Flashcards in Food from the Land & Business of Farming Deck (33):
What was a problem in Ethiopia in 1984?
Who helped out with famine in Ethiopia 1984 & how?
Bob Geldof, Live Aid concerts, Do They Know it's Christmas Time
Name the extreme form of hunger in which the body consumes its own tissue.
What do you call damage by an unbalanced diet?
Term for the increased use of technology in farming, mining, or factory work.
Name the 1900 device that separated grain from stalks and husks.
What are patterns in weather called?
Name the outcome of the Green Revolution.
Term for the "elevation of land".
Farming to feed your family is called..
Farming to sell your crops or animals to the open market is called..
Farming with lots of land, labour and capital on a smaller plot of land is known as..
Farming on large vast amounts of land with little capital costs or labour or specialized equipment is called..
Another name for transgenic organisms
The GMO called "Golden Rice" was altered to be higher in what two things?
Vitamin A and Iron
In the 1950's, Canadians spent 25% of their income on food. Today we spend...
The Ogallalla Aquifer is currently being used up .......... times more quickly than it can replenish itself naturally.
Keeping the best of our animals and crops for reproduction is known as what?
Another term for transgenic organisms is?
What is the term for farms being run like businesses by investors looking for returns on their investments?
The 1880's saw about 80% of Canadian's farming, what percent are farmers today?
Another name for conservation tillage, tilling the soil as little as possible, leaving stubble on the field over winter?
Zero tillage or no till cropping
Ploughing at 90 degree angles to the slope of the land to avoid water erosion is called what?
Harmful chemical compounds from smokestacks which don't break down easily into soil are..
Heavy metals. (Like Mercury)
Name the practice of leaving farmland without a crop for a growing season to help build up the nutrients in the soil.
A chemical compound designed to feed plants and increase plant growth is?
A chemical compound designed to kill off weeds, which compete with crops for sunlight and nutrients is called..
A chemical compound designed to kill off harmful insects, which may impede a plants growth.
Agricultural production that can be maintained without damage to the ground or environment is known as?
How much more land does a "Drylander" need as compared to an irrigating farmer, to earn as similar income?
Name 2 or 3 types of irrigation.
Drip, flood, central pivot
How many products are available in the average North American supermarket?