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Agriculture and Food Systems Who What Brahiam Chavarro Farming Nitzana Flores GMOs Jonas Buck Chemical Use-run off Suzanne Myers Food Distribution Triniti Thao Locovore Movement

  1. Agriculture and Food Systems Who What š Brahiam Chavarro š Farming š Nitzana Flores š GMOs š Jonas Buck š Chemical Use-run off š Suzanne Myers š Food Distribution š Triniti Thao š Locovore Movement š Kayla McDonald š SNAP š Samantha Putlak š Spencer Will

  2. Agriculture š Agriculture: The science or practice of farming, including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food, wool, and other products

  3. Farming: Hydroponics š Definition - A method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water , without soil. š Researchers discovered that while plants absorb essential nutrients, soil is not essential for plants to grow. In the wild, soil acts as a provider for nutrients but isn’t necessary with when artificial nutrients are introduced in the water .

  4. Hydroponics: Pros š Increased rate of growth (25%) and production (up to 30%) š Reduces waste and production from soil runoff š Decreased need for herbicides

  5. Hydroponics: Cons š High in cost š Long prep time š Needs a lot of specific attention š Fragile environment š A lot of fresh water is needed

  6. GMOs š Definition- Genetically modified organisms whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. š “HARDER. BETTER. FASTER. STRONGER.”

  7. GMOs: Pros š Higher yields š Better quality/taste š Healthier animals š Vitamins and minerals (added) š Look better š Subsidized š Better resistant to weeds

  8. GM0s: Cons š Health risk in humans (i.e.: cancer , food allergies, organ damage š Environmental risks š No long-term testing š Higher runoff š Higher chemical intensities š Expensive š May infringe on religious beliefs: An individual practicing a religion forbidding the consumption of pork may unknowingly eat fresh produce contain a gene from a pig.

  9. Runoff Runoff: “Water pollution: agricultural or industrial waste • products that are carried by rainfall and melting snow into surface waters”

  10. Runoff: Cons š Erosion š Detrimental to fragile ecosystems of nearby waterways š Large expenses š Compilation of chemical compounds (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides) š Farmers are not under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act

  11. Food Distribution š Food Desert: Populated area with no access to fresh produce š Food Deserts are caused when large corporations hold monopoly over an area and cause local businesses to shut down š The University of Minnesota campus is a large Food Desert, caused by the Monopoly of the Target Corporation

  12. Farmers’ Market š Farmers’ Market: a food market at which local farmers sell fruit and vegetables and often meat, cheese, and bakery produce directly to consumers.

  13. SNAP š SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program): Provides nutritional assistance to eligible, low-income individuals and families, and provides economics opportunities to the community š The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions.

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