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Genetically Modified Organisms

gmo_fairfieldOver 70% of North American packaged foods contain GMOs, and according to the ISAAA (International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications), there are approximately 1.2 billion acres of genetically modified crops worldwide. The most common GMO obsessed crops grow soybeans, corn, cotton, and canola. So we at the Fairfield Garden feel it is important to elaborate exactly on what GMOs are, and why we make it a point to not have them in our own garden, since they are so pervasive in our society.

Faculty Research: Take a sneak peak at our faculty’s water-related research

water_students_6Stated and Revealed Preferences for Improved Water Services in Guatemala: This project investigates household willingness to pay and work for improvements in water services in the small town of San Lorenzo in western Guatemala. The project also investigates the determinants of nonpayment of water bills and averting behaviors such as in-home water treatment and consumption of bottled water.

Water on Stage, Screen and Canvas: Events

qc_theme_2014waterJust Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis
Christiana Peppard, assistant professor of theology, science and ethics at Fordham University
Wednesday, September 17 at 8 p.m.
Charles F. Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Student Projects

water_student_guyetteI am currently working on incorporating the Town of Fairfield and the University with water awareness and programs. I believe that this theme is important to expand beyond the University and into the town. I am also reaching out to UNC Chapel Hill since they also have a water theme.