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Cultural Geography
Historical, Cultural and Social Issues of place and space
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Monsanto threatens to sue the entire state of Vermont

Monsanto threatens to sue the entire state of Vermont | Cultural Geography |
Lawmakers in Vermont are looking to regulate food labels so customers can know which products are made from genetically modified crops, but agricultural giants Monsanto say they will sue if the state follows through.
Blake Welborn's curator insight, February 27, 2014 11:30 AM

If monsanto can win a course a battle saying they don't have to represent their GMO's on products, then they will be able to win in other places which will further murk up the waters of GMO presentation.

Obed Hernandez's curator insight, February 18, 2015 5:34 PM


BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 2016 3:58 PM

Questions to ponder: Why is Vermont the first state to make some headway in producing this type of legislation?  Will other states follow suit?  What would the economic impacts be if all places required labels on products that contain genetically modified organisms?  How would that change the agricultural industry?  


Tags: GMOs, food, agriculture, agribusiness.  

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Why You Should Eat Local Food (Even if You Don’t Care About Food Miles)

Why You Should Eat Local Food (Even if You Don’t Care About Food Miles) | Cultural Geography |

I really like this article because it seems almost more personal. Obviously the global effects of shipping food, such as pollution, are all many can talk about when arguing to eat locally. However I find that most people are out of sight out of mind kind of people and won't necessarily consider these risks important because they are not immediately affected. This article however makes some of the more personal, individual arguments for eating locally such as knowing what your local foods look like or how your surroundings look.

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America's Most Elegant McDonald's

America's Most Elegant McDonald's | Cultural Geography |
A fast food restaurant in a century-old Georgian mansion.


While in many foreign countries, McDonald's is more upscale, not so in the United States...expect in this Long Island location apparently.  Restaurants sell more than food; they sell a brand, ambiance and a cultural feel.   This is an odd experiment in the United States  where the brand is synonymous with "cheap."

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