Not much in farming qualifies as natural
29 March 2014
Doug Edmeades considers pastures, earthworms, and other aspects of farming, concluding there is little that could be defined as “natural”. He also argues that how “natural” systems are is not a good benchmark for assessing our current and future farming systems.
- Characteristics of technological outcomes: Use this and other examples to identify technological outcomes in a group of technological and non-technological objects and systems (level 1) and discuss the implications of viewing fitness for purpose in its broadest sense on the manufacture of technological outcomes. (level 8)
- Characteristics of technology: Use this and other examples to provide opportunities for students to discuss what is meant by the made, natural, and social world and guide them to identify technological outcomes as making up a significant part of the made world (level 1) and discuss technology as intervention by design and explain the impacts and implications of this. (level 8)
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