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EDES 406 Week 8: Food
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CAFO stands for ___________________ ___________________ ____________________ ___________________, not a pastoral field with grazing stock animals.
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation
The action or process of removing carbon (often in the form of CO2) from the air and holding it in sinks (often oceans, vegetation or soil) is known as: ____________________ ____________________. (2 words).
The agricultural economic sector is a significant source of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. (T/F).
(around 1/4 of all emissions)
Nitrous Oxide (N2O), Methane (CH4), and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) are all global warming "greenhouse" gases. Of the three, which is most potent per molecule? Of these three gases, the least potent per molecule is still the biggest concern. Give two reasons why.
nitrous oxide is the most potent gas per molecule, CO2 is the least
According to Stepanek's research, the top three sources of methane (CH4) in the atmosphere are?
1. Natural gas systems- drilling, conveying, storing, and fracking
2. Enteric fermentation - animal ag
According to Stepanek's research, nitrous oxide is the most potent global warming "greenhouse" gas per molecule and its number one sources are the prevailing agricultural methods of ________________ management.
ag soil management
According to Stepanek's research, significant amounts of CO2 can be sequestered in soil and he listed 7 agricultural practices to "increase soil carbon." What are they?
-reduce synthetic chemical applications
-agroforestry (↑ biodiversity)
Since this course is about understanding the complexities of the world from different perspectives, what is the overall conceptual leap that Pollan asks us to consider as the premise for his book & film, "The Botany of Desire"? Why does he want us to consider this?
Diversity is a strength, encourages resiliency
Three different methods of growing potatoes were shown in the film. What are they?
Which of William McDonough's three basic principles of eco-effectiveness is the segment on Potatoes principally concerned with? Explain.
What is "monoculture"? Why might we be concerned about it?
Monoculture is the agriculture practice of producing or growing a single crop or plant species over a wide area and for a large number of consecutive years. This practice puts human populations that depend on those crops at risk because one crop or plant species can be completely wiped out by a pest, bacteria, or virus. Also destroys biodiversity leading to habitat loss
What happened in Ireland from 1845 until about 1852 that caused so many Irish to die or emigrate to America?
What was the new kind of potato developed by Monsanto and why was there debate about it?
The new leaf potato, which produced a toxin that killed pests. Debated because of GMO
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