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Hidden Animal Uses: Final Class

The Ted talk from last week has been sticking with me and it got me to research further into where else animal products may be hidden.  Part of me thinks that companies which produce products with animal products in them should take on the owness of informing their consumers, and part of me thinks that it is the responsibility of the consumer to know what they are buying.  This is easier said than done however, because even if you are a person who makes an effort to avoid animal products, they appear in items so obscure you might not even think to look into the vegan-ness of the i

Class Related pictures/video

My friend from the farm in Minnesota sent me this little video on valentines day and I wanted to share it with you all because it made me smile.  She said they moved hay-bales into the shape of a heart and then put the sheep and guard dogs inside to herd the sheep towards the bales so they would be in a heart shape:).   The video was shot with a drone and you can see my friend Hannah and some other farm workers on a truck at the end.  

Monkey Bread and Animal Crackers 

Above is al ink to a dessert called Monkey Bread.  My family and I have it Christmas day.  I always wondered why it was called Monkey Bread and never looked it up until now.  There seem to be differing theory, but one of my favorite is that a slang term for snack food in the 1950s was "monkey food" and that because this bread pulls apart into little bit size pieces it is like a snack. 


Horse, Sheep, Monkey

Although I am the year of the horse, for this blog I am going to focus on the Sheep.  In the article we read for this week's class, there was a segment about the relationship between animals and humans in special regards to a farming situation.  There was a quote that struck me which was, "The were subjected and worshiped, bred and sacrificed."  As someone who has no farm experience and only knows animals through the lense of observing them in nature or as pets and who only knows food through the lense of going to a grocery store or farmers mar

The Chinese Zodiac- Tiger, Ox and Rat (Camille Blog Post 1)

Hello!  My name is Camille Sytko and I am a first year at UCLA studying Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics.  I was born in June of 2002 and so my Chinese Zodiac animal is the Horse.  I am very new to the Chinese Zodiac system and actually did not know my animal was a Horse until I looked it up for this class so I am excited to learn more!  I used the Hox Zodiac link to look into the foods that correlate with the horse sign and I was amazed to see how much correlation there tur

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