Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
As a child I made the connection between the importance of the soil, water and sunlight to a plant's ability to produce the food we depended on. What remained a black box for me was how the plant was able to make the conversion. As a child, I wanted to know how plants did this magic. It still remains a burning question for me now, even after all of these years.