research, please cite your sources in your responses and provide a references
cited section. The purpose of the essay exam is for you to display your knowledge
about each of these topics through discussion and examples. Each question is worth
1. What is soil salinization? Please give an explanation of what it is and then
discuss attempts at solving soil salinization. Where is soil salinization
impacting agriculture in the United States? Please give one example of how
soil salinization has impacted another historical population.
2. What is desertification? Please give examples of where desertification has
impacted human populations (you can reference the film “Dirt!” which we
viewed in class). What are some of the solutions to the spread of
desertification given in class?
3. In class we watched the film “Dirt! The Movie”. What was your personal
response to the film? What did you take away from the film? How is the
mistreatment of soils impacting people around the globe?
4. What is Agroecology? What are the issues with industrial agriculture that
agroecology attempts to solveyou think that agroecology is a viable method
of farming for the future of food production in our world?