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GMO vs Non-GMO vs Organic

GMO, or rather, a genetically modified organism is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organisms whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology at its barebone definition. Ultimately, this creates a plethora of combinations of plants, animals, bacteria and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. GMO’s are utilized to grow and create larger amounts of food than previous crops to decrease food production costs and increase overall crop size. This is partially done by placing pesticides on the crops to kill insects or rather pests from eating and infecting the food. A commonly used widespread chemical that is used for this is Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt) which...

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Scones & Halibut and Bayview Thriftway in Olympia

People came near and far around the Tacoma area for a taste of Fisher scones. Some drove over an hour while others were in walking distance. Nevertheless, many came to Bayview Thriftway in Olympia to get in on a delicious halibut sale and to get their hands on some scones. But why Thriftway, why Olympia and why halibut? Carly Brettmann, marketing manager for Stormans Inc., knew of Fisher’s Scones popularity and wanted to bring the scones down to the Olympia area. Many people love the scone, but most only have access to it around the Puyallup area for the annual Washington State Fair or wherever the scone truck can make it. Brettmann decided to reach out to Fisher Scones to bring...

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