Annotated Bibliography-Sarah Hoit

I found this research to be particularly interesting: Researching my argument was interesting when I found/learned information I did not know. There was lots of repetitive information which made the sources kind of hard to read.
This part of my annotated bibliography was surprisingly difficult: Coming up with a summary of each source was a little difficult, because a lot of the information was the same just formatted/worded differently.
Next time I would do this differently: Next time I will start reading my sources a little earlier, reading article after article becomes extremely boring and dry as if I read them at different times of the day I would be more interested in the assignment.
Sarah — you can also change up the search terms/phrases you use to look at different aspects of the issue you are researching, keeps it more comprehensive and interesting. Hamann.

1 "Organic Food Industry Profile: United States." //MarketLine // (2012): p. 1-32. Web. 12 Feb. 2014.

In this article it provides many statistics about the growth and demand of organic foods. The information given in this source explains in data of the demand/growth organic products have achieved within the last ten years. This source also provides reasons why organic food has become more competitive, and gives statistics of major companies contributing to the Organic production.

I feel that this source will be very useful to me when I begin writing my paper. I found this source through the library search engine. This article will persuade my reader using the logos persuasion technique by showing the logical reason behind the growth in organic food. Although the article has many useful facts and information in it, understanding and decided what is useful or not was a little difficult. I kept going a little off topic, and sometimes didn't know if the info. was related enough to my argument.

2. Nowacek, David, Nowacek Rebecca. "The Organic Foods System: Its Discursive Achievements and Prospects" National Council of Teachers of English (2008): p. 403-420. Web. 10 Feb. 2014.

This article explains in detail about the history and thought process of buying organic foods. The authors talked about how organic food has become in high demand, and where it started compared to where it is now. It constantly refers back to the history of organics, which will help me explain how important organic food has become to our market.

This source gives me a great amount of history of organic food, and will help me extremely. The article was very long, so I did not read through it all, but highlighted the important information that is related to my topic. I do not feel that the article was bias at any means, and delivered the information adequately.

3. Dimitri Carolyn, and Catherine Greene. "Recent Growth Patterns in the U.S. Organic Foods Market." ERS Agriculture Information Bulletin (2000): p.1-21. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

This article explains the extreme growth of organic food production, and has detailed graphs explaining the increasing demand. The authors charts out the statistics of a contributing companies sales.
This article is based more on facts and survey they have done of the organic food production. I feel that this article is useful for a backup statement of my argument. The source will support my argument using the logos persuasion method.

4. Thompson Gary. "Consumer Demand for Organic Foods: What We Know and What We Need to Know." American Journal of Agricultural Economics (2005): 1113-1118. JSTOR. Web. 9 Feb. 2014.

This source describes what an average person thought about organic foods, and how their perception of thoughts of organic food is not accurate. This source will help me state the typical stereotypical thinking of organic food nutrition and explains the organic farming methods. I feel that this article will be a great source to help people understand, as well myself of the facts of organic nutrition and farming.

5. Oberholtzer, Lyndia. "Marketing U.S Organic Foods: Recent Trends From farms to Consumers." Economic Information Bulletin (2009): p. 1-21. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

Organic farming has changed much within the last decade, this article explains the changes of organic farming and the change in demand of organic foods.
This source seems a little less credible than my other sources, but do plan on use some limited useful information it gives me.

6. Dangour Alan, Karen Lock. "Nutrition-Related Health Effects of Organic Foods: A Systematic Review." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2009): p 680-685. Web. 11 Feb. 2014.

This article explains the awareness of pesticides and hormones being used for foods that are a part of our daily diet. This source gives me the most useful information that pertains to my argument.
I feel that this article will be the most useful to me, and is non-biased information of organic nutrition. The article is a couple years old which makes the information a little outdated.

7. Williams, Christine. "Nutritional quality of organic food: shades of grey or shades of green?" Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2002): p. 19-24. Web. 12 Feb. 2014

This article has information about how organic food was not better or more nutritious than non-organic foods. The source counter argues of the topic I am writing about, but will still be useful to show a variety of opinions of organic food nutrition.
This source is less credible than the others I have chosen, and is mostly a opinionated article.

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