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First Year Seminar class by Debby Johnson

Are Plants the Answer?


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Professor: Dr. Debby Johnson

Class Description:

This seminar explores whether plants are the anser to many of today's world problems.  Taking a "fact or fiction" approach, students will examine whether plants will replace fossil fuels or if using plants for fuel will simply increase food prices, whether genetic engineering wil provide food for an exploding population or cause irreparable damae to people and teh environment, and whether chemical fertilizers and pesticides can be replaced by organic production.  They will examine whether organic meanse safe, if biodegradable plant products can improve the envoronment, if small traditional plant-producing farms can survive in today's economy, and whether plants can be used to improve health and well-being. 

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