Erica T Cline
Explores the sustainability of technological advances in global food production. Topics include the origins of agriculture, soil ecology and conservation, industrial vs. organic agriculture, integrated pest management, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and biofuels.
This course will have a new emphasis this time; I will add topics on the importance of soil conservation in agriculture, energy costs of industrial fertilizers, the biofuel movement, and local issues of forest sustainability.
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