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Unformatted text preview: Sara Vidovic 9/26/11 UC Botanical Gardens Decal Reflection 1 Though urban agricultures most important asset is as a source of food security and nutrition, it also influences culture. After all, agriculture markets itself based on consumer demand. Hence, if consumers like and demand something in particular, farmers given the adequate means of production will do their best to meet those demands. In addition, different cultures around the world are defined not only by ethnicity or geographical location, but also by characteristic types of food, most of which are native to a certain country due to characteristic location, amount of arable land, types of nutrients in the soil characteristic to a region, type of terrain, amount of sunlight and rain, humidity and several other ecological traits. By distributing particular foods in a region, native peoples begin to give meaning to certain kinds of food, which directly shapes specific ways of life and culture. In addition, people from all over the world are directly shapes specific ways of life and culture....
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 100 taught by Professor Posh during the Summer '11 term at San Mateo Colleges.
- Summer '11