Friday, November 20
The GMO Debate - Your point of view?
Ok, so that was a good debate in class! But clearly we didn't have the proper amount of time to discuss it all as we should together, which is a shame the GM food issue is so critical.
So: I want us to continue the conversation over the next two weeks on our blog! How would you address the resolution yourself personally?
I am asking everyone to post their personal reflection on the issue here. In the comment line of this post.
You can come down one side or another, but you can also be undecided or less black and white. Wither way, please say what you are thinking and WHY. What arguments and rationales in the debate do you find most or less compelling? If you are Pro or Anti, what concerns on the other side might be legitimate (but in the end may be of low priority to you or perhaps fixable?)
Or, perhaps the resolution itself is poorly formulated and leads us to oversimplifying conclusions? What is a better way to think about the issue? What questions still remain that need to be answered?
Write to out here thoughtfully and drawing from all the various forms of arguments and evidence we've come across (I'd say a minimum of 150 words). Please sign your name too so we know who's thoughts we are reading!
As a consumer, voter, and cultural producer it is important to have a point of view on GM as it is likely to only between a larger issues in the years to come in our daily lives and globally....
The risks of GM foods outweigh the purported benefits and should not be allowed to be sold and planted.
Meanwhile, feel free to continue posting to blog items of relevant and interest!