Lena Hong's Lexicon

-Genetically Modified: Genetically Modified crops or organisms usually contain genetic material that has been artificially altered so as to produce a desired characteristic

-Decompose: Decompose is to decay, become rotten, or break down.

-Flavr Savr: The Flavr Savr tomato was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption.

Lena Hong

Andrew's Lexicon

Kilowatt hour- the standard unit for measuring electricity, it is equivalent to using 1000 watts for an hour. It is like using a medium-sized window AC unit for one hour. It is also the standard unit of charging for electricity.

Ground-source heat pump (GSHP) – A means of controlling the temperature in buildings using the shallow Earth as a heat source in the winter and as a heat sink in the summer; the device is cyclical and behaves thermodynamically in the same way as a refrigerator, but with appropriate control valves to allow for heating or cooling as desired.

Renewable Resources- An energy source that is considered unlimited because it is either self-sustaining, naturally replenishing or the source will always be available.

Andrew Williamson

Janette Wambere's Lexicon

Systemic poverty – This is poverty pertaining or affecting a whole system. In this case a whole country or even continent.

Bureaucratic structures – This is an organization of hierarchical entities that collaborate and work together to reach a common goal usually led by the person or people at the top of the hierarchy.

GDP (Gross Domestic Product) – This is the general measure of a country’s economic output.

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