The plenary breakfast speaker today, R. James Woolsey, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, Former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, just finished speaking. He really focused on how biotechnology can play a role in our national security. Besides what most people probably think of first in terms of cures or innoculants for bio-terror induced disease he spent a while talking about energy and independence from terrorist controlled foreign oil.
BASF Plant Science held an end-of-day press conference to talk about their intent to dedicate more than $320 million over the next three years to develop biotechnological optimized crop plants.
Driving to Minneapolis from Holts Summit, MO makes for one long day, especially if your email account goes on the fritz half way up and your Palm Treo turns into a “plain” mobile phone. It’s fixed now for any of you who had problems getting through to me this afternoon.
It took most of the day to get a personal interview with Willie but I got ‘er done. Ask NBB Board member Greg Anderson how difficult it was. Let’s just say they weren’t letting the media do one-on-one’s but where there’s a will there’s an agriblogger.
This post is just to follow up my last one since it’s now the day after the Emily Richards Concert here at the National Biodiesel Conference.
It’s “meet the stars” week here in San Diego. I wasn’t real familiar with Emily Richards until today. But I’m a fan. Tonight we get to see a live show. Emily is a singer/songwriter that vocally supports biodiesel. If you want to see what she looks like on a motorcycle you’ll have to visit the Biodiesel Conference Blog.
I don’t think I’ve ever posted as much multi-media content as I have from this National Biodiesel Conference. I know it’s making my posting light here on AgWired but that will change after I’m back Friday. I thought you might enjoy some of it here though.
I know posting has been a little light here today but you can visit the Biodiesel Conference Blog if you want to see what I’ve been up to. For example, my buddy Luke Perry here did a press conference just a little while ago to publicly support this renewable fuel effort. Daryl Hannah jumped into the press conference a little late but you can hear her too.
Here’s a ZimmCast that’s a little different. The first star to support biodiesel is Daryl Hannah.
It’s Super Bowl Half Time. Mick Jagger is in better shape than I am at the moment. How old is that guy?