37 notecards = 10 pages (4 cards per page)
Describe the Green Revolution
What was Norman Borlaug's role in the Green Revolution?
Negative impacts of the Green Revolution
Positive impacts of the Green Revolution
organisms that have been genetically engineered by recombinant DNA
Genetically modified organisms
What is recombinant DNA?
Genetic engineering involves the
addition, deletion, or modification of DNA
What is biotechnology?
What is a transgenic organism?
What are transgenes?
Biotechnology has created
How are genetic engineering and traditional breeding similar?
How are genetic engineering and traditional breeding different?
Name three examples of GMOs
What percentage of processed foods in the US contain GMOs?
organisms such as insects or fungi that compete with humans to consume agricultural crops
chemicals that kill biological pests
What are pesticides?
poisons that target pest organisms
What do insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides kill?
insects, plants, and fungi
any organism that damages valuable crops
any plant that competes with crops
How many kg of pesticides are applied in the U.S. each year?
High consumption leads to feedlot agriculture. What are feedlots?
Huge warehouses or pens in which high density factory animals such as chickens, pigs, and cows are held.
List and describe concerns about GMOs
Why has our production of food increased over the past 50 years despite the growing population?
Which term means "a shortage of nutrients the body needs"?
Which of the following is NOT correct about monocultures?
b) They increase biodiversity
Which of the following is NOT a part of Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?
How does GM food production differ from traditional, selective breeding?
What is a "seed bank"?
Which of the following is the fastest growing type of agriculture?
If the average person eats 3 kg of meat per week, how many kg of grain are required if the meat came from a cow?
a) 60 kg
What does the graph tell us about the total food production and per capita food production over the past 50 years?
b) While total food production has increased, there has been about the same amount of food per person for the past 30 years
of all human food now comes from only 15 crop species and 8 livestock species
What is biological control?
What does biological control do?
Integrated Pest Management may involve: