Reading Response: “The Future of Food Production” and “What’s Eating America”

  1. In what ways do these authors create an ethos of reliability in their reporting?
  2. What genre features of reports do you see at work in these essays? How do the writers use them to their advantage? Are any genre features under-utilized?
  3. Though we’re looking at these essays by Forman and Pollan as reports, there are also arguments implicit in them. What do Forman and Pollan want you to do or think differently after you read their work? How does their mixture of reporting and argument compare with what you’re tasked with doing in your Mapping the Problem Essay?

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