Why Organic Farming Is Capable Of Sustaining The Global Population

891 Words Feb 25th, 2016 4 Pages
Introduction Components
1. Discuss the “problem statement,” (what is the issue we are addressing?)
- The “problem statement” to these three articles is to see if organic farming is capable of sustaining the global population by weighing the pros and cons of organic vs conventional farming.
2. Who are the authors and what are their qualifications?
- First author, DiGregori has neither expertise or credential; he is a phD in Economics and does not have any experience dealing with agronomy nor did he cite anyone. Second author, Vasilikiotis, is well-qualified for writing about this article subject. Vasilikiotis has a phD in agricultural and biological sciences, meaning that he has done research in this field and is knowledgeable. He also has cited many other researches done by scientists and elaborated on the results. The third author, Stockdale, has a phD in physics so he doesn’t have any expertise in the field. However, he has a couple of citations from other scientists and researchers that seems credible.
3. Clearly define pseudoscience. Explain why we need to be cautious of pseudoscience with this issue.
- Pseudoscience is science that cannot be tested or proven. It usually derives from faulty non-empirical logic and is hard to spot due to fake citations and similarity to real science. We should be caution of pseudoscience because it is ubiquitous in the scientific world and can be detrimental when used to support a scientific claim.
4. Discuss appropriate standards to…
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