein on the planet

    The basis of all higher life on this earth is undoubtedly the synthesis of the photo. In this process, plants use the energy of sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide to biomass build up, which serves all of the rest of the plant – and meat-eaters as a primary source of food. Photosynthesis is an ingenious invention of nature, but anything other than perfect. From the point of view of an engineer, especially their efficiency is shamefully low. In the presence of oxygen, he is gross with a maximum of twenty, and net a maximum of two percent.

    blame it on an enzyme with the name Ribulose-1,5-Bisphosphate-Carboxylase-Oxygenase (RuBisCO), which is for the fixation of carbon dioxide is responsible. It synthetically active plants and bacteria in all the photo, of the crowd, it is the most abundant water-soluble Protein on this planet. Unfortunately, RuBisCO is quite sloppy to the point, because in twenty per cent it is accepted instead of the carbon dioxide is also an oxygen molecule. As a result, the for the Plant of toxic metabolic by-product phospho arises glycolate, the biochemically need to be converted, wherein the cell is eliminated at the end of CO2. This Disposal method is called Photorespiration (“light breathing”), and the cell costs a lot of energy, otherwise in the synthesis of higher value organic Compounds could have been stuck. The Photorespiration is considered to be one of the most profligate metabolic processes.