4.3 Methods Of Food Production

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Environmental Science Unit 4: Land Use & Human Impact 4. 3 I can compare the efficiency of different methods of food production.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A given plot of land can produce more food when used to grow plants than when used to raise animals because
    • A. 

      Animals are farther up the food chain, therefore receive less energy

    • B. 

      Plants provide more nutrients per gram

    • C. 

      Meat is more expensive than vegetables, therefore it has more calories in it

    • D. 

      Animals are always larger than plants, therefore always need more space

  • 2. 
    A plot of land can produce more food when it is used to grow __________ than when it supports _________.
    • A. 

      Rice, corn

    • B. 

      Plants, animals

    • C. 

      Fish, poultry (e.g. chicken, turkey

    • D. 

      Soybeans, grains

  • 3. 
    Industrial farming techniques produce ______ food per acre than sustainable farming techniques, but require _____ energy & resources.
    • A. 

      More, more

    • B. 

      More, less

    • C. 

      Less, more

    • D. 

      Less, less

  • 4. 
    Sustainable farming techniques produce ______ food per acre than industrial farming techniques, but require _____ energy & resources.
    • A. 

      More, more

    • B. 

      More, less

    • C. 

      Less, more

    • D. 

      Less, less

  • 5. 
    Efficiency of food production is
    • A. 

      The time it takes to produce a food product from planting to harvesting.

    • B. 

      The amount of food produced compared to the energy & resources used to produce it.

    • C. 

      The amount of food produced compared to the money used to grow it.

    • D. 

      The amount of food produced compared to the number of people it can feed.

  • 6. 
    Negative effects of modern, industrialized agriculture include reduced soil quality as well as the overuse of water, _____, and fertilizers.
    • A. 

      Crop varieties

    • B. 

      Soybeans

    • C. 

      Pesticides

    • D. 

      Sunlight

  • 7. 
    All of the following are examples of sustainable farming techniques EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Crop rotation

    • B. 

      Biological pest control

    • C. 

      Composting waste

    • D. 

      Genetically modified crops

  • 8. 
    All of the following are examples of industrial farming techniques EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Chemical pesticides

    • B. 

      Fertilizers

    • C. 

      Removing weeds by hand

    • D. 

      Monoculture (planting only one crop variety on a plot of land)

  • 9. 
    Vegans eat only plants and plant-based foods. Why is a vegan diet better for the environment than a meat-based diet?
    • A. 

      Raising animals requires more nutrients from the soil

    • B. 

      Animals require more energy, space, and resources to raise

    • C. 

      Animal waste pollutes the land

    • D. 

      Plants require more energy, space, and resources to grow

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