Genetically Modified Organisms in Agriculture – Papaya in Hawaii?

Papaya trees in Hawaii. Most papaya in Hawaii is GMO; otherwise, there would be very little.

In February 2016, a study was published by Purdue University following an analysis of genetically modified crops (GMOs) in the global agriculture industry. They found that, “18 million farmers in 28 countries planted about 181 million hectares of GMO crops in 2014, with about 40 percent of that in the United States.” (Wallheimer). In 2015, for the first time since commercially grown GMOs entered the food chain, the global acreage decreased by a mere 2 million hectares. While this certainly does not represent a peak for the GMO industry, it may be the start of a plateau.

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A picture is worth a thousand words. – GTTY November

Hardy plants are doing very well in early November with modest care - here the night covers have come off to harvest and let the sun in.

Gardening Through the Year!

It was a beautiful November day today.  It was sunny, about 50 with little wind.  I had been wanting to get out into the garden for days, but it was chilly, windy and cloudy and there was too much going on in other areas of my life.  So what does a gardener do in November?  Harvest, plant, transplant, cover, uncover, clean up and compost.  There are new experiments and experiences each year.  It is all really quite satisfying and exciting.

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