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38. Farming and Fertilizer

This brilliant article (written by my uncle!) paints a sharp picture of the modern food dilemma: producing enough food for 7 billion (and rising) people while preserving the planet.  It is long, but very good.

Questions to consider:

  • What is the argument for fertilizer?
  • What is the argument against fertilizer?
  • Is there an effective compromise?

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http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/05/fertilized-world/charles-text


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37. To do during class Monday, 12/9/13

I am gone today.  Here are a host of interesting links for you to read/view.  Explore what is interesting to you and write 2-3 paragraphs of your thoughts for tomorrow…

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Nelson Mandela Photo Gallery: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/12/nelson-mandela-1918-2013/100641/

Poverty and Decision Making: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/11/your-brain-on-poverty-why-poor-people-seem-to-make-bad-decisions/281780/

Millennial Spending: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/12/yes-millennials-are-cheap-and-this-graph-of-the-teenage-budget-explains-why/282123/

College Costs: http://www.theatlantic.com/video/archive/2013/12/why-are-colleges-getting-so-expensive/282027/