Annotated Bibliography

Coleman, Isobel.  Democracy in Development. Council on Foreign Relations. May 4, 2012. 7 November 2012. <http://blogs.cfr.org/coleman/2012/05/04/more-on-genetically-modified-crops/>

Coleman’s blog offers a different perspective on the effects of Genetically Modified Foods in other countries, especially those that are impoverished.  She also offers a very realistic view of the role GMOs will play in the future and seems to embrace them on the notion that the foods have not shown any signs of harming people.  She also explains that these modifications are good because they allow more people to get nutrients that they otherwise would not.  This information was used to get a better understanding of a different view.  This blog also gave us a lot of the pros to the technology and described the economic impacts of GMFs.  Because it was written by someone not directly benefiting from the products’ consumption, it was much more reliable. I think that it would be really helpful to look at the effects of GMOs in these countries after they have been exposed to them for a longer period of time.  Considering that this technology is relatively new, we cannot yet make definite claims as to the safety.  So while this is very convincing, it is a bit presumptive.

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Genome Program. Biological and Environmental Research Information System (BERIS). May 11, 2009.  November 9, 2012. <http://www.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/cloning.shtml>

This is a very interesting and useful source because it provides all of the facts for cloning, including the differences and status of the technology today.  The author also includes definitions of cloning, the various types, and explains the process.  Finally, this article presents the uses of cloning, which really help our argument that the technology should be incorporated into today’s society.  We also found it interesting that the first animal cloned was a tadpole in 1957.  This is a far cry from the abilities we have today, and This is helpful because it gives the facts on cloning without the various biases associated with this controversial topic.  This is also a site sponsored by the government, which really solidifies credibility and accuracy.

All About Popular Issues Staff. Pros and Cons of Stem Cell Research.  2012.  9 November 2012.  <http://www.allaboutpopularissues.org/pros-and-cons-of-stem-cell-research.html>

This blog is very useful because it not only presents the ins and outs of Stem Cell Research, but also describes the different views and why people are for or against it.  This blog also describes some of the scientific research associated with this process.  Another good thing about this blog is that it is unbiased.  We can use this blog to make arguments for stem cell research and can use it to get see and refute the opposing side.

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