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The Changing Nature of Agriculture - Chapter Summary
Use these lessons to bolster your knowledge of the changing nature of agriculture. Explore the definition and history of biotechnology, and take a look at the large-scale agribusiness transformation of agriculture.
Topics covered in these lessons also include:
- Types of agriculture
- Subsistence agriculture versus industrialized agriculture
- Diffusion of agriculture and agricultural hearths
- Genetically modified food
Lessons are short, focused text and videos that each take on a specific aspect of the subject matter. An interactive quiz is available for you to take afterwards to see if you understood the material covered. You can log into your studies from most mobile devices, so it's easy to make progress whenever you have a few minutes time. If you are having trouble with any of the lesson concepts, you can also submit a question to the instructor.
1. 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.
2. Agricultural Hearths & Diffusion of Agriculture
Agriculture completely changed human history, but where did it come from and how did it spread? In this lesson, we'll examine these ideas and see how they've continued to this day.
3. The Transformation of Agriculture Into Large-Scale Agribusiness
Most of the food produced in America 100 years ago was produced on family farms. The transformation from family farms to agribusiness occurred between the 1930's and 2000. We will trace the process and the reasons why it happened.
4. What is Biotechnology? - Definition, History & Examples
Biotechnology is a broad category and includes some surprising concepts. Learn what practices and disciplines fall under this exciting and expanding classification.
5. What is Genetically Modified Food?
In this lesson, we will explore a recent advancement in agriculture known as genetic engineering. We'll look at how it's used to create genetically modified foods and also examine the advantages and disadvantages of these types of foods.
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