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Throughout this blog, I have been trying to make sense of the consumption and use of genetically modified organisms. Before researching into the various uses of GMOs, I didn’t understand why Americans continue to alter the makeup of foods. I … Continue reading
There has always been debate over genetically modified organisms and their role in American culture. The media draws attention to the views of extreme supporters and opponents of genetic modification, further polarizing public opinions. As discussed in the article, “Unearthed: Where … Continue reading
In anthropology lab, we discussed the concept of a “grapple” or an apple genetically modified to taste like a grape. As a class, we were challenged to determine if a grapple would be considered food to most Americans. Surprisingly, I … Continue reading
When you think about the main arguments against the use of GMOs, they are usually centered around the detrimental impacts of genetic modification on human health and the environment. However, GMOs alone do not directly impact society. The way we … Continue reading
This Friday, I went home for the afternoon so I could get my annual check-up at my doctor’s office. As part of the evaluation, I was asked about my diet and the different types of foods I choose to eat … Continue reading
The American food industry is shaped by our views about what is or is not food. Unlike other cultures, we view chemically enhanced products as being edible, and generate a demand for these foods to be supplied to the public. … Continue reading