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What is the principle of allocation?
: foraging, avoiding predators, building a shelter
: metabolism functions
: producing sex cells, looking for mates, mating
What are two theories that explain we we have agriculture?
1. Principle of Allocation
2. Optimum Foraging
What is optimum foraging?
relying on staple domestics (max E(h+s))
net energy intake per unit
What are the consequences of a globalized food market?
1. unfair competition and deregulation of local business
2. even lower wages
3. land privatization (land reform)
4. land degradation (slash-burn of capitalism)
How many hungry people in the world?
925 million people
What are some facts about obesity I should know?
1. one-third of Americans are obese
2. US spends 60 billion a year in weight lose
Is natural disaster the cause for hunger?
Maybe, but human-induced disasters account for more
what did greece eat before the industrial revolution?
force fed geese
what did india eat and why?
near vegetarianism because of religious, economical, and political reasons.
What factors determine what we eat?
1. Geographical location
4. Historical or Political
What is the history of timeline for food?
2 million years meat (gatherers)
500,000 years ago fire
50,000 years ago (hunting and gathering)
12,000 years ago agriculture
150 years ago (green revolution)
What are the ratios to consider?
3. Meal food
: snack food
What are two factors in considering food under globalization?
: The disappearance of food culture
2. commercialization of the brand name
what science developed during literate history?