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Food and Agriculture

Food and Agriculture

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Published by Allen A. Espinosa

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Published by: Allen A. Espinosa on Jan 17, 2012
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Chapter SevenFood and Agriculture
 
Obj
ectives
After finishing this chapter, you should
b
e a
b
le to:
y
describe world food supplies and some causes of chronic hunger in themidst of growing food surpluses;
y
explain some major human nutritional requirements, as well as theconsequences of deficiencies in those nutrients;
y
differentiate between famine and chronic undernutrition and understand therelation between natural disasters and social or economic forces intriggering food shortages;
y
differentiate between the sources and effect of land degradation, includingerosion, nutrient depletion, waterlogging, and salinization;
y
analyze some of the promises and perils of genetic engineering;
y
explain the need for water, energy, and nutrients for sustained cropproduction, as well as some limits on our use of these resources;
y
recognize the potential for low-input, sustainable, regenerative agriculture.
 
Chapter Seven Topics
N
utrition and Food Supplies
M
ajor Food Sources
Soil: Basis for Renewable Agriculture
W
ays
W
e Use and Abuse Soil
O
ther Agricultural Resources
N
ew Crops and Genetic Engineering
Sustainable Agriculture

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