The Debate Between The And Minority And Majority, And The Environment

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Humans shall never deem they are the saviours of the Earth because everything we are doing today was to fix everything humans caused before. In the previous two ESS lectures, the topics were about the sustainable ways of daily life and the new technology- GMOs- currently for the poor. And in the three lectures this time, the topics are mainly about the conflict between minority and majority, and the problems left in the history: if GMOs can help the poor, the system to protect the ocean condition, and the “environmental racism” that exists in Canada. To begin with, in the ESS lecture of Oct.1st, a debate between Dr. Thomas and Dr. Patel presents a conflict caused by GMOs. On Dr. Thomas’s position, we can find the direct advantage of GMOs food comparing to the traditional agriculture by scientific analysis, such as the ability to resist disease, and yields of the field. GMOs food had already spread out over the world- which was saying the technique had already mature enough to benefit people efficiently, especially the poor. Besides, the improvement of GMO technology can also accelerate some of the other industries like international trade, education in the Third World Country. On the other side, the social problem that was found by Dr. Patel was different: if it was necessary for the poor to plant GMOs. On his position, the media was telling people that GMO food was helping the poor, however, the fact was the farmers only received a little knowledge about the current
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