FARE 1300 Chapter 2: FARE 1300 Chapter 2 Readings

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High-income countries overnutrition is the biggest problem. Third world countries undernutrition is the biggest problem: exacerbated by secondary nutrition malnutrition stemming from causes such as disease. Fairly small part of the world food problem. Spurred a wave of irish emigration to the united states. Trapped labor in agricultural sector: as a result, irish agricultural worked were about half as productive as the. A third of households depended on potatoes for food: low cost grown in poor soil, rich in nutrients, and yield high number of calories, irish poor amongst the tallest, healthiest and most fertile population in. Potato diet: foundation for low wage agriculture, cheap food exported from ireland in turn fueled the industrial revolution in britian. Potato blight fungus that causes potatoes to turn black and rotten as they grown in the ground. Board of scientific experts to draw conclusions about how to save potatoes that had been infected by the blight.

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