|Tomato being genetically modified with injection from another species.|
The blog link I read was about the Native American tribe that is protesting the oil pipeline in North Dakota. I had seen this topic in the news lately, but I had never read much into it. The protest has been rather peaceful. Although several people have been arrested. Even after construction has started, if Standing Rock prevails in court on Wednesday, all construction will come to a halt.
The topic is chose is GMOs. There are a lot of people that believe GMOs in our food is bad for your health. I honestly wasn't sure until I started researching. GMOs are used most in agriculture, but they can be used in many other types of food. In this article, it states that researchers have modified apples to not bruise and tomatoes to not freeze. There are so many different combinations that can be used to make an organism the way we want it to be. In a way I think this is a good thing, but like the article said, altering the original organism so much can cause extinction of the original organism.
The profile that stood out to me the most was Lydia Emery. Emery had so much determination to finish school even though during that time girls rarely went to college. She had an office in her kitchen which I thought was interesting. I figured as a doctor she would make lots of money. Until I read further and realized she was still charging one dollar for her visits. One woman was even upset with her for not charging more. In the profile, Emery says, "Like one of my colleagues, a woman doctor up the valley. I didn't know her, but one of my nurse friends told me that she was very upset with me because I didn't charge more, that I was `projecting the wrong image`, that a woman doctor should make just as much as a man doctor- which I don't disagree with for one minute." Emery also said she thought about raising her rates one time, but then the plywood mill burned down so she just never raised them. Today, no one would be able to survive off of one dollar a visit. Also, doctors make very high salaries and most of the time go to school for the high pay and care for patients.