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Pastoral Romance

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Betty Jo Patton spent her childhood on a 240-acre farm in Mason County, West Virginia, in the 1930s. Her family raised what it ate, from tomatoes to turkeys, pears to pigs. They picked, plucked, slaughtered, butchered, cured, canned, preserved, and rendered. They drew water from a well, cooked on a wood stove, and the bathroom was an outhouse. 

 

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excerpt: "I eventually asked Betty Jo what she thought of her granddaughter’s notion of returning to the land. Betty Jo smiled, but was blunt: “Leave it. There’s nothing romantic about it.”

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What Does GMO Labeling Mean For You?

What Does GMO Labeling Mean For You? | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

Not many food-conscious types are too excited about eating genetically-modified organisms. Whether a food has been engineered for herbicide-tolerance or to produce its own insecticide, the idea of eating something bred in a lab sounds a little freaky, right? Washington voters did not approve Initiative 522 in elections this Tuesday–but if they did, they would have been the first state to enact labeling requirements for foods with genetically engineered ingredients.

 



Cited from: What Does GMO Labeling Mean For You? http://nakedlaw.avvo.com/politics/gmo-labeling-mean.html#ixzz2llKaNIrM

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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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