Yes or no to GMO

Genetically Modified Organism is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. This is the definition on Wikipedia.

As a technique, it’s hard to say it’s good or bad, but this technique has fierce persistent debate in the whole world since it shows up, for we are confused with GM technique and GM crops or GM food. I think most opponents reject GM crops or GM food, but some people mix these two concepts on purpose which is easier for them to develop GM crops in the name of developing GM technique. But when this technique is used on crops or other plants and animals, it has uncertain risk on ecology and people’s health. As big experiment fields, Indian people and China people will burden this risk…

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The Search For the Rice Mother-a romantic, chaotic trip where the destination is still unknown

The time when Mr Leo Maselli, a mysterious friend of my supervisor Khun Benjamas and his business popped up in my life could be virtually traced back to last November—when I just started my work with LDI. This gentleman is a film producer (for a long time I mistook him as a director) based in the US, who then, after two-year preparation, was about to ambitiously launch a project of film production featuring its background in several Southeast Asian countries along the Mekong River. Just when I had not clarified the genre of his film, I was thrilled with this cooperation.

It was until this June that I had a chance to contribute my so-called specialty in literature to the playwriting of his script. Before that LDI(mostly it means—me, doing it) had to establish a valid relationship with such an independent film maker as him as a base of collaboration and fund raising….

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「婦女與社會」項目觀察與反思

也許作為一個外國志願者,尤其是在語言文化差異極大的地區,儘管我身在組織,但可能還是不免一管窺豹,而無法見其全貌。而我的經驗可能又更多地來自與之前服務的組織,較為偏重分析工具的運用、量化指標的衡量和較為「專業化」的分工。這也是我的一些侷限性。我想儘可能將所見所感記錄在此,與經驗做些對比,希望對自己在組織的定位和工作有所幫助和啟發。

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一場生命教育的實驗

我希望孩子在將來能夠記得自己曾在美術課裡快樂地動手繪畫、盡情享受雙手創造的感覺。即使是學校的孩子未來成為噴漆工、或是農夫,或是工人…不管是什麼身分,一樣都是這個社會的公民,學校不就是要創造出這樣有用、有價值的人嗎?

而學習、體驗種植作物,照顧、觀察紀錄植物生長,同樣看似微不足道,但卻是一個很重要的生命教育、體驗自然的重要課程。希望從這堂課程的學習過程裡面,孩子能夠學到尊重與珍惜生命、學會生命萌芽成長的奧妙,學會付出耕耘、揮汗收穫。

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