Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, July 24, 2016
maize and corn
the dense yellow #2 in the industrial filed behind the big box stores ( first photo )is doubtlessly genetically modified...if for no other reason than to allow it to grow so closely together...and probably be immune to atrizine...seed savers' exchange swore by all that was wholly organic that my heirloom seeds were not...still there is a srtiking family resemblance...the industrial field is flowering heavily (third )...the "petals" have separated and they will be pumping out corn pollen soon enough...same thing going on int the back yard ( fourth ) and with the same ultimate ends in view...pollen to fertilize each strand of silk on an ear...there are a lot more flowers in the industrial field ( fifth ) but then there is a lot more corn as well...i am curious as to why the industrial corn has so much more robust support roots though (sixth )...i do have nascent ears of maize out back...didn't detect any in the industrial field yet...will be looking in on it next weekend.
an industrial worker and university student (everyone needs a hobby...my hobbies have evolved and, to keep things straight, i have left my formal student career behind for reasons that are too detailed to delve into here...continuing to be a student of life however and not adverse to learning...stasis is death ) sliding down the back side of middle age...a social loner with collectivist leanings...explain that.