GMOs Are Good

In its broadest sense, a genetically modified organism (GMO) refers to an organism whose genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. Genes change naturally, either by mating or by natural recombination. But in this case, genetic fragments are scientifically inserted into the DNA of another organism to transform its … Read more

Should Animals Be Kept in Zoos?

Zoos are premises for the captivity of animals, often in urban areas where many of the animals would not otherwise be found, with the intention of studying the animals and displaying them to the public at large. The predecessor of the zoo was the menagerie, which involved the captivity of birds typically for the entertainment … Read more

Factory Farming Should Be Banned

Should ‘factory farming’ be banned? All the Yes points: Factory farming is very cruel. Confinement to the point at which suffocation is commonplace is the … The meat produced by factory farming is cheap because it is of very low quality. It is ‘mechanicall… Factory farming sees animals as ‘products,’ ‘commodities’ for production and sale … Read more

Water Privatisation

Should water be treated as an economic good and managed accordingly? All the Yes points: Water is a resource subject to supply and demand, and so should be treated as an economic good. It … When water is not treated as an economic good, it is wasted. On a domestic level, unmetered access … Problems … Read more

Should we still be concerned about the ozone layer?

In 1985 Scientists who were a part of the British Antarctic Survey published results showing that there was a hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctic shocking the scientific community as the decline was far higher than anticipated. In a rare case of quick action to an environmental threat, later that year nations agreed … Read more