Food and the Environment


industrial revolution

crop developmentation

bitterness and crop size , freshness and oiliness are all factors that farmers would observe and notice to lea to further action

Farmers involved in plant reproduction

plants forming reproduction and the mutant will automatically be preserved

This table showing that the fertile crescent early domestication of local cereals / pulse combinations launched food production in many areas.

The Industrial Landscape

The Industrial Landscape

Natural systems damaged

Economic costs

"towns can not feed themselves" - fernandez

Measuring food partially

Agriculture turning into a sustainable enterprise

Corn population exploding in some places

Corn is responsible for redefining the landscape

50s and 60s

Human and botanical allies

Chrudan is currently ghost town

Hybrid corn

And breading


The discovery of synthetic nitrogen

Harrods story reflected the complications of soil fertility

University of kras url

Corn adapted brilliantly in

london/north carolina has been hosting barbeque festivals

Feed crops has serious climate affect

Microorganisms break down organic matter aerial biotically


In 1965, 8 billion livestock were alive at any given moment

fernandez-armesto challenging evolution.

"foodstuff" migrations through history

political consequences

the people who controlled the routes of transmission shifted food and production and concentrations of labor to whatever best suited them

industrial revolution intruded

had the idea of "economical and substantial soup for the poor"

acknowledged how the food patterns had become a standard pattern because the conditions were so various

Guns, Germs, and Steel Chapter 7 how to make an almond

The almond is a great example of how plants have become domesticated over the centuries

The earliest farmers didn’t understand genetics. But they did know that seeds could be planted to produce new crops

particular almonds must have been harvested and replanted, resulting in a new generation of non-bitter almonds

some plants we never figured out how to domesticate

Miller what a biodynamic farmer

Biodynamic farmers strive to create a diversified, balanced farm ecosystem that generates health and fertility as much as possible from within the farm itself.

Most biodynamic initiatives seek to embody triple bottom line approaches

in BD animals replace the addictive

Today, the biodynamic movement encompasses thousands of regenerative gardens, farms, ranches, orchards, and vineyards, in a wide variety of climates, ecological contexts, and economic settings.

Most biodynamic initiatives seek to embody triple bottom line approaches (ecological, social and economic sustainability

Cooking, herding, and agriculture are obvious choices for revolutions; social meanings are less obvious revolutions


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