Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions
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Explores writing, applications of thought and theory, solutions, engineering, design, DIY, Interesting approaches to problems, examples of interdisciplinary explorations and solutions.
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What Does GMO Labeling Mean For You?

What Does GMO Labeling Mean For You? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Having I-522 on the ballot proves that Americans want to know what's in their food and has sparked a debate between both sides.
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This is something a science or social studies teacher in secondary schools might find useful as a common core non-fiction resource. It is informative about genetically-modified food, legal information, and science with legal connections are valuable. Students might discuss pros and cons of GMOs and may possibly discuss Monsanto (http://www.monsanto.com/Pages/default.aspx) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto in terms of genetically modified food controversies. This is a case also of law and policiy-making trying to keep up with technological innovations. 

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How To Write Controversial Topics In A Responsible Fashion

How To Write Controversial Topics In A Responsible Fashion | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
When giving advice to new bloggers as to what kind of content grabs the most readers, the most comments, and the most shares on social media, most elder statesmen of the blogging community will say that controversy sells.

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D., Sarah McElrath, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 4, 2013 12:41 PM

Writing about controversy is hard. Those who are attempting to report on controversy need to be objective. Objectivity can be difficult to manage, especially with controversial topics because controversial topics invite, well, controversy--argument, dissent, etc.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, October 25, 2013 8:37 AM

Looks at blogging --but could be used for debate and other forms of writing/presenting.