Can technology feed us?

Once wholly faithful in the ability of technology to solve all of what ails our society, today I’ve become more cynical, more skeptical.  If my teeth fall out because I didn’t take good enough care of them?  Technology can fix that.  If we spill oil in the ocean?  Let’s just…

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Reading Reactions – Week 9

Considering the future is an interesting task.  How does one propose a solution for a problem that doesn’t yet exist?  Assumptions must be made, and those assumptions extrapolated to their logical end.  At which point, along this journey of thought, we are forced to momentarily stop thinking about the now,…

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Should we love chemicals?

In response to the class discussion last week, I was poking around the internet for things relating to food and chemicals and stumbled upon this ad: The purpose is pretty obvious – it’s an attempt to placate any fears someone might have about eating chemicals.  Food, after all is entirely…

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Final Project Ideas

I’ve gone in circles.  Over and over again.  Lamenting my inability to choose.  Lying in bed late at night consumed with flickers of thoughts that my sleep deprived mind latches onto, only to be disenchanted by those very ideas the next morning.  It’s been weird.  Trying to latch onto a problem, I’ve gone…

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Design Thinking

To be honest, I seriously struggle with Design Thinking.  My background was in logical thinking.  Drilled over and over through probably thousands of hours math in my Physics curriculum, creative thinking was not encouraged.  In fact, typically the best thing to do was to understand precisely how the instructor would…

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Week 3 Reading Reactions

I really enjoyed this piece – Systems thinking and Genetically Modified food.  And by enjoy I mean it resonated with me.  It echo’s a lot of what I feel about our food system in general; people seem to occupy either one side or the other.  There’s no real middle ground in…

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Readings Reactions – Week 2

Why are we so insistent on food being ‘natural’?  What does that even mean anymore?  We embrace technology in all aspects of our lives but as soon as it get near our food we freak out.  Why?  Perhaps it’s the revulsion towards Monsanto that has led us to our ravenous…

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