SOC101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Genetically Modified Crops, Bovine Somatotropin, Carbon Footprint

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Society"s relationship with the environment changes over time. Conditioned by dominant society"s cultural ideologies and beliefs. Societal relationship with environment = in flux, varies b/w time and culture. Beliefs are tied to value we place on certain aspects of environment. Allergies never existed before, and we need to as ourselves what has changed. Post-industrial culture we are trying to improve relationship with environment, trying to clean up and reduce negative impact (carbon. Industrial and post-industrial cultures: carbon footprint, reflective of fact that cities have started to take over farmland and farms. 3. are very much manufacturing machines (large-scale: no longer selling/growing a variety; specialize in one specific aspect now. Recombinant bovine growth hormone = hormone helps cows increase milk production supply by 10-15% but decreases nutritional content and sharply increases risk of cancer and other diseases esp. for children. Already banned in most industrializations but approved in the us. Made by inserted gene from cows in e. coli.

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