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Seeds of Change_2 - a Began 6000-8000BC in Fertile Crescent...

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1. Potato a. Unknown in Europe before Renaissance b. Originated in high Andes, 8000 ft. above the maize c. Staple food of the Incas d. Food for the European treasure galleons returning from Latin America e. Said to cause scrofula; said to be an aphrodisiac; said to be poisonous f. Irish blight 2. Zones a. An extremely rugged terrain a.i. A lot of habitats different genotypes b. Harsh climate b.i. Maximizes genetic diversity in surviving climates c. Lots of small farms c.i. Each farmer 3. Hard Times Hard Tomatoes book a. New tomatoes had to withstand 13 mph impact 4. Cocao Global food producers and bugs 1. World hunger = 800 mil. People a. 1/6 suffer from hunger and fear of starvation b. 45% of all meat and fish is eaten by 20% of the world pop. In richer areas 2. Origins of Agriculture
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Unformatted text preview: a. Began 6000-8000BC in Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia b. 1 st crops were edible seeds b.i. Wheat, barley, peas, lentils, chickpeas, flax 3. Neolithic revolution a. Coined by G. V. Childe in 1941 b. Food gatherers food producers c. Surplus growth of civilizations 4. Food production allowed a. Sedentary life b. Community development c. Specialization d. Monetary systems e. Trade systems f. Anxiety over climate/weather g. Exploitative and controlling 5. Not many crops? a. About 20,000 flowering plant species exist in the world, but only about ten provide the bulk of human food b. About 2000 species have been used as food, but only 200 have been domesticated c. 10 provide the bulk of human food...
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