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Lucy commented on A Healthy Dose of Advertisement

I thought this was very interesting Luisa. You point out the number of views between the videos and it's pretty frightening... That is, McDonald's has become synonymous with American culture. It's iconic. McDonald's has had such smart advertisement over the years that it appeals to everyone-- or at least it tries to.Young, old, black, white, Latino. It's in English, Spanish... So, why does it have 50k views? It has used television and media not only to promote it's products but to promote an image of tasty, cheap food free of any ethic or cultural bias. Afterall, hamburgers are "all American." Well, so's the Big Mac and practically anyone can afford it--- and if not, there's always the $1 menu.


Lucy commented on Telemedicine: Bringing the Doctor to You

I also think it may have the potential to be used in research. It's a well known fact that minority populations such as African Americans and Latinos don't participate in clinical trials. The importance of variations in DNA linked to ethnicity when it comes to drug trials and other treatments like bone marrow transplantation cannot be underestimated. Maybe telemedicine has a role in recruitment of hard to reach populations. I'm not sure but it is something to be considered. Thank you for your comments!

Very interesting concept and not that expensive. It certainly would be a great way to get children living in the barrios and other densely populated urban areas to get a chance to grow some healthy vegetables and fruits! You could give them a kit as part of a science or nutrition class and see what they grow.
I'll bet college or graduate students would love this... Make your garden grow... You just need a window and a drop of sunshine! : )