1. After reading the “Boss Hog” article from Rolling Stones, describe some of the impacts of Confined Animal Feeding Operations and other industrial scale agricultural practices on animals, farm workers, and water and air quality. What can be done to reduce these kinds of impacts?
2. Modern agricultural practices are heavily dependent on oil (gas, diesel) for planting, harvesting, fertilizing, processing and transporting food. What will be the alternatives for these practices or these fuels as we move into an era where oil is increasingly scarce?