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Video: "EAT" by Rick Mereki

Foods from around the world...This is a playful video clip that leads students to have more questions than answers about different places.  The spirit of exploration and experimentation is at the heart of this global traveler's montage of delightful dishes.  Watching this encourages viewers to open their minds to new ideas, cultures and places. 


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Ana Cristina Gil's curator insight, November 6, 2013 4:58 PM

Watching this video made me hungry hahaha. This video is a good example of why we should try different food. Living in the united state has giving me the opportunity to learn about different culture. I feel that  if we try different food we are not only becoming less judgmental but we are also contributing economically. We don’t have to go to Italy to enjoy a great pizza. We can go stay here and spend our money here. At the long run it will help our economy to grow more efficiently. Made In America!!!

Alison Antonelli's curator insight, December 4, 2013 6:48 AM

This is an interesting video because some people are extremely particular with what they eat. I like this video because it makes the viewers of the video wonder what they actually could be missing out on with all of the wonderful food they could be consuming. 

Courtney Burns's curator insight, December 8, 2013 10:55 AM

Even though this video barely had any words it still said a lot. It showed so many different foods from so many different places. It was pretty awesome to see the different foods that different cultures put together. One thing that I thought was funny was when the guy was eating the candy apple with popcorn attatched to it. I've had a candy apple and I've had popcorn, but never together. It would be intersting to know what country that was from. Also another thing that really cuaght my eye in the video was when the guy ate the cricket! What country eats crickets as part of their meal? That is so crazy. Meals really do tell a lot about the culture of a particular place. It is amazing to me that just from a simple dish you can learn so much about a countries culture. The first thing I always do when I go somewhere new is try the food. I have to say I loved Italy!

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How Big a Backyard Would You Need to Live Off the Land?

How Big a Backyard Would You Need to Live Off the Land? | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it

Tags: infographic, food, agriculture, sustainability, urban, urban ecology, locavore, land use, unit 5 agriculture, unit 7 cities.

 

 

Really cool infographic that let's you think about what it would take to produce your own food.


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Crissy Borton's comment, September 11, 2012 5:36 PM
Looking at purchasing a house in the next year or so and this is one thing we have been looking at. Although we don't want to raise our own meat we would like to grow everything else we eat.
Courtney Holbert's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:44 PM

Good visual representation of what it would take to be self sufficient.

Chris Scott's curator insight, July 14, 2013 6:51 AM

If you need a backyard that is about 2 acres to live off the land imagine how big of a backyard you would need if you had a family of 8.

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Colbert Report: Junk Food Feed

Corn prices skyrocket, so livestock owner Joseph Watson starts feeding his cows secondhand candy.

 

 

A funny segment from the Colbert Report. It's interesting to see how a natural disaster can affect our agricultural choices. It's a great look into our food system and human environment interaction.

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Corn varieties engineered to withstand drought offer planters hope

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Many crops will wither no matter what. Still, seed companies are testing a slew of products engineered to weather dry spells. As the harvest approaches, they’re anxious to see the results.

 

 

A nice article directly related to our earlier Colbert Report posts. Drought is a major concern of not just farmers, but anyone who is impacted by what the farmers produce. Is biogenetic engineering of our food the solution?


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Colbert Report: Special Report - A Shucking Disaster - Nightmare at the Mitchell Corn Palace

The drought threatens South Dakota's Corn Palace and its murals made of 12 different colors of corn.

 

A follow up to Colbert's Junk Food Feed Segment. This is a great segment on the American corn belt and the unique Corn Palace of Mitchell, South Dakota.


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1) What's the impact of natural disasters on human activity?

2) How is this an example of human environment interaction?

3) How does this relate to local culture?

4) How does this relate to the theme of place?

5) What's your favorite corn pun mentioned? 

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Mega-Farms to Hit City Rooftops

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Plans for a rooftop farm are the largest in the world.

 

 

NYC has acres of unutilized agricultural real estate. What are the benefits of efforts such as these?

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