Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
it's december and the stand of teosinte out back is showing it...it still looks awfully corny, however it is doing something most un-cornlike...the husks on the seed ears are peeling back as the temperature drops, exposing the seeds ( with silk s til attached )...sweet corn or dense yellow #2 would not...the husks on "corn" are so thick and tough that the plant cannot reseed itself in the wild..it is wholly dependent on human intervention to grow..if humans become extinct so does corn...i am doubtful that these seeds are viable...the plant's season is far too long and has been cut short by the coming winter...i am inclined to let he seed fall ( or, at least, some...i have brought plants indoors to preserve ) despite my skepticism and see if anything develops in the spring..if not i have frozen seed and fresh seed i recently purchased...the "wild and weedy" ancestor will reappear in the spring.
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.