Today we will look at feeding a world of 7+ billion people, who are (as a result of moving out of poverty and into middle class) are consuming more beef and fish. We will look at how we are currently meeting these increasing demands and the implications this has on agricultural practices.
Helpful Links for Today's Class:
- Food for Thought - Feeding the Global Family (reading, 2008)
- Unit 5 - Agriculture (Rubenstein) Lecture Slides
- Factory Farming Map (Interactive)
The Slick & Sick Fight between Agribusiness & Sustainable Farming over the Future of Farming & Our Food:
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HW: Read Fouberg CH. 11; pay attention to vocab!
- You can skip most of the first section on the origins of agriculture--its pretty much the same as Rubenstein.
- Pay attention to any vocabulary terms not covered in Rubenstein (such as metes-and-bounds and long-lots).
- Be sure to pay attention to the section on the imprint that agriculture makes on the cultural landscape. You will need to know this for the formative MCQ and for summatives (and the AP Exam).
- Also study world climate maps. Be familiar with how this impacts types of agriculture and crops cultivated.
- Read about cash crops, drug crops, luxury crops.
- Read about food deserts. Know what they are and how this affects people in poverty within cities.