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The sun shines a massive amount of energy onto the Earth’s surface every day. What if humans could take a cue from plants and use sunlight to make their own food? From chloroplasts to carbon dioxide, Reactions creates a hypothetical photosynthetic human and gives a quick crash course on the chemistry of photosynthesis.

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Producer:
Elaine Seward

Writer:
Sam Lemonick
Elaine Seward

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Todd Breslauer
Kyle Nackers
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.


Sources
http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/plant-cells-chloroplasts-and-cell-walls-14053956
http://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/the-origin-of-plastids-14125758
http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/red-color.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-22996054
http://blogs.plos.org/retort/2010/12/20/why-animals-so-rarely-photosynthesize/
http://www.rsc.org/Education/Teachers/Resources/cfb/Photosynthesis.htm
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20827901.100-light-diet-animals-that-eat-sunshine.html?full=true
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CMyVVWhaB8hqCa8lUJvOCNY6hLfHg7Kzvz9T2aCRkpI/edit?usp=sharing
http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/333/1267/225

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