Seeds of Change_3 - e.i. We have a higher demand per acre...

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1. Origins of major crops a. genetic diversity is mandatory a.i. Rough terrain a.ii. Harsh climate a.iii. Small, isolated farms 2. Food losses a. Climate b. Infertility c. Poor farming d. Pests d.i. Insects d.i.1. European corn borer d.i.1.a. Destroys 7% or 40 mil. Tons of world’s corn crop every year d.i.1.b. Enough to feed 60 mil. people d.ii. Weeds d.iii. Mites d.iv. Pathogens d.v. Nematodes d.vi. Deer, rabbits, rats e. Transportation f. Spoilage g. Lack of genetic resources 3. Global situation a. World’s pop grows nearly 80 mil. People per year b. Only about 20 percent of world’s pop. Has a generally adequate standard of living c. China is projected to need to import 240 mil. Tons of food annually by 2030 d. 90% of our exported grain goes to cash paying countries – not all humanitarian e. In US 35% of our farmland now under roads, airports, and malls
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Unformatted text preview: e.i. We have a higher demand per acre 4. Famine a. 20% of worlds food production consumed directly by people a.i. Some fed to livestock for meat and dairy b. Famine occurs not simply because of food storage, but b/c people have no means of buying what is available in local markets 5. Green revolution a. Norman Borlaug b. Nobel Prize research lead to less starvation c. Researcher for Rockefeller Foundation c.i. Mexico research on wheat and Corn c.ii. High-yielding varieties c.iii. Wherever theres genetic diversity, theres opportunity to select the best 6. Think like a plant a. Roots cant move a.i. How do you defend yourself?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ENY 1001 taught by Professor Barfield during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.

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