Clinton French

Eugene, OR, United States

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University of Oregeon

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Clinton French
Posted about 2 years ago
Buggin' Out: Urban Bug Farming for the Future
Personally, i couldn't eat bugs. The very thought of it triggers my gag reflex. I am however fine with other people eating bugs. They are a good protein source and could act as a readily available source too. Lastly, why do we have a need for high protein sources that animals or insects? As far as I am concerned, Tofu is a complete protein and can satiate the growing needs of the world for protein sources and furthermore it would allow the reduction in the amount of last used for other protein sources which aren't plants and therefore waste more energy.
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Clinton French
Posted about 2 years ago
Buggin' Out: Urban Bug Farming for the Future
My initial reaction to this is that vegetarians could possible be completely fine with this, because some vegetarians it isn't about living things, so much that is about not eating an animal that they find a likeness to themselves in it. If it has a face, then they won't eat it. Insects don't have faces and therefore they would be more likely to not mind eating insects.
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Clinton French
Posted about 2 years ago
Can urban beehives increase food production?
Implementation is where this would get tricky. wasps and hornets exist in much smaller groups than bees. My only thoughts would be that it would be a problem that would be delegated to citizens through making legislation that requires people to deal with infestations. If the infestations are harder, then it would require the city to take care of it.
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Clinton French
Posted about 2 years ago
Can urban beehives increase food production?
Off the top of my head, I would have to say that it isn't possible. I say this because many people aren't fully informed and don't care to be so. They see bees and think that they are a menace. They don't consider the role that bees provide. So, in order to allow/implement this, there would need to be legislation passed to make it happen. To pass the legislation, this problem needs to be made more apparent, through informing people about the problem and getting enough funding to properly do so. Seeing as how our two party system can't agree on much, i highly doubt that this can be accomplished.
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Clinton French
Posted about 2 years ago
Will the Belo Monte Dam project on the Amazon River cause more harm to the environment or will it be a good source of energy for Brazil?
to answer your first question you bring up about why people haven't heard about this, people become desensitized to issues quite easily. This especially true when they don't see/recognize signs of the issue. Media further panders to what people want to see and when people have become desensitized, they stop/reduce the coverage of said topic. So, it follows that a subject like this would only spread in circles already well invested in the subject
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Clinton French
Posted about 2 years ago
Will the Belo Monte Dam project on the Amazon River cause more harm to the environment or will it be a good source of energy for Brazil?
Dams can be a great source of power, there is no arguing that. I feel that the Brazilian government has clung to the first idea that it has been given. An idea that they have the rivers for and furthermore will be an effective source of energy. They haven't looked any further. many other forms of energy are just as viable and will have much less of an impact on biodiversity. Another aspect that they need to include is all of the carbon that the flooded land would be able to sequester the carbon that will be released. Also, since the occupy movement was such a huge failure, why would they emulate that instead of other more successful movements? It brought attention to their point, but didn't do anything beyond that.