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HNF 150 Spring 2008 Professor Alaimo Week 13 Week #13 Reading: Chapter 12 (pp.462 – 475); Article by Joan Gussow Week #13 Problem set due: CANCELLED for this week to give you more time for Diet Assessment #2 Exam 2 Study Topics What are the principles of sustainable agriculture, definitions of sustainable food systems, key principles of sustainable agriculture discussed in the movie King Corn, definitions of 100% organic, made with organic ingredients and natural, why it is important to purchase locally-grown and produced food, who started the MSU Student Organic Farm, definition of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) What is organic? Food product has been grown, handled and produced without the use of
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Unformatted text preview: synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics, genetically modified ingredients or has not been irradiated. Organic animal products: Animal feed must be 100% organic and not contain antibiotics and hormones; Animals must be provided with low-stress habitats that reduce impact of manure What is the organic philosophy? o Feeding the soil, not the plant o Economically, environmentally and socially sustainable o Integrated production systems o Local production and marketing o Without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides...
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