Engineering New Consequences: Genetically Modified Organisms and You

I’ve always had an interest in genetically modified organisms, ever since I started reading studies about declines in biodiversity related to the proliferation of GMO crops. This decline started, of course, long before the widespread development and adoption of GMOs; declines in biodiversity are also related to monocropping tendencies. Apples, tomatoes, potatoes, and numerous other […]

Environmental Issues: We’re In the Shit Now, Folks

One of the books I read during the Book Project that left an unexpected legacy was Bottlemania, by Elizabeth Royte. Although the book was primarily about the rise of the bottled water industry, one of the things it touched upon was the fact that water processing facilities for municipal water are growing increasingly outdated and […]