L15_15_Biodiversity

Note that for every 1 calorie of meat produced

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Unformatted text preview: o famine, 1845 – 1852 Potato was introduced from the new world. Ireland was tradi;onally a pastoral culture with a large calorie base from milk, cheese, meats Relevance to human food produc;on Irish potato famine, 1845 – 1852 Potato was introduced from the new world. Ireland was tradi;onally a pastoral culture with a large calorie base from milk, cheese, meats Disenfranchisement of the poor (including beef produc;on going to the wealthy Bri;sh) along with popula;on expansion led to increased reliance on potatoes (which were easy to grow on marginal land) Relevance to human food produc;on Irish potato famine, 1845 – 1852 Potato was introduced from the new world. Ireland was tradi;onally a pastoral culture with a large calorie base from milk, cheese, meats Disenfranchisement of the poor (including beef produc;on going to the wealthy Bri;sh) along with popula;on expansion led to increased reliance on potatoes (which were easy to grow on marginal land) By mid 1800’s, potatoes had become a main staple, and was even important as an animal food Relevance to human food produc;on Irish potato...
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