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Re: Food For Thought

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
Great work desi,I also think our researches count on each other,the tips actually teach me something and I like them,the next stage of my research is on health and healthy food so I think they will help out,keep up!
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Re: Food For Thought

That's a tonne of information you have there, I really like it. Many people don't know how to balance their diets and they end up taking too much of something which then translates to having poor health. I really like the last part where everything is outlined It is very important how you said in the beginning that our bodies are different and that different people have different needs. Each person should strive to understand their own bodies and maintain good health according to the body's...
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Re: Food For Thought

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thanks for the comment! In the corner of the info-graphic there is a little running man that says "stay active." So, they did include exercise, but I decided not to mention it because I am focusing on nutrition. However, you are completely right about it being a vital part of being healthy. In combination, good nutrition and exercise leads to a healthy mind and body. To answer your other question, In my previous research I found that having a balanced diet improved learning. So, following a...
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Re: Food For Thought

This is some really interesting research! I really like your topic. I think that it is something that everything should know to have a healthier lifestyle. I really like the tips from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. It is very interesting tips, that I think I will use in the future. I really like this topic, good research!
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Re: Water Consumption for Food

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I must have missed this post before, but agriculture and sustainability are fields of interest of mine, so I'd like to give some input. Eating meat is definitely not sustainable when you consider all the water and feed the animals consume. One way we can lessen our environmental impact in general is by eating less meat (especially red meat as it's production emits the most greenhouse grasses). Arguably the most important thing we can do to lessen the amount of water we waste in agriculture...
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Re: Water Consumption for Food

Powerful stats. Kind of makes you gasp at the thought of all that water being used. We have to eat so I like how your question leaves the reader to consider all the possible solutions.
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Re: Water Consumption for Food

Audrey Heath (Charles Best) ·
I'm not really sure how we could use less water. If a tomato doesn't get 3.3 gallons like it is suppose to then it might die, and it would all be a waste of the water that we did use. If there is a way to make sure less crops die, so that the water you use isn't wasted. Can't wait to see what else you find. This is very interesting.
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Re: Improving Schools 2 - Plan

Juliana Nunes (Charles Best) ·
Thanks everyone!
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Re: What if we use ICT to manage hunger in Africa?

Former Member ·
Hey Ann! I do not know too much about ICT, but it sure sounds interesting. I read some articles about it and I think I briefly know what it is. The fact that ICT will help get access to internet, cell phones and other communication mediums, I think it would definitely help the people in Africa who are malnourished or maybe even eradicate the hunger in Africa. Love the concept, keep it going!!
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Re: What if we use ICT to manage hunger in Africa?

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
That's great Kathure.So drought resistant crops can be introduced as well as introducing irrigation systems.Read more at: http://www4.syngenta.com/what-...enqYPTXRQaAjDN8P8HAQ
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Re: What if we use ICT to manage hunger in Africa?

Emily Schaffer (LFAS) ·
Wow, this is an amazing topic! With hunger being a growing issue this is an incredible inquiry question. I found a couple links you may find interesting. https://idl-bnc.idrc.ca/dspace/bitstream/10625/50998/1/IDL- 50998.pdf http://www.un.org/africarenewa...-hungry-connectivity https://canwefeedtheworld.wordpress.com/tag/ict/ I love how you presented your research, and you question is super clear. I can't wait to see w here your project goes next
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Re: Improving Schools 2 - Plan

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
This is a very interesting research. I really cannot wait to see the end of your research. Good luck.
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Re: Improving Schools 2 - Plan

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
I agree with you that technology has a great influence in the education process. Technology opens up the mind of a child and student in general as it exposes them to modern trends in the world.
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Re: What if we use ICT to manage hunger in Africa?

Wow Ann, I think this is such a relevant topic that will grow more and more important in the future. I think you could maybe do some research about what contributes to this and why exactly it will become a growing issue. I'm also wondering what might be a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to at least improve the problem. I'm working on a speech on GMO's at the moment and although I was very skeptical about them at first, I think that using them could definitely be a good way to improve...
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Re: What if we use ICT to manage hunger in Africa?

Flora Xia (Alumni-LFAS) ·
http://www.povertyinc.org/ this a very poignant film on the "poverty industry" and I think that you would find it very useful for your research I hope to see you take this to the next level
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Re: Can we trust food labels?

Hi Yasmin, This is a really neat question, and I feel like you can really discover a lot throughout your research. It is true that we, the consumers, can only see what these food producers want us to see. There were rumours going around saying that McDonald's buys their beef from a company called "100% beef" so they can advertise that their beef is pure to mask the fact that they put other stuff in their meat. These rumours were put to an end when we found out that they were false, but I...
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Re: Can we trust food labels?

Mary Wothaya (Sweetwaters) ·
Hey Yasmin, A nice topic i hope your doing well in this your cycle.It interesting because many have been feeling unwell thinking the foodstuff they are taking are truly labelled.Good work. Good luck in you research.
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Re: Project Plan #3- Can we trust food labels?

Hey Yasmin, A good question, i ges its not preferable to trust all food labels in which ever way, good luck on your next research.
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Re: Can we trust food labels?

Juolin Lee (LFAS - Alumni) ·
Hi Yasmin, I know this very good documentary film call "Food, Inc." It is about the dark and nasty side of American meat industry. This documentary is vey hard to watch, but very powerful at the same time. I had to try very hard to not turn the documentary off when watching it. It talk about the immoral truth that everyone avoid to face. If you are welling to dive into some intense, dark facts, I highly recommend this documentary, it is very life changing!
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Re: Can we trust food labels?

Takako Liu (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Hi Yasmin, I was going to suggest "Food, Inc.", but I guess Juolin already beat me to it! It's really sad, but I think it would really help with your research. I think an interesting thing you can pay attention to when you do your research is the relationship between food and our environment. So if you decide to look into, say, livestocks, there's a bunch of research out there about cattle-ranching and its effect on climate-change. Good luck on your research! :-)
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Re: Can we trust food labels?

Very interesting topic Yasmin! I've been interested in food for my whole life, my mom is a caterer and we were born in Italy so food has been an important aspect of our upbringing. I've been playing with the idea of doing a "you are what you eat" photo inquiry for quite a while now and I'd be very cool if we could try and collaborate maybe or if my photos could be based on your research. This is a very informative and scary video I watched a few years ago and I think you'd enjoy learning...
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Re: Can we trust food labels?

Sounds great thanks so much!
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Re: Poverty - Food Banks in Canada

Jason Li (Charles Best-Alumni) ·
Here are links about poverty in Canada and Kenya, the first one is a news from CBC talking about 10 things you might not know about poverty in Canada. The second one is a poverty map of Kenya from world bank http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/news...ut-poverty-in-canada http://econ.worldbank.org/exte...82&piPK=64168060
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Re: Poverty - Food Banks in Canada

Hi Dennis, As you might know from being here, the cost of living in this place in Canada specifically is very high, which contributes to the amount of people we see in poverty and homeless. You could look into what the government has tried to do to alleviate the damage done by this costly living. This is something I've been puzzled about for quite a long time. All in all, its just a suggestion but great research. I hope to hear more!
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Re: Poverty - Food Banks in Canada

Hey Denis, I think it's awesome that you're doing this project and exploring this part of Canada. You said that not only do people need food during Christmas season, but also the rest of the year. Could it be possible that there is actually a higher demand for food during the rest of the year? After all, donating to food banks is often advertised school-wide during the holidays, but I never see anything for the rest of the year. Does this mean that there is more food to go around during...
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Re: How can we trap runoff water within our country and help in water conservation?

Jim Liu (Charles Best) ·
Hi Agnes! Hmm a very interesting idea. Water is very important in our lives, hopefully these links can help you in any way! https://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercyclerunoff.html http://www.harryhelmet.com/a-n...op-up-gutter-drains/ https://utilitieskingston.com/...tion/RunoffPollution Have a nice day! ~Jim CA
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Re: What if we use ICT to manage hunger in Africa?

Jim Liu (Charles Best) ·
Hi Ann! Hunger, is one of the pressing matters in many parts of the world and using ICT sounds pretty interesting! Looking forward to see where you go with this! Hope this link, that says the uses of ICT, (in a chart) can be any help! http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~rtongia/ICT4SD_Ch_2--ICT.pdf Have a nicee day! ~Jim CA
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Re: How can we trap runoff water within our country and help in water conservation?

I think this is a really interesting question! I think that in places that get a lot of rain fall, trapping runoff water would be very beneficial. It would be really good way to conserve water. I think this is a really interesting question, and I'm looking forward to what you find next!
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Re: What if we use ICT to manage hunger in Africa?

Hezekiah Maina (Thome) ·
Wow Ann. Hunger is on of the most important thing to think about.In the transahara region especially hunger is being eradicate d by sourcing aid from the world food organization. What does hunger affect human.
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Re: What if we use ICT to manage hunger in Africa?

Onesmus Mwangi (Thome) ·
I like your project. I think you can Also at the disadvantages of using e agriculture than looking at the advantages alone. Anyway I like your project.
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Re: How can we trap runoff water within our country and help in water conservation?

Caroline Lu (Charles Best) ·
I like your idea very much! I think controlling the runoff water is an essential thing that many people should concern about. I find this information for you, and i hope this can help you! http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/n...m/control-runoff.htm
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Re: What if we use ICT to manage hunger in Africa?

Hi, few years ago China was facing the same problem, I think you can do some research on this guy, about what he has done, it might be useful for you https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuan_Longping
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Re: How can we trap runoff water within our country and help in water conservation?

The most important step in the direction of finding solution to issues of water conservation is to change people's attitudes and habits, efforts have been made to collect water by building dams and reservoirs and digging wells. Some countries have also tried to recycle and desalinate water. Rainwater harvesting has become a very popular method of conserving water especially in the urban areas. Rainwater harvesting essentially means collecting rainwater and stopping decline in groundwater...
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Re: How can we trap runoff water within our country and help in water conservation?

Hi Agnes, Good question. A lot of water wastage and consumption happens at home, so it would be important to start by reducing the amount of water you use on a daily basis. An effective way of doing so could be by measuring how much you use everyday, this would give you an idea of how much one person uses, then you would be able to compare the amount of water being used versus needed. Here's a link that i think might help: http://www.sswm.info/category/...uce-water-consumptio
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Re: Improving Schools 2 - Plan

Hi Juliana! This sounds like a very interesting research topic and I can't wait to see what you come up with! I found this TED Talk you might find useful, it's about building a school in "the cloud," so maybe that will help with the technological aspect of your project: https://www.ted.com/talks/suga...m_campaign=tedspread Can't wait to see your work!
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Re: Improving Schools 2 - Plan

Gloria Serianae (Loise) ·
well Juliana,i think we can use technology as its becoming more predominant .I think technology can have a positive impact in the education process.From this ,the teachers as well as students can significantly benefit from it.As embracing and integrating technology in the school will be setting a successful life outside school.
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Re: Improving Schools 2 - Plan

Rose Natabo (Loise) ·
Hello!Juliana.Nice topic.Am waiting to get your research soon.
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Re: Inquiry Question #5 - How does the modern food industry impact biodiversity as well as human social constructs?

Heeva Chavoshi (Charles Best) ·
Hi Anika, Wow! Your question is very hard-hitting and profound! I am not very well educated on the effects of the modern food industry on human social constructs so I'm looking forward to learning more about it in your upcoming posts. A question I have for you is how you predict the food industry will impact biodiversity and human social constructs in the future. Good luck! I'm excited to see where your research lead you.
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Re: Research Round #3 - How does the modern food industry impact biodiversity as well as human social constructs?

Jessica Scott (Charles Best) ·
Hi Anika, Great research! It's shocking to know how large of an impact Westernized food is having not only on the people here, but in other parts of the world as well. I wonder if it would help if schools taught more about healthy food choices to young students? I remember learning in elementary school and a little bit in middle school about the kinds of foods and the amounts we're supposed to include in our diet, but perhaps they should talk more about the negative/positive effects the food...
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Re: Research Round #3 - How does the modern food industry impact biodiversity as well as human social constructs?

Sophie Holland (LFAS) ·
Hi Anika! Neat research! Its interesting how the food industry's impact on Western society had impacted Eastern regions. It was helpful how you broke down the stereotypes about Western cultures within this research round as well. Lots of people (myself included up until this point) have a preconceived idea that Western culture is associated with junk food, fast food, industrialization, consumerism, etc. and we never think about how other parts of the world are affected by it. I'm interested...
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Re: Metamorphosis #5 - How does the modern food industry impact biodiversity as well as human social constructs?

Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) ·
HELLO ANIKA! i really like the initiative you are taking on the modern food industry based on its effect on both health and environment.i also like the fact that through you research you have learned to become far more conscious of the food brands that you choose to support.i think it could be more interesting if you elaborated more on the specific food brands that you are mostly conscious of.
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Re: Research Round #3 for: “How is food and its packaging harming the environment?”

Dahabo Abdi (Sweetwaters) ·
Hey Madison wow i liked it,you have really tried to reduce the amount of packages with your family and you have made it.I hope next time you will have none.Food packaging has advantages and disadvantages.So i think you should research more on advantages and advantages of food packaging. Looking forward your next post.
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Re: Research Round #3 for: “How is food and its packaging harming the environment?”

Hi Madison! The research is more interesting topic on how packaging is harmful in environment.I have liked your posting because I have learnt that that people are wasting a lot of food and 70% household food get wastage each day.Research more on the results. waiting for your next post.
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Re: Research Round #3 for: “How is food and its packaging harming the environment?”

Hey Madison, You brought up some great points of ways people tend to waste their food so easily. Secondly, it was great to see how much less waste you used for food packaging and the photos too! I find at my school, there is a lack of green waste containers (they're pretty much non-existant) and a lot of the waste in the garbage tends to be food, I'd be pretty easy to get a food waste system I believe. I have one at home for compost and I find that our garage waste has been half as much as...
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Re: Research Round #3 for: “How is food and its packaging harming the environment?”

Hi Madison! I am not sure if you have heard about this, but a company is creating edible water "bubbles' to reduce the amount of plastic water bottles ending up in landfills. Here is an article about it! http://thespiritscience.net/20...dible-water-bottles/
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Re: Research S3 Round 6 Picking yourself back up (Re-aligning your life)

Haleigh Strickler (LFAS) ·
Hey Jim, The statistics you found are really interesting, but sadly not all that surprising... The tips are really useful! I know I can definitely learn a few things from them, especially the planning and listening steps... This is turning out to be a really helpful topic!
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Re: Research S3 Round 6 Picking yourself back up (Re-aligning your life)

Hey Jim, I found this interesting to read, since a lot of texts you read regarding teenage stress and anxiety explores relationships, school, etc. However family in my opinion is one of the biggest influencers since they are with you 24/7 therefore they shape your mood swings and have this underlying effect on you. I hope to see your take on all of your research and how this has effected on your own life. It's always interesting to read a personal view on something. Keep up the great...
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Re: Research Round 2: Ethics and GMOs

Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) ·
That was great research .i would like you to look into the market of GMO products because at the end of the production we need profit.how can we introduce and influence the locals to like the GMO products? is it possible to get them to appreciate the upcoming growth in the field of science ?...check this out.. ACTIVISTS IN KENYA PROTEST AGAINST GMO FOOD PRODUCTION Nairobi activists held banners shunning the introduction of GM food into their country along Kenyatta Avenue this week to send a...
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Re: Research Round 2: Ethics and GMOs

Hi Maiya, I've heard that without GMO's the farms would not produce enough food for everyone in the world since the population has gone up, but i can see what you are saying about how because the DNA is changed, it may effect the health aspect of the foods. I wonder if the outcome of having enough food for everyone is worth the consequence of health? I'm very interested to see what you're next round of research comes up with!
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Re: Research Round 2: Ethics and GMOs

Hi Maiya, I found it very interesting how scientists insert bioluminescent DNA of jellyfish to breed organisms that glow in the dark, and it also makes perfect sense how we need to use more GMO's in foods because we are in fact extremely over populated. But, as you mentioned, this is very controversial because it can contaminate ecosystems. These controversies are very intriguing and I think by adding some more information on them you will be able to captivate the audience even more!
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