The environment is important to everyone, but especially farmers. Farming depends on healthy soil, predictable climate and planning. These pieces highlight ways that data is informing farmer decisions, engineering is helping farmers solve problems, and science is affecting crop yield and best management practices.
How are fish benefitting from soy feed? The global demand for protein is rising due to increasing urbanization, rising incomes and the growth of the middle class. Seafood consumption is increasing, as seafood is a comparatively inexpensive source of protein. Learn how a new type of soy-based feed decreases the environmental impact of aquaculture, making it more sustainable.
How can soy protein be used to address global hunger? As the world population continues to grow, world hunger must be addressed. This course helps students to identify rapid population growth areas, global hunger areas and hunger health risks. They will compare national protein consumption using nutritional information and learn how the protein content in soybeans is important in the fight against world hunger.
What factors are used to judge water quality? What human activities might lead to cultural eutrophication and harmful algal blooms? Students will learn about the process and effects of cultural eutrophication and describe ways to reduce risk.