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APHG Unit V: Agriculture & Rural Land Use Scoop It! Page

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Articles and study material on agricultural revolutions, farming, food sources and scarcity, green revolution, land usage, GMOs, etc.
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This is a separate Scoop It! page of a compilation of articles about agriculture and rural land use and food.

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Vegan food truck makes rounds in 'food deserts'

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Baruch Ben-Yehudah is tackling Prince George’s County’s "food desert" problem. His vegan food truck delivers nourishment to neighborhoods lacking fresh groceries.

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nicole Musset's curator insight, September 14, 2013 1:55 PM

la terre peut offrir de la nourriture à tous ses habitants;mais les interets personnels,la recherche de profits et l'absence de plus en plus grande de conscience "écolologique"....une personne comme Baruch Ben Yehuda est tres importante pour ceux qui souffrent du manque de ressources.

Patricia Stitson's curator insight, September 20, 2013 10:38 PM

After having just driven across country this year I am very in touch with the fact that this model needs to be replicated across the US.

Gregory S Sankey Jr.'s curator insight, October 24, 2013 1:03 PM

This food truck is bringing healthy, vegan food, to food deserts. A food desert is a place where healthy food is not accesable to the population, which is always impoverished. These people typically rely on unhealthy/cheap foods that are high in fats, preservatives, and sugars. This leads to tremendous health issues for these populations. Sure, this food truck is making a profit but it is also providing a wonderful service to the community, exposure to healthy foods and an alternative to the norm.

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The Meatrix

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The Meatrix website offers information on the issues surrounding factory farming, as well as alternatives to conventionally-raised meat, poultry, dairy, and eggs.
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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 8, 2013 10:26 PM

Watch all 3 video clips to learn about industrial and commercial farming in the US.

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India's Green Revolution

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A report on India's historic Green Revolution.

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The Neolithic Revolution - How Farming Changed the World

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Allison Anthony's curator insight, March 8, 2013 10:02 PM

With the domestication of crops and animals, Neolithic man changed the world.

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Global State of Agriculture

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The Hidden Link Between Medieval Land Parceling and Modern American Psychology -Wired.com

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How ribbon farms – or rather the lack thereof in much of the United States – shaped attitudes toward modern transportation, and continue to shape our psychology as a nation today.

 

This is an interesting piece on the "long lot" system of land use that is typically of French origin.  It provides more individual access to, perhaps a river for irrigation, but as this article states, to road frontage and access to transport for goods to market.  And in this system the road came first, then the division of land rather than the opposite, which is why you find many large square or odd shaped parcels across much of the US and winding roads that came later to connect them.

 

 

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Greece's Diet Crisis | CIR

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Everyone loves Greek food, right?  It's delicious and healthier than some other choices.  But for many cash-strapped Greeks, globalization has introduced processed foods and choices like hamburgers and pizza, which are less expensive.  Now, there is an increasing problem with obesity.  How will they deal with this?  Listen to this latest installment in the "Food for 9 Billion" series.

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Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You : NPR

Why Organic Food May Not Be Healthier For You : NPR | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Even though organic food has less pesticide residue, a new review of several recent studies finds scant evidence that it has more nutrients or fewer risky bacteria than conventionally grown food.
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Debating the Local Food Movement

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"A new book argues that locavores are terrible for the environment, the economy and global food security."  This is a very interesting two-sided argument for the case of local and urban farming movements vs. commercial/industrial agriculture and which really addresses concerns of the world's food supplies.

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Harvest 2013

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From grains to grapes to cabbage and many other crops the harvest season has been in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:48 PM

An image our Grad 11 students can at least have some empthy with....

Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:47 PM

Well see as how my page is called World Photography, i figurd this would be a good article/gallery to put up. Along with so georgous photos one can really see the imporance of farming on a culture and farming world wide. The gallery of photos is increadible, and with a caption to match each photo you are able to see geographilycly and cultulary where certan foods and plants are produced. This makes me feel  that cultures are all some what connected, the tobbco from your cigretts comes from mexico, and the nice wine that you drink when your out to dinner is from a vineyard in germany. Its a small idea but food is very cultualy influncing 

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 23, 2:09 PM

After reading this article it became apparent the back breaking work that these people have to endure just to stay alive and feed their family. Which is insane when you think about our society today, I dont know about you but I do not farm and do this type of work after I'm done with my school work everyday. In some places in the United States like out west they are used to some of this work but most of us do not make all of our meals and kill them in the same spot. It became apparent how much of a lifestyle this type of work is and the true dedication that people go through for themselves, family, land and economy.

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Ramen To The Rescue: How Instant Noodles Fight Global Hunger

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The supercheap and palatable noodles help low-wage workers around the world get by, anthropologists argue in a new book. And rather than lament the ascendance of this highly processed food, they argue we should try to make it more nutritious.

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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 12:10 PM

Its pretty crazy to think something as simple as ramen noodles can help feed billions of people. in the western world iramen is the butt currently for running jokes about poor college kids, i never thought it would have this impact. I can now say that ramen is a nessicty in some areas. Who cares about the slight health affects because if some of this people didnt have ramen they would already be dead from starvation. 

Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:32 PM

I think everyone has had ramen noodles at some point in there life. I do enjoy ramen noodles here and there but couldn't eat it daily. I have found in some of my cookbooks they use ramen noodles in their recipes. It is mostly the quick and easy recipes.  if we are the 6th highest country that purchases ramen noodles I am convinced everyone eats it. 

Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 26, 3:12 PM

I am sure almost every person in this country has eaten instant noodles at one point in their life. Due to the fact they are very cheap and enjoyable. Today, many impoverished people all over the world eat these instant noodles, as they are economical. Although they are not a nutritious, they can temporarily relieve people’s hunger.

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Sustainable Agriculture - The Basics

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Sustainable agriculture involves production methods that provide healthy food for consumers, do not harm the environment, respect workers, are humane to animals, provide fair wages to farmers, and support farming communities.
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Choco-Locate's curator insight, July 8, 2013 8:06 AM

Logic and reasons to support ethical products.

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The Second Agricultural Revolution: England 1500 - 1850

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For many years the agricultural revolution in England was thought to have occurred because of three major changes: the selective breeding of livestock; the removal of common property rights to land; and new systems of cropping, involving turnips and clover. All this was thought to have been due to a group of heroic individuals, who, according to one account, are 'a band of men whose names are, or ought to be, household words with English farmers: Jethro Tull, Lord Townshend, Arthur Young, Bakewell, Coke of Holkham and the Collings.

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Global State of Agriculture

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Ethiopian Farms Going Global: PBS LearningMedia

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Ethiopia has often been associated with chronic famine, but more and more foreign investors are discovering that Ethiopia has abundant land rich for farming. 

 

But what does this do for the average Ethiopian?  Watch this clip to find out.

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Bhutan's Agriculture Industry Goes 100% Organic

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Bhutan's Agriculture Industry Goes 100% Organic - Worldcrunch

 

You have to start somewhere, and a small country is a good place.  Bhutan has vowed to go 100% organic in its agriculture industry within the next 10 years.  In a struggle to compete with its large neighbor, India, it will promote its 3% arable land as the source of organic produce.  They will have to train its farmers in these practices and convince some that this is the right move for their country.

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Michael Crumpton's comment, November 1, 2012 8:49 AM
There was an interesting article i read about a controversy regarding the queen of England's Diamond Jubilee and the attendance of the King of Bhutan who of course is a repressive ruler who is accused of human rights violations.
Michael Crumpton's comment, November 1, 2012 8:49 AM
Oh sorry by the way if you wish to read it, it is on this link below
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/9276049/Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-The-king-and-queen-of-all-photographs.html
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Old Ways Disappearing In The New Mongolia : NPR

With desertification, drought and a booming mining industry, Mongolians are leaving the traditional life of herding. Herdsman Bat-Erdene Badam says he will be the last in his family to tend livestock.
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McDonald's Goes Vegetarian — In India : NPR

McDonald's Goes Vegetarian — In India : NPR | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
McDonald's plans to open the first in a series of all-vegetarian restaurants in India next year. But rest assured, in most locations around the world, meat will stay on the menu.
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