Agriculture - BIO 109 Plants in the World Instructor...

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BIO 109 Plants in the World – Instructor Hollister Lectures 28 Agriculture Study Questions 1. How fast has the world population been growing in recent years? a. Very fast 2. Is it possible for the world population to continue to grow at the rate that it has been in the near future? a. No, not enough resources 3. How has land clearing for agricultural purposes increased with population? Is this trend able to continue? Why or why not? a. The land has been cleared to make room for houses, and urbanization. This trend is not able to continue. Eventually there will not be enough land to clear. 4. What do many scientists believe is the carrying capacity of the earth? What is this number based on? 5. What might happen when the world reaches this carrying capacity? How soon is this likely to occur? 6. What is the Green Revolution? When did it take place, where and why?\ a. Term used to describe transformation of agriculture. i. Allowed food production to meet and exceed population growth 1. 1940s – 60s. 2.
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