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Lecture 7

Lecture 7

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Department
Geography
Course
GGR107H1
Professor
Joseph Leydon
Semester
Fall

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LECTURE 7October 27 2009 GMOs and Transgenics IIEconomies of ScaleLivestockIncreasing dependence on inputIncreasing control agribusinessinputs processing retailmore animals in less spaceneed to purchase more no direct relationship between farmers and consumers more distantConsequencesQuality of food hows it produced how far does it have to comeimpacts quality and nutritional valueTreatment of animalsfeedlots light exposure conditions eating animals byproductsanimals forced to stand in manuredecreases qualityTransfer of disease cant control it easy to break out because of animals in small spaceIncrease in waste outputcontamination of landwater Ecoli antibioticsbecause of increase in food producedEcoli and antibiotics contaminating the water supply The Green RevolutionTransfer of agricultural technologypractice from developed countries to developin
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