Interesting Tommo. I've been playing with the thought of registering it. However it is quite expensive, and it's one of those things you file in your head under "must do when I get a chance".
It takes 2 years of trials to ensure it comes true, and if it does, a DNA profile is created for it. However, if it did pop up under a different name, and I became aware of that, the costs of proving it was an APS would fall on me for proof. It's difficult for the 'little' man when it comes to fighting his own corner. It's all loaded to eventually shut everyone out except the big companies. It's unfair and blantantly biased to the side of big business.
On that theme. Long story shortened...I have need to seriously reduce my blood sugars - I've been type 2 for about ten years and have managed ( mismanaged at times
) my sugar levels with diet. My latest results have been a bit scary - no, not you, H - so I'm having to get a grip and cut out the usual culprits, bread, grains, spuds etc until I'm back I control.
So - back to the theme.
I found an excellent alternative 'bread' recipe that is amazingly very low carbohydrate. Based on ground almonds and psyllium huske it contains NO grains, no fats (other than in the almond), with only egg whites, salt, water, cider vinegar and baking powder. So I looked up 'Psyllium'. ( Worth doing if you have five minutes)
Been around in the Asian continent for millennia, used by millions for thousands of years as dietary and livestock feed. So what did Proctor and Gamble do when they discovered the husk was a valuable digestion substance? Only went and patented it - successfully - have a look below. How long before they begin to control the farmers in India who are the world,s main growers? How long before they join the leagues of GMO pirates and further their control.
There seem to be a lot of wedges with very thin edges.The use of psyllium husk as a normalizing agent for bowel function was discovered by Melvin A. Barbera. The patent for this discovery was filed on May 6, 1993 and was approved on August 23, 1994. [size=0.75em][/color]You are not allowed to view links.
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[/size]After 2005, the logo for Metamucil was updated and therefore a new trademark was submitted and approved.
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