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What is the principle of allocation?
- survival: foraging, avoiding predators, building a shelter
- growth: metabolism functions
- fecundity: 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
- 2. Biological
- 3. Religious
- 4. Historical or Political
- 5. Economic
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?
- 1. animal : vegetable
- 2. unprocessed : processed
- 3. Meal food : snack food
What are two factors in considering food under globalization?
- 1. Homogenization: The disappearance of food culture
- 2. commercialization of the brand name
what science developed during literate history?
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