Industrial Farming

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Industrial farming quiz


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  • 1. 
    Industrial farming is responsible for
    • A. 

      Loss of biodiversity

    • B. 

      Degradation of soil quality

    • C. 

      Pollution

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The following is NOT an environmental impact of industrial farming
    • A. 

      Deforestation

    • B. 

      Loss of biodiversity

    • C. 

      Loss of genetic diversity

    • D. 

      Increased algal blooms

    • E. 

      Reduced carbon emissions

  • 3. 
    Industrial farming causes species extinction by:
    • A. 

      Increasing the cases of food-borne illness

    • B. 

      Making meat inexpensive

    • C. 

      Habitat destruction

    • D. 

      Subsidizing corn production by farmers

    • E. 

      Diverting funds used to maintain other species

  • 4. 
    Industrial farming is:
    • A. 

      Sustainable, because it supports a growing human population.

    • B. 

      Not sustainable, because it externalizes environmental costs.

    • C. 

      Sustainable, because it is economically beneficial.

    • D. 

      Not sustainable, because it supports the fast food industry.

  • 5. 
    ___ of the worlds land is occupied by livestock
    • A. 

      30%

    • B. 

      35%

    • C. 

      60%

    • D. 

      15%

  • 6. 
    Factory Farms are responsible for ___ of green house gas emissions worldwide.
    • A. 

      14%

    • B. 

      18%

    • C. 

      20%

    • D. 

      11%

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 7. 
    The majority of the earth's water is now used to support animal agriculture
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Farm waste containing high levels of hormones and pesticides is:
    • A. 

      Treated as toxic waste and disposed of in well-marked containers

    • B. 

      Sprayed over fields as fertilizer

    • C. 

      Treated and returned to the water supply

    • D. 

      Buried underground

  • 9. 
    Forested land in the Amazon that has been converted into cropland has resulted in
    • A. 

      Destruction of biodiversity

    • B. 

      Introduction of carinogenic pesticides

    • C. 

      Increased pathogenicity

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 10. 
    Which is NOT a result of factory farming:
    • A. 

      Standardization of animal shapes and sizes

    • B. 

      Increased reliance on fossil fuels

    • C. 

      Increased incidences of e. coli tainted meats and vegetables

    • D. 

      Broadening of food industry ownership from a few corporations to many

    • E. 

      None of the above