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Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | June 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought? Students Weigh In

California is in the middle of one of the biggest droughts in the state’s written history. Read what students had to say about whether or not California’s agricultural industry should have more water restrictions due to the drought.

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Would You Eat Insects?

Do Now | May 12, 2015 | 114 Comments

Would You Eat Insects?

The California drought is bringing increased attention to resource use in agriculture–not only within the state, but around the world. With a growing global population, use of land and water resources will have to change to meet future demand for animal protein. Would you eat insects as part of a sustainable, earth-friendly diet?

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Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought?

Do Now | April 29, 2015 | 100 Comments

Does California’s Agriculture Industry Need More Water Restrictions Due to the Drought?

For the past four years, California has been experiencing an historic drought. Governor Jerry Brown recently mandated a 25 percent reduction in urban water use across the state. While this legislation seems to some to be a long overdue move in addressing the growing water crisis, others criticize it for a lack of attention towards California’s large agricultural industry. What do you think?

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Why California’s Drought is America’s Problem

News & Civics | November 19, 2014

Why California’s Drought is America’s Problem

Despite a few recent downpours, California remains stuck in one of the most severe statewide droughts on record. But it’s far from just California’s problem. The state produces a huge percentage of the nation’s agriculture.

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Should Citrus Trees be Genetically Engineered to Save Florida’s Oranges?

Do Now | January 22, 2014 | 47 Comments

Should Citrus Trees be Genetically Engineered to Save Florida’s Oranges?

Florida is a state that prides itself on its oranges, producing more than 80% of our country’s orange juice. However, that status has been under serious threat. Do you think genetic modification of citrus trees is a good step towards a solution?

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