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Food from the Land


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


lack of food in a place; time of starving


not very hot, and not very cold

Thomas Malthus

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


a unit of the energy supplied by food


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


a nourishing substance


a plant which bears pods containing a number of seeds


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


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


used in making flour and oil and as a food


to hunt or search for food


United Nations


Food and Agricultural Organization


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


improperly nourished

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