Discuss how the cause algae bloom and how it is related to industrial agriculture practices.
Experts say 60% to 70% of processed foods on U.S. grocery shelves have genetically modified ingredients. The most common genetically modified foods are soybeans, maize, cotton, and grapeseed oil. That means many foods made in the U.S. containing field corn or high-fructose corn syrup, such as many breakfast cereals, snack foods, and the last soda you drank; foods made with soybeans (including some baby foods); and foods made with cottonseed and canola oils could likely have genetically modified ingredients. These ingredients appear frequently in animal feed as well.
Yet, the genetically modified foods are banned in EU and more than a dozen countries around the world have latched on to the technology, including Argentina, Canada, China, Australia, India, and Mexico.
Discuss the pros and cons of the consumption of genetically modifies food.
One issue related to the industrial agriculture is the use of chemicals to control pest. In “Silent Spring”, Carson has discussed extensively the chemicals and their toxicity. Summarized what you have learned on the subject from reading the book, “Silent Spring”.
Elaborate on the process and impacts of green revolution (page 90).
Describe the farmer’s market in your community. Describe your opinion about the farmer market.
Elaborate on the relationship between politics and famine, using the historical Bangladesh 1974 famine as an example.