week7 - Study Questions Anth 353\/Sustn 353 Week 7 Pollan pp 32-56 1 Compare and contrast George Naylors grandfathers farm with his current one(p34,38

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Study Questions Anth 353/Sustn 353 Week 7 Pollan pp. 32-56 1. Compare and contrast George Naylor’s grandfather’s farm with his current one. (p34,38) – His farm fed his family and was nt as productive. The current one is feeding dozens of people with commodities that the farm now produces and does not feed his family 2.What key factor allows hybrid corn to produce such high yields? (p37) – Theyare able to be produced in such high densities, with thicker stalks and strongerroot systems through gmo’s 3.What’s the relationship between munitions and industrial farming? (p41) – Munitions plant in muscle schoals switched over to producing chemical fertilizer, bc the gov had a surplus of ammonium nitrate and began giving it tofarmers 4.Why does Pollan call hybrid corn greedy? (p41) – it consumes more fertilizer than any other plant; it depleted the soil of fertility 5.Why was Fritz Haber’s invention a triumph and a tragedy? (p43) – He discovered synthetic nitrogen, which enabled the mass production of food which fed billions of people but it resulted in chemical weapons that the Nazisused in their concentration camps 6. How can US farms be run on industrial principles that don’t conform to biological constraints? (p45) – fertilizer was now used and provided the quality which plants needed to grow healthy all the time, thus enabling an
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