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Food from the Land

Food from the Land
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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