Thursday, May 25, 2017

Flowers Genetically Engineered


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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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