Lesson 5

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January 27, 2015 at 2:28 pm  •  Posted in s15-econ491 by  •  0 Comments

Tue, Jan 27

Review:

Presentation:

  • Agriculture Industry
    • Global Statistics: http://faostat3.fao.org/home/E
    • Contemporary farmer knowledge requirements
      • weather/climate
      • plant biology/physiology
      • large machinery and technology for planting, harvesting
      • international economics & commodity markets
    • Transition
    • Food Inc. Discussion
      • Corn production: US_Corn
      • Industrial practices seem cruel but butchering meat has always been messy business. Is this really different? Or just larger scale?
      • Genetic modification – GMO foods
      • Seeds as Intellectual Property
  • North America Places to Know
    • Canada
      • Cities
        • Toronto
        • Vancouver
        • Calgary
        • Montreal
        • Ottawa
        • Edmonton
      • Provinces
        • Ontario
        • British Columbia
        • Quebec
        • Alberta
      • Physical Features
        • Great Lakes
        • St. Laurence River
        • Canadian Rockies
    • USA
      • Cities
        • New York City
        • San Francisco
        • Los Angeles
        • Chicago
        • Houston
        • New Orleans
        • Atlanta
        • Seattle
        • Boston
        • Detroit
        • Washington DC
        • San Diego
        • El Paso
      • States – All
      • Physical Features
        • Great Lakes
        • Mississippi River
        • Gulf of Mexico
        • Rocky Mountains
        • Appalachian Mountains
      • Federal Reserve Districts

Assignment:

  • Study geography of North America
  • Read everything you can find about ADM in the Wall Street Journal

 

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