Week 3 Questions - Chapter 7 1. What is Brazils Cerrado,...

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Chapter 7 1. What is Brazil’s Cerrado, and how is agriculture affecting it? Brazil's cerrado is and expansion of the fastest growing agricultural area in the world. It is a huge grassland and tropical forest stretching from Bolivia and Paraquay across the center of Brazil almost to the Atlantic Ocean. Its the richest Savanna in the world with at least 130K different plant and animal species. It is being threatened by agriculture expansion. Brazilian farmers have found ways to apply chemicals to the soil to make it thrive. 2. Explain how soybeans grown in Brazil are improving diets in China. The soybeans are being sent over to China as the Chinese are consuming more soy both directly and as tofu and other soy products and indirectly as animal feed. 5. Describe the conditions that constitute a famine. Why does Amartya Sen say that famines are caused more by politics and economics than by natural disasters. Famines are characterized by large scale food shortages, massive starvation, social disruption,
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course MGT 380 380 taught by Professor Lent during the Spring '10 term at Ashford University.

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Week 3 Questions - Chapter 7 1. What is Brazils Cerrado,...

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