1. Why are you being dogmatic about a High School level of biology definition? If you really want to know about Mitochondria (and I think I'm sorry I mentioned them. . . ) check out the MIG group at the National Institute of Health site (mig.nih.gov) (btw, they don't make or consume minerals although they do use minute amounts of them, usually vitamins, in maintaining their integrity - they take glucose or glycolytes and O2 and make ATP which is the power transferral method of the body)
2. Why are we talking about biology and herbology on an RC column? Oh my friggin WORD! Talk about a wierd topic migration!
Blame the cell
I've been following this thread up until the second page. I was rather surprised when I read the third page, the posts got drastically hot hehehe