Ch 12: Food and Agricultural Resources: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Food and Agricultural Resources chapter of this Environmental Science Help and Review course is the simplest way to understand food and agricultural resources. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of food and agricultural resources.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college environmental science material will benefit from taking this course. You will be able to grasp the subject matter faster, retain critical knowledge longer and earn better grades. You're in the right place if you:

  • Have fallen behind in understanding malnutrition or what goes into producing food and agricultural resources.
  • Need an efficient way to learn about food and agricultural resources.
  • Learn best with engaging auditory and visual tools.
  • Struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD.
  • Experience difficulty understanding your teachers.
  • Missed class time and need to catch up.
  • Can't access extra science learning resources at school.

How it works:

  • Start at the beginning, or identify the topics that you need help with.
  • Watch and learn from fun videos, reviewing as needed.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Submit questions to one of our instructors for personalized support if you need extra help.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Food and Agricultural Resources chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Food and Agricultural Resources chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any relevant question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

In this chapter, you'll learn the answers to questions including:

  • What are the causes of undernutrition and overnutrition?
  • How do industrialized and subsistence agriculture differ?
  • How does industrialized agriculture cause habitat fragmentation and land degredation?
  • What are some important considerations associated with land conversation?
  • What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using pesticides?

18 Lessons in Chapter 12: Food and Agricultural Resources: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Malnutrition: Causes of Over-nutrition and Under-nutrition & Most Affected Regions

1. Malnutrition: Causes of Over-nutrition and Under-nutrition & Most Affected Regions

Have you ever thought about your diet and whether or not you are getting the appropriate nutrients you need to remain healthy? In this lesson, we will describe the concept of malnutrition and explore the ways that people's diets can be unbalanced. We will also discuss regions of the world where malnutrition is prevalent and why.

What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts

2. What Is Food Insecurity? - Definition, Impact & Prevention Efforts

Although every human on Earth has to eat to survive, the amount of food consumed varies a great deal by region. In this lesson, we will explore the concept of food insecurity and the issues that are causing it. We will also discuss prevention methods in place to try to combat food insecurity.

Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture

3. Types of Agriculture: Industrialized and Subsistence Agriculture

In recent history, agriculture has been the main source of the food we consume on a daily basis. In this lesson, we will explore the difference between industrialized and subsistence agriculture. We will also investigate the different kinds of subsistence agriculture that are practiced.

Problems in Agriculture: Loss of Land and Decreased Varieties

4. Problems in Agriculture: Loss of Land and Decreased Varieties

Although we all currently rely on industrial agriculture to produce the majority of the food we eat, this type of agriculture is facing problems that may threaten its future. In this lesson, we will explore these problems and how they influence the future of food production.

Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture

5. Land Degradation and Habitat Fragmentation: The Environmental Impacts of Industrialized Agriculture

Although we all need food to survive, the methods we use to produce that food can be problematic. In this lesson, we will explore how industrialized agriculture negatively impacts the environment and, as a result, makes the land less productive in producing crops and livestock.

What Is the Green Revolution? - Definition, Benefits, and Issues

6. What Is the Green Revolution? - Definition, Benefits, and Issues

Over the years many significant agricultural changes have occurred in order to supply enough food for the growing human population. In this lesson, we will explore the Green Revolution and investigate the benefits and issues associated with this period.

Land Conservation: Criteria For Evaluation of Land and Most Endangered Lands in the US

7. Land Conservation: Criteria For Evaluation of Land and Most Endangered Lands in the US

Land is a very valuable thing and is used for many different purposes. We will explore why land should be conserved and the criteria for evaluating land. We will also identify some of the most endangered ecosystems in the United States.

What Is Sustainable Agriculture? - Definition, Benefits and Issues

8. What Is Sustainable Agriculture? - Definition, Benefits and Issues

The word 'sustainable' has become very popular these days and is used to describe many different things. In this lesson we will explore how sustainability is associated with agriculture and the benefits and issues of this type of farming.

What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition, Benefits & Issues

9. What is Genetic Engineering? - Definition, Benefits & Issues

When most people think of genetics, they think of their own genes, but genetics is also very important in agriculture. In this lesson, we will explore genetic engineering and how it relates to agriculture. We will also investigate the benefits and issues associated with genetic engineering.

What Are Pesticides? - Definition and Difference Between Narrow-Spectrum & Broad-Spectrum

10. What Are Pesticides? - Definition and Difference Between Narrow-Spectrum & Broad-Spectrum

The crops and livestock we use for food are constantly at risk of harm from pests. This lesson will explore the methods for managing agricultural pests, including both narrow- and broad-spectrum pesticides.

Use of Pesticides: Benefits and Problems Associated with Pesticides

11. Use of Pesticides: Benefits and Problems Associated with Pesticides

Pesticides are used worldwide to manage agricultural pests. They kill and repel unwanted pests, but also cause many human deaths each year. This lesson explores the widespread use of pesticides in agriculture and compares the benefits and problems associated with these helpful but dangerous chemicals.

Alternative Pest Control Methods for Agricultural Use

12. Alternative Pest Control Methods for Agricultural Use

There is a move to reduce the use of pesticides in favor of more environmentally friendly methods of pest control. In this lesson, we'll explore alternative pest control methods, including how they work and the benefits and issues associated with each method.

What is Caffeine? - Structure & Side Effects

13. What is Caffeine? - Structure & Side Effects

Caffeine is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world, but what is it? Found in coffee, tea, soda, some medications, and energy drinks, the positive and negative side effects of caffeine use are important to understand. This lesson describes the chemical composition and side effects of caffeine.

What is IgD? - Definition & Function

14. What is IgD? - Definition & Function

This lesson will provide a quick review of antibodies. Then you will discover what IgD means, what it is, and where it comes from. You will also learn what is known about its role in the body.

Genetic Engineering in Animals

15. Genetic Engineering in Animals

In this lesson, we will explore genetic engineering and genetically modified organisms. We will learn what types of animals are genetically engineered and why it is done.

Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes?

16. Why Does Swiss Cheese Have Holes?

In this lesson we will learn a little bit about the process of cheesemaking. We will discuss the three types of bacteria common to Swiss cheese, and how bacteria contribute to the holes in Swiss cheese.

Marmalade: Etymology, History & Facts

17. Marmalade: Etymology, History & Facts

How much do you know about marmalade? This lesson explores the naming of marmalade, its history, and facts about this jelly-like food. You'll leave an expert, and may even want some marmalade for your toast.

Bromatology: Definition & Facts

18. Bromatology: Definition & Facts

After reading this lesson, you'll learn what a bromatologist is, and what one does. You'll also see just how important such a position is when it comes to the health of food businesses and consumers alike.

Chapter Practice Exam
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