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Lecture 8

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Geography
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GGR287H5
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Pierre Desrochers

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Lecture #8 - Nov 8 (Agricultural Inputs, Technologies, and Food Additives)
"Entomophagy"
Insect eating (people eating bugs)
Meat VS Plants
Pros
Less toxic
Concentrated source of nutrients (lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals), calories,
high-quality proteins & fats
Most digestible plants deficient in essential amino acids and vitamins (such as vitamin
B12)
Most plants more tedious to prepare
Cons
Animals can run or fight back
Spoils more quickly
Contains dangerous parasites
Domesticating VS Hunting Animals
Edible garburators (organic wastes & surplus food crops)
Insurance against crop failure (reliability)
Convenience
Milk
Transportation
Manure
Traction power/torque
Raising Pigs (Hogs)
Forest

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Lecture #8 - Nov 8 (Agricultural Inputs, Technologies, and FoodAdditives) "Entomophagy" • Insect eating (people eating bugs) Meat VS Plants Pros • Less toxic • Concentrated source of nutrients (lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals), calories, high-quality proteins & fats • Most digestible plants deficient in essential amino acids and vitamins (such as vitamin B12) • Most plants more tedious to prepare Cons • Animals can run or fight back • Spoils more quickly • Contains dangerous parasites Domesticating VS HuntingAnimals • Edible garburators (organic wastes & surplus food crops) • Insurance against crop failure (reliability) • Convenience • Milk • Transportation • Manure • Traction power/torque Raising Pigs (Hogs) • Forest • Farm • Cities Range Pigs (Forests) Food (Pannage or pasturing in a forest) • Mast - (nuts from forest floor such as acorns, chestnuts, beechnuts, hazelnuts) • Wild fruits - berries, apples, pears and hawthorns • Digging - mushrooms, tubers, roots, worms, and grubs from the ground • Meat - eggs, snakes, young birds, mice, rabbits, fawns, etc Pigs VS Ruminants Pros • Prolific - 4 month gestation period, average litter 10 piglets, sometimes up to 30; on average 100 female piglest for 2 female calves) - produce a lot of babies • Semi-wild -
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