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. 
    Land can produce more food if you grow plants instead of raising animals because:
    • A. 

      Animals contain less energy since they are farther up the food chain

    • B. 

      Plants provide more nutrients per gram

    • C. 

      Meat costs more than vegetables, so it has more calories

  • 2. 
    Industrial farming produces ______ food per acre than sustainable farming, but require _____ energy & resources.
    • A. 

      More, more

    • B. 

      More, less

  • 3. 
    Sustainable farming produces ______ food per acre than industrial farming, but requires _____ energy & resources.
    • A. 

      More, more

    • B. 

      Less, less

  • 4. 
    Efficiency of food production is
    • A. 

      The time it takes to produce a food product.

    • 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.

  • 5. 
    Industrial agriculture can cause problems with because it uses too much water, _____, and fertilizers.
    • A. 

      Crop varieties

    • B. 

      Soybeans

    • C. 

      Pesticides

  • 6. 
    Which is NOT an example of sustainable farming techniques?
    • A. 

      Crop rotation

    • B. 

      Biological pest control

  • 7. 
    Which is NOT an examples of modern farming techniques?
    • A. 

      Chemical pesticides

    • B. 

      Fertilizers

    • C. 

      Removing weeds by hand

  • 8. 
    Vegans eat only plants and plant-based foods. Why is a vegan diet better for the environment than a meat-based diet?
    • A. 

      Plants use more nutrients from the soil

    • B. 

      Animals require more energy, space, and resources to raise

    • C. 

      Animal waste pollutes the land

  • 9. 
    A plot of land can produce more food when it is used to grow rice than when it supports chickens.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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