My name is a palindrome. 23. Baker, illustrator, stranded adventurer. Enthusiast of non-human creatures, landscapes, and the cosmos. All photos are sourced to the best of my ability. Sometimes I write and illustrate.

I like people individually but I hate humanity/society more and more with every day that passes.

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"   Our children are disconnecting with nature. By the time they are seven years old, most youngsters have been exposed to more than 20,000 advertisements. They can identify 200 corporate logos, but they cannot identify the trees growing in their front yards.   "
Celeste Mary  (via barefootyogigoddess)

Netflix added a ton of new nature documentaries so bye.

"   What most people don’t know, that they should, is that practically every food you buy in a store for consumption by humans is genetically modified food. There are no wild seedless watermelons, there’s no wild cows, there’s no long-stem roses growing in the wild …

We have systematically genetically modified all the foods, the vegetables and animals, that we have eaten ever since we cultivated them. It’s called artificial selection. That’s how we genetically modify them. So now that we can do it in a lab, all of a sudden, you’re going to complain?

So we are creating and modifying the biology of the world to serve our needs. I don’t have a problem with that because we’ve been doing that for tens of thousands of years. So, chill out.   "

Neil deGrasse Tyson to anti-GMO advocates  (via micdotcom)

Aaaaaannnd THIS is why Neil Degrasse Tyson pisses me off sometimes. Artificial selection is NOT THE SAME FUCKING THING as recombinant DNA techniques.

(via turnontuneoutdropin)

Also this is a wider problem with patents, proprietary knowledge, accessibility, and intellectual property, not to mention genetic bottlenecks, monoculture issues, and other problems with probability and species/genetic diversity. I think a lot of people have a vested economic interest in it as well because it’s about the freedom to grow your own food and create your own wealth (seed saving and harvesting), but every IP restriction that takes seeds (and other life forms) into the proprietary domain, makes that less and less possible. I find the idea of patenting biological life to be the most problematic aspect of all of this GMO stuff.

I was also really surprised that a scientist like Tyson doesn’t understand the huge difference between selective breeding (artificial selection) and genetic engineering.

(via biodiverseed)

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Art by Sorcha Moon on Etsy

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I hope there are non-human animals on Earth that people never find.
I hope they are kept safe from our destruction.
I hope they thrive when we’re gone.

It’s Women’s Equality Day and National Dog Day.
If you don’t think that’s a fantastic combination, that’s your opinion.
And you’re wrong.

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