Biology 6 Chapter 10

Biology 6 Chapter 10 - Chapter 10 o Golden Rice genetically...

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Chapter 10 o Golden Rice – genetically engineered strain of rice; prevent poverty in an environmentally sustainable manner? o Food insecurity: living with chronic hunger and malnutrition that threatens ability to lead healthy and productive lives o Food security: every person in a given area has daily access to enough nutritious food o Chronic undernutrition (hunger): not enough food to meet basic energy needs o Malnutrition: diet deficiency of protein and other key nutrients o Average annual cost $5-10 per child to prevent nutrition related childhood deaths o Overnutrition: food energy intake exceeds energy use and causes excess body fat o The 40-100 billion Americans spend to LOSE weight is 2 to 4 TIMES the $24 billion needed to eliminate undernutrition and malnutrition o Traditional subsistence agriculture: use human labor and draft animals to produce only enough crops or livestock for a farm family’s survival o Traditional intensive agriculture: farmers increase inputs of human and draft-animal labor,
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2010 for the course BIOL 6 taught by Professor Petersen during the Fall '08 term at Mt. SAC.

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Biology 6 Chapter 10 - Chapter 10 o Golden Rice genetically...

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