Posts Tagged with Food

  1. Should there be greater regulation of GMO’s?

    [ By on April 26, 2016 ]

    Just like Dr. Frankenstein lost control of his creation, the danger of GMOs, or “frankenfood,” once they are produced is that they can reproduce in possibly harmful ways for the humans who created them or for the rest of the environment. As technology advances, such as CRISPR, it has become easier to genetically modify organisms. With this increase in GMO’s, we are able to feed more and more people (even though there are still many countries where people are starving). GMO’s are also beneficial in that we are able to insert genes and create plants that are resistant to weeds, insects, and some diseases. We can also produce organisms that have a longer shelf life, can grow in harsher conditions, ...

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  2. Does the government have the right to limit sugary drinks?

    [ By on December 18, 2014 ]

    Obesity in the United States is a growing problem. Six out of ten New York City residents are obese or overweight and nearly four out of ten school children are as well. In this article, CNN debates the pros and cons to the ban of sugary drinks larger than sixteen ounces in New York City.  They first debate whether or not the ban would be effective. The article agrees with the Board of Health that the ban on sugary drinks could have a positive effect in helping to diminish the problem of obesity in New York City. The article goes on to argue the questions "Is the ban consistent?", "Does the Board of Health have the power?", and ...

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  3. Sirens of the Lambs

    [ By on July 14, 2014 ]

    Check out Banksy's performance art that clearly demonstrates his position about animals and the food industry.  Thanks to Brian Swift for sharing this.  What do you think?  

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