For the past four weeks, my class has been studying and discussing GMO’s and the food we intake. We realized that not many people are aware of what they are really eating. We decided to make a survey asking several questions about the audience’s background, decision making when it comes to picking food and what they eat. We also asked them what a GMO is to see how many people actually have a good understanding on what it is. It took a while to come up with all the questions but after a long discussion with my classmates we came up with several qualitative and quantitative questions.
Students posted the survey in social media and other websites with hope that we could reach out to a lot of people to take our survey. I also even took a picture of the website and shared it with my co-workers at Chipotle. We had a total of 208 responses, most of them being Ms. Priester’s friends. For all I know, most of my friends didn’t respond to the survey. Sad, but only shows that most of my friends don’t care about what they eat.
The survey results showed that most of the people who took our survey are well aware of what GMOs are, overall make good decisions, and have pretty good eating habits. Yeah, most of the people who took the survey are White. But that only tells us that next time we do something like this, we need to try to reach a more diverse audience. Maybe if we do, the results would be different. And overall, doing this activity was pretty fun. I enjoyed seeing what other people take in consideration when picking the food they eat. It was also fun to work with my class on even just making the survey. As a result of all this I have learned a lot. Starting with teamwork skills. Mostly because we have to work together on coming up with the questions.
Rosa is going into her senior year at San Pasqual Academy. She enjoys MMA and currently works at Chipotle.
During the last two weeks English 12, We been learning about food politics. We watched two movies GMO OMG and Fed Up. We had to do sketchnotes. Ms. Priester gave us links to search up what sketchnotes are. When we were finished we drew the main points that had connected to the movies using sktchnotes.
The GMO OMG movie shows how a father investigates the relationship between genetically modified food with his three young children. It also, shows how Monsanto and other companies just want money. They fed us chemicals and don't tell us. It shows how Monsanto’s Roundup can affect humans and animals in a horrible way. It tells us that machines are taking farmer's job and more and more people would have no more jobs. It also shows how we the people need to know what we're eating and stand up to the government.
In Fed Up, its shows Filmmaker Stephanie Soechtig and journalist Katie Couric show us how the food industry may be responsible for the obesity. It shows how the fast food companies make it seem like they want people to eat healthy but really they don't. They give us fattening food. There is no healthy options in fast food places.
As a result of this lesson we learned more about how GMO’s are bad for us and should be banned from most of our foods. GMO’s are bad for our environment especially for our crops such as corn, soy, and animals because they eat that stuff which gets into their system.
Diana and Imani are going into senior year at SPA. Diana enjoys working out in the weight room and Imani is a member of basketball team.