Flashcards - The Changing Nature of Agriculture

Flashcards - The Changing Nature of Agriculture
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GMOs
A genetically modified organism is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques
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industrialized agriculture
Intensive farming or intensive agriculture also known as industrial agriculture is characterized by a low fallow ratio and higher use of inputs such as capital and labour per unit land area
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agriculture
Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants and fungi for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life
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agriculture
Agriculture is the cultivation of animals, plants and fungi for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinal plants and other products used to sustain and enhance human life
industrialized agriculture
Intensive farming or intensive agriculture also known as industrial agriculture is characterized by a low fallow ratio and higher use of inputs such as capital and labour per unit land area
GMOs
A genetically modified organism is any organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques
monocultures
Monoculture is the agricultural practice of producing or growing a single crop, plant, or livestock species, variety, or breed in a field or farming system at a time
traditional subsistence agriculture
Subsistence agriculture is self-sufficiency farming in which the farmers focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their families
Fertile Crescent
The Fertile Crescent is a crescent-shaped region containing the comparatively moist and fertile land of otherwise arid and semi-arid Western Asia, the Nile Valley and Nile Delta
agribusinesses
Agribusiness is the business of agricultural production

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