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Food and Land Think Tank Jasmin Peters April 29, 2010
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This country was built on hard work and manual labor. In order to get food people had to go out and grow their own. Agriculture was the most important economic activity in America for years. The production of the automobile affected the choices people made in regards to food and employment. Less people were working on farms thus they were eating less fresh foods. The automobile has negatively affected the land because where farm land once was, a chain of fast food restaurants now exist. This new form of food consumption has changed Americans lives and health dramatically. Instead of eating healthy meals, people decide to drive their cars to a fast food restaurant conveniently places less than 5 miles from their home. Many people don’t realize the negative effects the automobile has outside of the energy crisis. The automobile has negatively affected the consumption of food and the uses of land.
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The first automobile produced in quantity was the 1901 Curved Dash Oldsmobile, which was built in the United States by Ransom E. Olds. Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered car in 1896. He is credited with modern automobile mass production, and the start of the assembly line. The development of the automobile introduced rapid changes in employment patterns, social interactions, and the distribution of goods. While the introduction of the mass-produced automobile represented a drastic change in mobility and convenience, today’s consequences of heavy automotive use contribute to the dramatic decrease in agriculture, health problems, and poor eating habits. As automobiles
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2011 for the course COMMUNITY 0807 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Temple.

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