Yes or No on 92? Cut through the crap, and the answer will reveal itself.

I just had to write this…

Flutter & Hum

Election tensions are be ramping up here in Oregon – on some issues more than others. In this past week, we received no less than three mailings from those representing the NO-side of Measure 92 – the Measure calling for labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. Per recent polls, the overwhelming majority of Americans favor labeling of GE foods – this one, from ABC, indicates a whopping 93% of us want to know exactly what we put in our mouths.

Field and farm

First, I suppose, we should define “genetically modified” v/s “genetically engineered”. Genetic modification is an age-old concept. From the murky beginnings, one of the cornerstones of emerging civilizations has been learning to manipulate seeds and bloodlines  in order to improve size and quality of crops and domestic animals. Through selective breeding, hybridizing, continued propagation of natural mutations, grafting, and so on, new or refined varieties emerged, sometimes to great societal effect. But, until the 1980’s, no one…

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About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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