Monthly Archives: October 2013

Why Consider GMOs?

What’s unique about the topic of genetic modification is that it is common in my own culture. Eating, like every daily ritual I perform, from brushing my teeth to taking a shower, is not something that I think too much … Continue reading

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We Are What We Eat

In our first unit, we discussed the importance of culture, or a particular society’s beliefs, customs, and ways of life. Genetic modification has helped to shape different cultures as it is forcing people to change their beliefs about food and … Continue reading

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Cultural Engagement and Understanding

While bored between classes today, I stopped at CVS and I bought a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream. As I walked back to my dorm, I noticed that the back read, “the FDA has said … Continue reading

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Seeds of Death

Over the weekend, I convinced my friends to watch the popular documentary “Seeds of Death” with me. The video investigates the disturbing Monsanto scandals, which gained significant publicity and forced Americans to question current practices of genetic modification. In the … Continue reading

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A Deeper Understanding

 While I have a basic understanding of genetically modification, I thought it best to research further into the controversial issues surrounding genetically modified organisms, such as their effects on the environment as well as their international implications. Due to concerns … Continue reading

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An Introduction

 Recently I’ve become more aware of the moral and ethical dilemmas surrounding animal suffering. In my First Year Seminar, Killing and Saving, we have been debating the idea that animals deserve equal moral consideration, reading articles by utilitarian animal activist, … Continue reading

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