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The farming sector, antibiotics and human health

In an article from the The Guardian, Fiona Harvey describes how the farming sector tries to reduce the amount of antibiotics used in animal food, as the overuse of antibiotics is thought to be a main cause for human resistance to medicine. In an Article that tackles issues related to human health it is easy to get […]

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The Future of the American Farmer

Eighty degrees and blazing sun is not a typical winter day in Southeast Michigan. It is however good news for Tomm Becker, 33, owner of Sunseed Farms in Ann Arbor. A soft, warm breeze rustles through the last clinging leaves of the giant white oak that stands at the center of his ten-acre property. Strewn […]

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Making Microbes Palatable

While perhaps focusing on an unsavory topic, I found Michael Pollan’s piece on gut microbia extremely interesting, due in part to his style of writing.  Introducing the topic of with a personal slant made it more interesting and relatable, and speaking with a couple different experts on the subject and their families, who all had been […]

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How News is Presented: Food for Thought

The importance of food is crucial to human survival, but the way food is managed today strikes debates on certain practices done to food and what we as a society are constantly consuming. How that news is presented can make all the difference. 1. The video explaining “The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers” was the most […]

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Catherine Badgley on Our Food Sytem

  I decided this semester to write a profile about a former professor of mine, and a very respected researcher in her field. The profile wound up being about the research that interests her and the food system. It was an amazing experience firstly, because I learnt about some key interviewing skills, but also because I […]

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The Bee Keeper

While honeybee colonies all over the United States hibernate for the winter, former professional golfer and current student Parker Anderson, 32, is leading a meeting of UMBees, the University of Michigan’s student beekeeping club. While the tone of the meeting is light – buzzing from marketing to financing from the sale of scented lip balms […]

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GMOs and the news

The New York Times article, “A Lonely Quest for Facts on Genetically Modified Crops,” follows the story of a bill to ban GMOs that was put up for vote in Kona, Hawaii. Specifically it focuses on one council member, Greggor Ilagan, and his quest for answers. Ilagan soon realizes that a straight answer is hard […]

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