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Are You What You Eat? An Inside Look At High-Tech Food, Roxanne Greitz Miller Jan 2007

Are You What You Eat? An Inside Look At High-Tech Food, Roxanne Greitz Miller

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If we abide by the familiar saying "you are what you eat," it is understandable that people may be concerned with the incredible advances in food science technology and their possible impacts on human health. For example, in recent years high-tech scientific processes such as genetic modification, irradiation, and cloning have all been used to increase the safety of food supply, create foods that are more appealing to eat and easier to produce, and increase crop yields. This article will summarize a few hot topics in food science, address what is currently known about the safety of these processes, and ...


The Pet Food Recall Puzzle: Who, What, Why, And How Much, Roxanne Greitz Miller Jan 2007

The Pet Food Recall Puzzle: Who, What, Why, And How Much, Roxanne Greitz Miller

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Last spring, North America was gripped in the largest pet food recall in history. News outlets reported tens of thousands of dogs and cats becoming ill, and many dying, as a result of ingesting contaminated pet food. Several pet owners have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers and distributors of the pet food products. I think this is an excellent real-life science story to use with students to show science investigation in action, and to discuss the intersections between the role of regulatory agencies and the public.

In order to understand the case, you first have to know the facts. We ...


Inside The Rainforests Of The Sea: Coral Reefs And Their Endangerment, Roxanne Greitz Miller Jan 2007

Inside The Rainforests Of The Sea: Coral Reefs And Their Endangerment, Roxanne Greitz Miller

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This article focuses on coral reefs and their endangerment.