Week 2

Honors 177 Week 2

As a college senior, I have perfected the art of feeding oneself on a fixed financial budget. Not having lived in the dorms for two years, the plentiful options for each meal are now replaced with standard bowls of cereal, fruit, and frozen foods. Naturally considered a food staple, milk is used in a multitude of ways, including baking, coffee creamer, and the aforementioned cereal.

Week 2 Blog--Shiwei Huang

My family moved to San Francisco after I graduated from high school in China. My diet used to consist of my grandmother’s Chinese cooking. I am not picky about what I eat, so now I only have Chinese food when I go home. The staple food in a Chinese meal is rice, and it is commonly eaten as steamed rice. Rice is also a common material in many dishes. I want to discuss rice in this blog.

Blog 2 - Honors 177 - Hayk Barseghyan

I have always wondered if it would be possible to produce enough food for the whole world without genetic modification. First of all, I think that there would not be these many people in the world without the ability of humanity to produce more food. So, maybe the development and progress of genetic modification of products stimulated population growth as a result of excess food.

Hot Cheetos and GMOs

One of my favorite snacks is Hot Cheetos and despite the heavy processing these chips go through, I eat them whenever I have the chance. It is this processing, which turns corn into most of the ingredients, that raises issues surrounding GMOs. As the image below shows, the cheetos have a lot of ingredients, most of which are made from heavily processed corn.

All natural =/= Organic

When I am in Westwood, I make an effort to buy most of my food from Trader Joe’s, since they offer many healthy and organic food options. Although not everything they sell is organic, they maintain that everything with their own label on it is ‘sourced from non-genetically modified ingredients’, which I thought meant GMO-free.

Jing (Sophie) Xia- Second Blog, Honors 177

As a college student, I live on a tight budget and usually buy low to middle priced items in the local grocery store, Ralphs. I eat out at fast foods or restaurants for about four meals per week. For the rest of the week when I’m not running on a busy schedule, I try to cook my own meals for lunch and dinner. I cook easy meals such as spaghetti, rice and broccoli, and some Chinese cuisine that include as tomato and eggs. When I go home on the weekends, my parents to buy and cook organic vegetable and meat.

Industrialization, Food


I'm on a rather strict eating diet. I try to have 6 mini-meals in the day instead of 3 large ones. Daily intake tends to be about 200g protein, 270g carbs, and no more than 90g of fat per day. For this reason, most of my carb-centered meals (such as pasta) are modified to include more protein. This diet requires a workout at least every other day to maintain proper metabolism and proper physiology in general, since foods affect the way we think and feel. (Wenk)

The Zeroth Culture: Human Nature

Hello, my name is Dylan Goodrich.  Welcome to my first blog post.  I am a fourth year Biochemistry major and I plan on attending medical school in the near future.  What interests me about this course is to see the kind of things I have been studying from a different perspective; being a scholar of physical sciences makes it difficult to consider how those in the arts and humanities view science and how it could possibly relate to their studies.  This discussion of "two cultures" with a third culture becoming more prominent is interesting, however I see it as e


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