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Civil Forfeiture: Legal Looting?

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While civil forfeiture has a place on our law books, should it be at the expense of upstanding citizens?
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What Does GMO Labeling Mean For You?

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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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