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Unit 5: 15 foods you can regrow from scraps

Unit 5: 15 foods you can regrow from scraps | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
The interest in urban gardening and organic foods has grown as a reaction against a mechanized, commercialization agricultural industry with genetically-modified produce.  Modern consumers are seek...

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Let's try growing some of these things in class this spring! Awesome idea!

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Mary Burke's comment, April 14, 2013 5:56 PM
I love this idea. And I every one of these foods. When I'm done with school in two years I'm going to have a garden and get my grandchildren involved. They need to know where food comes from. My dream would be to grow my own food.
Meg Conheeny's comment, April 26, 2013 7:37 PM
This is really cool. In this day and age so many consumers are trying to find ways to stay away from the “genetically-modified produce." Many people want to grow gardens and eat more organic and natural products. This article shows ways to grow products from scraps of food such as growing carrots from carrot tops or tomatoes from seeds. This concept is really interesting I had no idea this could be done. I think this idea will catch on and could ultimately make people healthier.
Dave Cottrell's comment, April 27, 2013 4:01 PM
This works very well. I don't just throw out tomatoes that spoil in the house or even on the vine late in the season. If you throw them into a heap in the fall with other garden scraps, they will produce very hardy plants that you can transplant in the spring. When you buy a (non GMO) pumpkin in the fall, save the seeds. Clean them well by washing them, dry them on an old towel, and plant them in cardboard egg cartons in some compost in the spring. These are just a few of the things you can grow from so-called waste!
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Industry: These Maps Show The Most Common Jobs In Each Zip Code

Industry: These Maps Show The Most Common Jobs In Each Zip Code | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
What would you guess is the most common job in the nation? Retail? Agriculture? Factory work?...
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A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites

A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.
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Food Fight: Researching and Debating the Future of G.M.O.'s

Food Fight: Researching and Debating the Future of G.M.O.'s | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students will learn about the science behind G.M.O.’s, and they will explore questions about the consequences, both intended and unintended, related to their use.
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Mayan People's Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala

Mayan People's Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Photo by Josue Navarro GUATEMALA - On September 4th, after ten days of widespread street protests against the biotech giant Monsanto’s expansion into Guate
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Changes in the U.S. Economic Geography

Changes in the U.S. Economic Geography | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
In 1990, the manufacturing industry was the leading employer in most U.S. states, followed by retail trade. In 2003, retail trade was the leading employer in a majority of states. By 2013, health care and social assistance was the dominant industry in 34 states. This animated map shows the top industry in each state and the District of Columbia from 1990 to 2013.

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Danielle Lip's curator insight, January 26, 2015 4:19 PM

I found it quite interesting to see that most of the world in 1990 had manufacturing jobs because working at factories was the only job that was accessible with not many health care service oppurtunities. While in 2013 health care takes up most of North America, when you might expect the majority of North America to be made up of retail trade because so many malls and building are being constructed throughout the world. One positive part of this map is that job opportunities were even there in the first place, without working the economy will go downhill.

Lora Tortolani's curator insight, February 2, 2015 6:49 PM

It's amazing to see how priorities have shifted over time.  Also, this is a great display of how technology has taken over what once was human labor.  

Alex Smiga's curator insight, March 14, 2016 7:43 PM

Shifting economies.


This interactive map is a powerful way to visually display the changes in the economic geography of the United States.  It is especially useful when discussing the transition of an economy from the secondary sector to tertiary sector.  

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Dude, where's my food truck? Mapping businesses that move

Dude, where's my food truck? Mapping businesses that move | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Food trucks don't operate like typical shops. While mapping services from the …
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Why Is Chocolate Getting So Expensive?

Why Is Chocolate Getting So Expensive? | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Sure, most food is expensive these days, but chocolate is on a tear. On Thursday, Mars, the company behind the likes of M&M's and 3 Musketeers, said it was raising prices for chocolate products in the U.S.

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Unit 5: These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

Unit 5: These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 2, 2014 10:15 PM

So many things we take for granted. We should know more about the things we eat and the products that we use. 

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Unit 5: 2000+ Reasons Why GMOs Are Safe To Eat And Environmentally Sustainable

Unit 5: 2000+ Reasons Why GMOs Are Safe To Eat And Environmentally Sustainable | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
A popular weapon used by those critical of agricultural biotechnology is to claim that there has been little to no evaluation of the safety of GM crops and there is no scientific consensus on this issue. Those claims are simply not true. NOTE: This piece was co-written with a writer at [...]
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Unit 5: Inside Monsanto, America's Third-Most-Hated Company

Unit 5: Inside Monsanto, America's Third-Most-Hated Company | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
What's the genetically modified seed factory up to? Making high-tech plans to feed a growing world
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CH 10: 23 Photos Of People From All Over The World Next To How Much Food They Eat Per Day

CH 10: 23 Photos Of People From All Over The World Next To How Much Food They Eat Per Day | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Photographers Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, who also happen to be married, traveled around the world and met people from all walks of life.

During their time with these people, they asked them to pose for photographs with their daily diets in front of them. The craziest part about the entire project is the caloric intake difference between people of different walks of life.
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Industry: How containerization shaped the modern world - Sir Harold Evans

Industry: How containerization shaped the modern world - Sir Harold Evans | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove Malcom McLean, a small-town truck driver, to invent the shipping container. Containerization was born, and it transformed the modern global economy.
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Planet Food

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The Planet Food interactive aggregates the contents of your meal to generate a map showing the global footprint your plate makes before it even gets to your plate, and puts you in charge of the world wide journey a bar of chocolate will take before it gets to you.
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Impacting Food Deserts With Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave

Impacting Food Deserts With Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
This infographic shows how one company plans to make fresh food convenient for the 23.5 million Americans living in food deserts.
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Interactive map: Food deserts in the Madison area : Ct

Interactive map: Food deserts in the Madison area : Ct | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Food deserts, as defined by the USDA, are urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. These areas are more than one mile from a grocery store or healthy, affordable food retail outlet in an urban neighborhood, and more than 10 miles in a rural neighborhood. Often these deserts are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few fresh food options.

Find out if you are located within a food desert with this interactive map. Click the "Locate Me" to find your location within the one-mile service range of supermarkets and convenience stores in the Madison area.
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Geography of Food Trucks

Geography of Food Trucks | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Food trucks of every variety can now be found in every major city. Their presence is beneficial as well as problematic for citizens and owners alike. Learn about the economic geography of food trucks in this short overview article.
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Food Fraud: A Brief History of the Adulteration of Food — Hungry History

Food Fraud: A Brief History of the Adulteration of Food — Hungry History | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Since prehistoric times humans have altered the state of food to extend its longevity or improve its taste.
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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it

"One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes."


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HazelAnne Prescott's curator insight, July 31, 2014 10:56 AM

Seems like a messed up system.  We do not have "taste"

Abigail Mack's curator insight, July 31, 2014 11:27 AM

What would make Americans opt for the lower quality, imported fish?

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 2016 3:45 PM

The United States exports the best-quality seafood that Americans catch, but import primarily low-grade aquacultural products.  This is just one of the counter-intuitive issues withe U.S. fish consumption and production.  This bizarre dynamic has cultural and economic explanations and this NPR podcast nicely explains these spatial patterns that are bound to frustrate those that advocate for locally sourced food productions. 

 

Tags: food production, industry, food, agriculture, agribusinessconsumptioneconomic, sustainability.

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Unit 5: 10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat

Unit 5: 10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and General Mills are among some of the most powerful food and beverage companies in the world.
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Unit 6: TED-Ed - Why do competitors open their stores next to one another?

Unit 6: TED-Ed - Why do competitors open their stores next to one another? | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Why are all the gas stations, cafes and restaurants in one crowded spot? As two competitive cousins vie for ice-cream-selling domination on one small beach, discover how game theory and the Nash Equilibrium inform these retail hotspots.
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CH3: From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century

CH3: From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Today's volume of immigrants, in some ways, is a return to America’s past.
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Unit 5: 40 maps that explain food in America

Unit 5: 40 maps that explain food in America | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Where our food comes from, how we eat it, and what we drink to wash it down
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