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Seeds of discontent: Stomach-turning GMO debate heats up

Seeds of discontent: Stomach-turning GMO debate heats up | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it

Ever since genetically modified organisms entered the mainstream in 1996, Alfalfa's has tried to keep them off of its shelves.

Seventeen years later, Whole Foods isn't going quite that far but it now plans to require GMO labeling in every one of its stores by 2018.

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Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border

Challenges in Defining an Israeli-Palestinian Border | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
There are major hurdles in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestine.

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed peace talks in Washington in July for the first time in three years. While the talks are initially expected to focus on procedural issues, they are already beginning to take on a last-ditch quality. Explore some of the contentious issues that negotiators have faced in drawing borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 4, 4:55 PM

This five-part video report from the New York Times is from 2011, but still has some pertinent information, even if the situation has changed in some of the particulars.  These videos brings important voices from a variety of perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; together they all  show how a complex cultural and political geography leads to many of the difficulties in creating a long-lasting peace.  The discipline of geography doesn't simple study the peace process--it is a part of it.  The creation of borders and the cartographic process play a critical role in solving territorial issues.  Geography can be both the problem and the solution. 


Tags: Israel, borders, Palestine, territoriality, political, Middle East.

sriddle geo's curator insight, July 17, 5:48 PM

Found this article and the videos to be very interesting after the conversation we had earlier in the week in class.

Mr. David Burton's curator insight, July 17, 7:49 PM

Thoughts from my friend Seth...

 

Seth Dixon's insight:

This five-part video report from the New York Times is from 2011, but still has some pertinent information, even if the situation has changed in some of the particulars.  These videos brings important voices from a variety of perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; together they all  show how a complex cultural and political geography leads to many of the difficulties in creating a long-lasting peace.  The discipline of geography doesn't simple study the peace process--it is a part of it.  The creation of borders and the cartographic process play a critical role in solving territorial issues.  Geography can be both the problem and the solution.

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A costly solitude

A costly solitude | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it

IF SCOTLAND becomes independent the early going will be good. The new country will be a wealthy one: at over £20,000 ($33,000), within Britain its output per person was only behind London and the South East in 2012 (see chart 1).

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One-child proclivity

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WHEN China eased its one-child policy late last year, investors bet on a surge in demand for everything from pianos to nappies. They, and government officials foresaw a mini-boom after long-constrained parents were allowed a second go at making babies.".

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Why Israel is at war in Gaza, explained in less than 3 minutes

Why Israel is at war in Gaza, explained in less than 3 minutes | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
A short explanation of how the worst round of Israeli-Palestinian fighting in five years began.
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Test your geography smarts with Google's 'Smarty Pins' - KTAR.com

Test your geography smarts with Google's 'Smarty Pins' - KTAR.com | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Test your geography smarts with Google's 'Smarty Pins'
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Whether you're a Geography Bee champ or a Social Studies chump, Google has a map for that. Utilizing its Maps feature, Google has created a game called "Smarty Pins," The Verge reported.
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Islamic State and the Levant: why we should be worried, and why we should not

Islamic State and the Levant: why we should be worried, and why we should not | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
The claim from ISIL regarding the establishment of an Islamic caliphate says much about its aspirations but far less about its capability. This is a marketing campaign for radical jihadists.
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What Is A Caliphate?

What Is A Caliphate? | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
The militant group Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has declared that it is restoring the Islamic Caliphate, renaming itself as simply the Islamic State (IS) and naming leader Ab...
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One drink, 1,000 tastes: How tea has conquered the world

One drink, 1,000 tastes: How tea has conquered the world | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Few drinks offer the variety of flavors and distinctive cultural practices as tea. Here are the best ways to ingest this ancient beverage
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UNESCO's newest World Heritage sites

UNESCO's newest World Heritage sites | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is naming cultural and natural treasures to the organization's prestigious World Heritage List
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Ghana Is Rationing Electricity to Make Sure People Can Watch Today's World Cup Match Against the U.S.

Ghana Is Rationing Electricity to Make Sure People Can Watch Today's World Cup Match Against the U.S. | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
It's purchasing 50 megawatts of electricity from its neighbor, Ivory Coast.
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The Beginning of a Caliphate: The Spread of ISIS, in Five Maps

The Beginning of a Caliphate: The Spread of ISIS, in Five Maps | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
With Tuesday's seizure of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria notched a major victory in its campaign to create a new country containing parts of what had part of both Syria and Iraq. On Wednesday, the insurgents continued their march south, taking control of Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein.
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Your Guide to the Potential Geopolitical Grudge Matches of the 2014 World Cup

Your Guide to the Potential Geopolitical Grudge Matches of the 2014 World Cup | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
“Sports is the continuation of war by other means,” Carl von Clausewitz should have said. Yes, events like the 2014 World Cup may be fun to watch in their own right, but for many of this, the most interesting part is watching countries act out international conflicts on the playing...
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Philippine, Vietnamese troops share some beers on disputed isle

Philippine, Vietnamese troops share some beers on disputed isle | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Vietnamese and Philippine troops got together on a disputed island in the South China Sea on Sunday to play soccer and volleyball, as well as drink beer, in a display that won't go unnoticed in Beijing.
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Conquering Russia and the 'heartland' - Al Jazeera English

Conquering Russia and the 'heartland' - Al Jazeera English | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it

Those who value geopolitics understand why the then-almighty United States would have felt so threatened by the fall of a small, nearby island into the Soviet camp, that it tries to invade Cuba. Or why China and Japan, two of the three largest economies in the world, would quarrel over a few rocks (the Senkaku Islands) in the East China Sea.

 

Sir Halford Mackinder is one of the founding fathers of geopolitics. Mackinder labels the three contiguous continents, Asia, Europe and Africa as the "world Island" and the "heartland" as the rough center, occupied by Russia and Eastern Europe. His theory, conceived in 1904, goes as follows: Whoever rules east Europe commands the heartland; whoever rules the heartland commands the world island; whoever rules the world island controls the world.

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The New Scramble for Africa

The New Scramble for Africa | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Thought colonialism was over? Our new interactive infographic shows how corporations like Monsanto are scrambling to carve up Africa's food system: http://wdm.li/newscramble
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The island looking to China for brides

The island looking to China for brides | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
As Japan's population shrinks, remote communities such as the island of Shiraishi Jima are feeling the changes.
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Japan's population is declining. Not enough children are being born and many adults are leaving for the big cities or other countries. Who has population to spare, especially women? An unlikely neighbor.
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What To Watch In Israel's Ground Invasion Of Gaza

What To Watch In Israel's Ground Invasion Of Gaza | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Israel has unleashed repeated military offensives in the Gaza Strip but has never permanently suppressed Palestinian rocket fire. We look at what is, and isn't, different this time.
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Could an Independent Kurdistan Become a Reality?

Could an Independent Kurdistan Become a Reality? | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
How Iraq's Kurds are taking advantage of the country's chaos
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The amazing diversity of languages around the world, in one map

The amazing diversity of languages around the world, in one map | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it

It's really astonishing.  People on Earth speak thousands of different languages. But given the ubiquity of some languages, like English and Mandarin, it's easy to forget just how many there are around the planet. This map provides some great perspective.

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AP Human Geography FRQs Analysis by The Human Imprint

AP Human Geography FRQs Analysis by The Human Imprint | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
AP Human FRQs | Piktochart Infographic Editor
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This is an awesome breakdown of FRQ scores, topics and other historical data.

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Tea lover's guide to traveling in China

Tea lover's guide to traveling in China | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Three top stops to sample China's most well-known teas, each different in climate, geography and taste.
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Google Doodle World Cup 2014 #15

See more doodles at google.com/doodles!
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The Google Doodles of the World Cup 2014 are cool.  I couldn't help but notice today's...an image of the favelas.

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Don't Turn Turkey's Iconic Hagia Sophia Back Into A Mosque

Don't Turn Turkey's Iconic Hagia Sophia Back Into A Mosque | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
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ISIS: The first terror group to build an Islamic state?

ISIS: The first terror group to build an Islamic state? | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
The ISIS: Its origins, aim, strategy and more.
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What Is Your Race? For Millions Of Americans, A Shifting Answer

What Is Your Race? For Millions Of Americans, A Shifting Answer | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of talk about the millions of Latinos who changed their racial identification during the last census. But researchers said Latinos were not the only ones switching and it's not new.
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