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University of Toronto St. George
Joseph Leydon

Economies of Scale-livestock Increasing dependence on input Increasing control agribusiness inputs, processing, retail Farmers are becoming increasingly dependint on external imports Farms are not producing their own food The size of the farm hasnt changed all that had changed is the amount of livestock they have There is increasing control of agribusinesses the suplliers, are taking the cereal and then selling it to the farmer The cost of the food is increasing such as the suppliers the whole salers and the trucks Farmer joe is going out and miking his cow but the milk goes through a whole bunch of things with agribusinesses How is this food produced..its not where it is produced its how its produced Just because its local dosent make it better How far does this stuff have to come Consequences Quality of food Treament of animals feedlots,light exposure,conditions Transfer of disease Increase in wast output contamination of land, water ecoli, antibotics Vast majority of animals are in feed lots They eat food that is genetically modified to increase their body fat We keep them in feeding lots so they are exposed more to light so that they dont sleep and eat more How is this impacting their quality of life? The animals are increasingly standing in their own manouer because of the extra food they eat they poo They give animals antibiotics but it only prevents and not cures disease Where does this waste go? There are ponds of animal waste because they have no where to put it Land cannot absorb the waste and so it get into our water supply The ecoli in walkerton came from the local farmers What are the side effects and how are they going to impact us and out environment The Green Revolution Transfer of agricultural technologypractice From Dcs to LDCs High inputhigh outpur agriculture Primary focus-what, rice & maize Green implies environmentally friendly but the green revolution is the opposite This reveolutions starts in the 1960s70s We dont have enough food how are we going to feed them=comes the green revolution Will science save us? High input=seeds.psticdes,herbicedeshigh output=food, more food You cannot have high ouput without increasing the output If you want to feed a large population the most effective eway of feeding them is through cereal products it cannot be done through livestock Consquences of Green Rev
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