Flowers Genetically Engineered

I ran into an article this morning that talked about us flower sellers destroying flowers that re genetically engineered.  This amazes me as it would seem to be harmless and one would think what’s wrong with a new flower with intense color?  There isn’t any risk to humans or the environment but there is a special license they need to introduce these flowers on the markets.

Here is a list of flowers that are genetically engineered and not licensed:

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It is a shame that the flowers are petunias as I love them and brighter colors would make them even more appealing but this is a good idea to guard against introducing new plants without much testing.  So often we do this and the native plants and eco systems suffer as the new plants take over.  Just food for thought.

Here is the link for the article it comes from the www.sciencemag.org .  Check it out and if  you have a idea on the subject leave a message in the comments.

*Note the photo is not a picture of one of the altered plants.

 

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Ever Changing

Lately I have been noticing how much life is ever changing.  This weekend my living room light switch decided to throw  some sparks so off I went to Homebase Sutherlands for some electrical repair supplies.  Well I looked at some how to videos on you tube first of course.  Well I used to work there and wow how it has changed.  Ever changing life goes on before us!

Well I finished the switch without hurting myself or burning down the house.  So we have return to normal here at least except for my garden.  My little girl picked me up some flowers for mother days and I did some changing of my front garden.

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I straighten out the block and added about a foot to the flower bed.  Then we put in some flowers plus planted some water melon seed.  So my garden continues to grow in several ways.  I left the clover on purpose trying to keeps some of my beds with nature flowering plants that seem to attract bees and butterflies.