Within the past ten years, gluten- free products have immensely graced the grocery
store shelves, and people everywhere started to adopt the idea of becoming gluten free. The fad
is still going on today and before people are even educated on wh
In the negative video about the Perdue chickens, the farmer explains how the chickens
are not humanely treated. The death rate is the highest during the first and last week of the
chickens life and they do not live a happy or healthy life. In a
When I first peered at the screen of the world population clock, the five words and
phrases that came to mind were; Rapid increase, How do we fit 7.5 billion on the planet?,
Why are there so many births compared to deaths within a day?, How do
For thousands of years, starting as early as the biblical days, birds have been used as
messengers and pets to humans. They are kept in zoos, homes, and various shelters today, and
one of the most popular domesticated birds is the parrot. Peopl
Lecture 7: Changing Views about Animals
September 7, 2017
What is the difference between food and pet animals?
Do animals have rights?
Is animal research justified?
Religious Views on Animal Rights
Judeo-Christian: Man has dominion
September 5, 2017
What is domestication?
A sustained multi-generational relationship in which one group of organisms assumes a
significant degree of influence over the reproduction and care of another group to:
o Accentuate desirable traits
Lecture 5: Agriculture & Culture in the Deep South
August 31, 2017
The Souths 1st Cash Crop
o Quickly became the KEY trade good for the American colonies back to England
o Very hard workeven small farmers often utilized slaves to handle labor loa
Lecture 3: Role of Farming
August 24, 2017
The Birth of Farming Quotes
Farming is absolutely revolutionary.
Farming is the difference in there being only a few million humans being on the planet
and their being billions of humans on the planet.
Lecture 4: Role of Farming Globally
August 29, 2017
Commercial agriculture involves farming for a PROFIT, based on the ability to produce
The farmer is growing crops or rearing animals to sell these commodities for as
Page 1 of 4
Effects of Global Agriculture on World Culture Syllabus
AESC 2050, Fall 2017 (CRN: 17082)
Dr. Brian Kiepper
Office hours by appointment
Room: #309 Poultry Science Bld.
Email: [email protected]
Contact for questions regarding Top Hat,
Lecture 2: Origins of Agriculture and Culture
August 22, 2017
The Battle of Cajamarca (Peru, 1532): less than 200 Spaniards faced an army of 80,000
o In the first day, there were 7,000 Incas dead and no Spaniards dead
Why did the culture of
Lecture 1: Agriculture
August 17, 2017
Agriculture the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the
growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide humans with food, clothing
shelter and other products
September 14, 2017
The air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors surrounding and
affecting a given organism at any time
The complex of physical, chemical, and biotic factors (as climate, soil, and living thin
Agriculture: the science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of
crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, clothing, and other products
Culture: the combination of customs, beliefs, and p
Test 2 review
Foods vs. Pets
Reasoning for dominating over animals
o Higher authority (says so in Genesis)
o Speciesism (1960): its justifiable to give preference to beings simply because we are
Pets vs. Food animal
o Pets: na
Grass-fed beef vs. Grain-fed beef
Paper vs. Reusable bags
Turfgrass vs. Cactus
Ethanol vs. Gasoline
Free-range vs. Industry
Locally Grown vs. Locally Grown
Myths about Sustainability
Nobody knows what sustainabilit
Agriculture Final Exam May 2nd
Rank the following Macro-nutrients from highest to lowest in the average American diet:
o Carbohydrates 1st (50%)
o Fat 2nd (35%)
o Protein 3rd (15%)
We are what we eat: Greenland
o Eastern Greenland - less inhabit
Agriculture Exam Tuesday March 21, 2017
Advertising to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of
communication in order to induce people to buy or use it.
Advertising is the art of arresting the human intelligence just long en
January 23, 2017
Guns, Germs and Steel Conquest of the Americas National Geographic Documentary.
One day in November (1532) the New World and the Old world collided.
168 Spaniards attacked the imperial army of the Incas in the
Agriculture Lecture: Food Waste and Hunger April 25, 2017
What percentage of food produced in the U.S. is never eaten?
Video: Tossed Out Food Waste in America
o Food in landfills creates Methane Gas, which is 20 - 25 times stronger than carbon
Agriculture Lecture April 4th
Scientific Uncertainty Video
o Dr. Andy Hart
o There is some sort of uncertainty.
Ex: Chemical content in fruit.
o The role of scientist is to provide scientific advice. Scientist need to make
advice clear so content is unde
Agriculture Lecture - April 6, 2017
Influences on U.S. Agriculture
o Are you familiar with the term Farm Bill?
Yes, I have heard of it.
o Mega Food Companies influence U.S. Agriculture.
o Big Box Food Retailers
EX: Walmart can influence entire sectors
Agriculture Lecture- Agriculture and Culture in the Deep South
What was the 1st major cash crop in the Southeast United States during the colonial
The Souths 1st Cash Crop = Tobacco
o Quickly became the KEY trade good for the American co
January 23, 2017
The Science of Overpopulation
Current World Population: 7 BILLION!
For every 2 people who die, 4 people are born.
2.5 people are born every second.
Around the year 1800 - The World reached 1 billion people.
US Farm Bills
o Primary ag and food policy tool of FED govt
o Broad omnibus ( covers a number of diverse and or unrelated topics) bills
o Reauthorized every 4-6 years
o Annual appropriations
History of FED Policy
o Homestead act 1862: encourag
1. 5 words or phrases.
a. Number of births > number of deaths
b. The population growth is ever increasing.
c. The number of deaths increases much slower than the number of births.
d. Sustainable growth?
e. Where the heck are all of these people?