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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1150
Professor
R.Sylvain
Semester
Winter

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Lecture 6: How is slash-and-burn horticulture a sustainable adaption in the tropics? -very ancient way of dealing with erosion and leeching, involves cutting down area of forest and burning it, ashes provide nutrients for soil so that crops can be planted -lots of land so technique was sustainable, more land available to cultivate -you allow everything to grow after cultivating and cultivate in another area Is industrial agriculture a more efficient method of food production than non-industrial systems? -more energy output, less caloric return -in terms of human energy, industrial is more efficient, less labour intensive, but more energy is put into food produc
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