Agriculture Emma Lenz hr.1

Neolithic Revolution: is the transformation of human societies from hunting and gathering to farming. This transition occurred worldwide between 10,000 BC and 2000 BC, with the earliest known developments taking place in the Middle East.

  • It made it easier for people to store food and there food source was more reliable

The Industrial Revolution: movement in which machines changed people's way of life as well as their methods of manufacture

  • It happen in the 18th century
  • Farming became much faster, with new machines farmers could harvest the corps fast and more efficient.
Horses pulled different machines which made less work for the farmers

Third Revolution :Mechanization began replacing animal and human labor in the United States during the late nineteenth century, and they added food processing adding economic value to agriculture products

  • They eliminated all human and animal labor and replaces it with machines.
All the farming in modern day is done by machines, not by human or any animals.

A GMO : is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal.

  • changing the way farmers conduct their operation
  • Cons of GMOS: People can have allergic reactions. When mixing the DNAS, there can be some protein added to them that wasn't there in the first place.
  • Pros of GMOS: More Nutritious Foods,GMO foods have been engineered to be more nutritious in terms of mineral or vitamin content

Subsistence Farming: Farming crops are grown mainly for the farmer's family needs

Commercial Farming: crops are grown and animals are reared for sale in the market, that is, for commercial purposes

Sustainable Farming:s the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products

Fun Facts:

  • The average dairy cow produces seven gallons of milk a day, 2,100 pounds of milk a month, and 46,000 glasses of milk a year.
  • Fruit farming began sometime between 6000 and 3000 B.C. Figs were one of the first cultivated fruit crops.
  • More than 6,000 different kinds of apples are grown around the world
  • The United States exported $136 billion in farm goods in 2011


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