Monday, August 15, 2011

Soy Blessed by Wildflower Fairies

ט״ו באב תשע"א
Lughnasadh 17

Our pro-Paraffin Etsy chandler has decided to return to splash more sand in the sandbox after all, posting an article on genetically modified soybeans engineered to resist herbicides and pesticides (such as Roundup). Beyond the fact that the soy wax used in candles at WITCHCRAFTS Artisan Alchemy™ is certified organic and not grown with the use of herbicides and pesticides (such that using a genetically modified soybean would be required to resist "Roundup" chemicals), the argument in her article indicates that the only side effect of using such a soybean is that the weeds (like wildflowers) in the area themselves evolve and become more resistant to herbicides and pesticides.

In other words, genetically modified soybeans cause wildflowers to evolve. The wildflower fairies are blessing the use genetically modified soybeans as I write!

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