Food from the Land

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Food from the Land

livestock

farm animals; domestic animals raised for their working ability or for their value as a source of food and other products

famine

lack of food in a place; time of starving

temperate

not very hot, and not very cold

Thomas Malthus

English economist: Said that population tends to increase more rapidly than food supplies

calorie

a unit of the energy supplied by food

protein

a substance that is a necessary part of the cells of animals and plants

nutrients

a nourishing substance

legume

a plant which bears pods containing a number of seeds

pulses

the seeds of a group of plants, such as peas, beans, and lentils, used as food

cereal grains

corn, wheat, rice, and other grasses

food reserves

help prevent shortages after poor farming years

fertilizer

manure, or any organic substance, or a chemical that makes soil richer in plant foods when it is spread over or put into soil

per capita

for each person

Green Revolution

term used to describe the transformation of agriculture in many developing nations that led to significant increases in agricultural production between the 1940s and 1960s

feed lot

a type of concentrated animal feeding operation

soybean

used in making flour and oil and as a food

forage

to hunt or search for food

UN

United Nations

FAO

Food and Agricultural Organization

Aquaculture

the raising of plants or animals, such as fish or shellfish, in or at the bottom of the sea, a lake, a river, or other body of water

malnourished

improperly nourished

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