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  Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are entities that have had their genetics modified to meet the specific, various needs of consumers or corporations. Just like everything else in this world, there are advantages and disadvantages to GMOs. However, in my humble opinion, the issues that GMOs present outweigh the benefits that they offer. 

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Today, many searches have done studies concerning alcohol and claimed that alcohol has a negative impact on someone’s life at long term. In the research paper of this topic, three major aspects affected negatively by alcohol are being discussed. The first one concerns the social comportment of the drinkers. In fact, with time, alcohol consumption can lead to alcohol dependency and occur many social problems. Also, alcohol can become a social crutch for the drinkers because, at long term, they tend to mostly base their confidence and their social life on alcohol.

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Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have a bad reputation, and it might have something to do with Monsanto, a large corporation that specializes in chemical and agricultural biotechnologies. Some people would go as far as to say that Monsanto is the most evil corporation in the world (and that’s saying something), but why?

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Like everything else in this world, there are pros and cons of genetically modified food. In the pros, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can offer solutions to feeding our increasing population with food that is nutritious and economical. However, due to its sketchy history, consumers are worried about the safety of their food. Thus, labelling genetically modified food has become an important issue. Consumers argue that they have a right to know what they are putting in their mouths.

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Posted on august 2013, the journalist Don Pittis, informs Canadians about the new project that the government is proposing to the society:  a pipeline that would pump more than “one million barrels a day” ( ). These estimations are tremendous!

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A few weeks ago, I blogged about the impending danger of the oil drilling in Yasuni National Park, and it seems as though I missed something. President Rafael Correa had a conservation plan that would save the rainforest. Unfortunately, the world has failed us and the plan has fallen through. Yasuni National Park is back on schedule to be drilled for oil.  

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Taina Uitto is a woman who decided to live without plastic. This is excellent for the environment and she describes how hard it was before to find products that didn’t have any plastic and to find stores that sell them but that with time more natural product stores opened and made this easier for her. In a time where the planet is a growing issue and that plastic causes a lot of pollution, this is a great way to help the environment.

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3 years ago, the Gulf of Mexico was damaged by an oil blowout. British Petroleum (BP), the corporation responsible for this disaster, provided Al Jazeera with a statement of which a portion read: "Seafood from the Gulf of Mexico is among the most tested in the world, and, according to the FDA and NOAA, it is as safe now as it was before the accident." However, interviews with the locals prove otherwise.  

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has release a report on climate change. To summarize the report as briefly as I can: climate change is real and it’s our fault. Still, there are some people still in denial.  

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Quebec, the province I live in, is one of the richest region in north-america. We own more or less 30% of the total clean water on the entire planet and we own a lot of minerals. Since few decades, companies from the U.S like “Nestlé” (which is a branch of the multinational company “Coca-cola”), are harvesting our clean water through pipe lines, bottling it and then reselling it to people. The big problem with that is that they are taking our water, which is a natural resource and then they make us pay for it ! I find that outrageous !

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The Yasuni national park, arguably the most biodiverse place on the planet, is in danger. The Ecuadorian government is moving forward with their plans to extract oil from the core of the park. We’ve heard about this type of story over and over again and, most of the time, it does not end on a happy note. If the Ecuadorian government move forward with these plans, the Yasuni national park and all of its wonders will be destroyed.  

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  Imagine if it were possible to have nation depend only on renewable energy. Would we make it happen? Would politicians make it happen? Would corporations let it happen?  

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On September 18th (2013), 30 Greenpeace protesters were arrested by Russian coastguards after two of them climbed onto the Gazprom’s Prirazlomnaya platform. The protest was to stop the production of the first oil from the Arctic waters. The protesters are being detained in Murmansk and may carry a sentence of up to 15 years in jail.  

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As the world's population had increased enormously since these past decades and it won't stop increasing, natural resources will, at a certain time, reach its limit. There are countless problems, like global warming, air pollution, food shortage, starvation, water scarcity, which are important and urgent issues that we must solve in order for the humanity to survive. Everyone knows that those problems are curently happening all over the world, but almost none could think of a good global solution that can stop these issues.

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  The Big Bang Theory, created by Chuck Lorre, is a comedy that portrays the comical side of nerds. The series, due to return for a seventh season, draws in other ten million viewers, but is the show laughing with nerds or at them?  

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Parliament in France has put a ban on child pageants for girls under the age of 16 years old under the premises that they endorse “hyper-sexualization”. The ban was supported by 196 votes to 146 and is now in the lower house National Assembly for further debate.

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So, this article caught my attention immediately because it is interesting. I think that it is unfair for the women’s in India because they are not respected.Women should be equally respected like men and these kinds of things is inacceptable.      

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For as long as humans have roamed the earth, there have been questions about theism. To put it in the simplest terms I can think of, there are people who believe in God and people who don’t believe in God (atheists).

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Veteran suicides outnumber US military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. Every year, suicide rates in veterans increase. In 2007, 17 veterans committed suicide every day on average. In 2010, those rates increase to 22 veterans each day, according to Veterans Affairs.

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  A few weeks ago, Peter Capaldi was announced as the 12th Doctor in the popular british television series “Doctor Who”. This casting choice will, once again, put a new twist on this show.  

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Forty years ago, the United States of America declared its ‘War on Drugs’. Its goal was to create a drug-free country by going after and prosecuting drug users and dealers. Forty years later, they finally realized that their war had not only failed, but created new problems within their communities.  

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Homeschooling a high school leveled student and sending a high school leveled student to a traditional high school has a bigger difference than expected. It is said that certain skills that a home schooled student learn apart from the actual material makes their future transition to the adult like simpler. That being home schooled may even be more beneficial for the student’s education, compared to the traditional education system.

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            Recently, one of the hottest topics in Quebec is the Parti Quebecois’ latest proposal: the Charter of Quebec Values. As every French Canadian news channel has informed us within the last month, this is our government’s most recent stab at reducing mounting tensions related to multiculturalism.

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In May of 2013, Edward Snowden, an American computer specialist who worked for the CIA and the NSA, leaked details of top secret, mass-surveillance programs run by the NSA to the press. In June, the American government charged the whistleblower with espionage and theft of government property.  

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Last week, it was announced that Ben Affleck had been cast to play the role of Batman in the upcoming movie "Batman vs. Superman." To say that there were an abundance of reactions would be an understatement. Crowds from a variety of social networking websites expressed their outrage towards the casting choice, saying that Ben Affleck wasn't a good enough actor to take on the role of our dark knight. After all, he had already taken on a role as a superhero known as Daredevil. Although Daredevil made a comfortable profit, most film critics (including myself) rate the film as poor.

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