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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Nature vs Man

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All through the years I have heard of the fight of man vs nature.  I mean you hear it so much that one just excepts it as a fact of life never wondering why man was pitted against nature in the first place.  I mean don’t we all love a nature walk.  A butterfly on a flower or when they land on your shoulder.

I love the many numbers of nature photo shots on the web.  Google plus is loaded with them and such intense color.  So why the battle of man vs nature?  Could this not be why so much for nature is disregard for nature,

I mean we move in exotic pets and then let them go like snakes in the everglades.  We up root native plants until there is none.  Lift a rifle at an animal that can not replace itself .  I don’t know.  But I had grown up with this saying and never gave a thought.  Maybe it was to state a comparison of the amount of weeds one always removes from their garden.

Then I got to thinking why think of it as man vs nature but as nature vs man.  To me that seems so reassuring as nature is replacing and rebuilding so you know that when nature wins so does man.  The earth is renewed on it’s own when man just takes a small effort to give thought and care of his earth around him.