Throughout this project, I believe I have grown greatly as a thinker, particularly in my ability to delve more deeply into the complexities of a controversial issue like genetically modified foods and understand that there are nuances to every complex issue that aren’t necessarily black or white. While my first post about the Monsanto Protection … More Self Analysis: Monsanto and Politics
Our English 105 class has done an excellent job of exploring a diverse range of topics and issues within our blog projects. Youncee Blog and Chill did a great job at discussing politics in a broad way. The upcoming election has brought a lot of attention to politics and candidates like Donald Trump brought more interest … More Blogs Worth Reading
Because I have looked into mostly the politics of Monsanto and GMOs in specifically the United States, I realized that it was important to also examine the regulation of GMOs in other parts of the world, specifically Europe, in order to identify what the differences and similarities are in our legislation regarding GMOs versus theirs. A … More GMO Regulation in Europe vs. the United States: A Comparison
When it comes to the interaction of GMO’s, companies like Monsanto, and the government, if Monsanto and their products are not regulated and monitored by the government, we could be heading down a slippery slope toward not having a proper understanding of what we’re putting into our bodies, and allowing a few corporations to control what we … More Implications Post: The Future of Monsanto and Politics
As my research and writing on this blog has evolved, I’ve come to realize that Monsanto is merely a case study for a much bigger political problem at hand: the need for a major reworking of the way corporations and government interact. The way corporations exert influence over government can be simplified to one tactic: … More Theory Post: Reforming the Interaction of Government and Corporations
From it’s initial founding in 1901, Monsanto has frequently been at the center of many controversies – not only because of their products, but also because of their questionable political practices. Through my research into Monsanto and GMOs and subsequent blogging and discussion, I hope to examine Monsanto and its practices through a poltical science perspective. … More Monsanto: An Analysis of the Politics of a Corporation Surrounded by Controversy
While the influence that Monsanto and other corporations can have over the legislation process can be alarming at times, an interesting article was recently published by the Huffington Post, which shed some light on one way legislation is actually currently being used to keep Monsanto and other organizations in check: through the Freedom of Information Act … More How One Piece of Legislation Keeps Monsanto in Check
The Connecticut-based news website the Hartford Courant recently published an op-ed regarding the status of Connecticut’s law mandating the labeling of GMO foods. The article condemns the idea of legally mandating GMO labels on foods, essentially arguing that that law is not only needless, but that there is a lack of evidence that GMO foods do any … More Should There Be a Law Mandating GMO-labeling?
Now that I’ve decided to examine the way Monsanto has interacted with politics and legislation, the big, “elephant in the room,” topic, so to speak, would be the infamous Farmer Assurace Provision, more commonly known as the Monsanto Protection Act. The Farmer Assurance Provision, which was added to a government funding bill and passed in 2013, … More The Monsanto Protection Act
Hi! I’m Caroline and I’ll be one of four bloggers on Frosted Food blogging about the topic of Monsanto and the controversy of genetically modified foods. A little about me: I’m a sophomore student at a large public research university in the south where I am majoring in public relations. My major is part of what, … More Why Monsanto and GMOs?