Monday, December 1, 2014

Exploration 8 - Hunter Burnett

Exploration 8
1.) The most important ideas and evidence given in the video, to me, were the scientific FACTS  that show how lacking our soil and crops are becoming in nutrients. I believe that the strengths of the video are that they use statistical facts in the video and also use very good sources. The only part that they could have improved would have been to bring in an opposing viewpoint into the video just to show their viewpoint and to not be so one sided. I really like the quote "Americans fear only one thing, inconvenience" because it is 100% true. In today's society, Americans want what they want and they want it now.
2.)I researched Will Allen and Growing Power Inc. The reason I chose to research these two topics was because I was very fascinated with hydroponics and just overall how they had the farm in the middle of Milwaukee. I found out Will's past and how he was a farmer that ended up playing college and professional basketball. He ended his career in Belgium where he decided that he wanted to do more with his life. His wife's family owned the last agricultural deemed plot in Milwaukee and he decided that he wanted to take that over and create fresh produce for the surrounding area. From there, his teaching and instructing of the organic foods industry has boomed. He was most recently noted as partnering with Michelle Obama to start the "Lets Move" initiative in the U.S.

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