Objectives/Guide Questions 08

Environmental Science



To demonstrate your knowledge of the Objectives/Guide Questions provide a detailed answer to each of the Objectives/Guide Questions. Each answer must be in your own words and supported by a reference. The reference for written materials must have a title and page number. Internet references should have title and URL or Address.

To Begin:

A. Copy the Following Questions and Paste into Your Seminar Report:

1. Select and copy the questions. Place the cursor to the left of "Part A" and drag to the end of the last question. When the questions have been highlighted, copy and paste into seminar report.

2. Open your seminar report, in MS Word.
3. Paste the questions into your seminar report.

B. When answering the question place your answer after the question or part of question.

C. Where do I get the information to answer the Objectives/Guide Questions?

1. Lecture
2. Textbook
3. Discussion board
4. Internet

a. Google key words in Objectives/Guide Questions.
b. Ask a question in Google.



Part A -  Objectives/ Guide Questions

1.   Explain how food is produced in the U.S., and at least one undeveloped country and indicate what has made the industrialization of agriculture possible.


2.   The world's major food problems occur because of differences in soil, climate, political power, economic power, and income. List each problem, describe and provide a solution for each.


3.   How much Energy is Needed to Produce one unit of food energy in the U.S.? Why is there more energy needed to produce one pound of hamburger, than there is to produce one pound of corn?


4.   Distinguish between nutrition, malnutrition, under-nutrition, and over-nutrition. Indicate the primary cause of hunger, and malnutrition in the world and three main ways to reduce hunger, malnutrition, and harmful environmental effects?.

    Note: Refer to the following link for assistance. (Causes of Undernourishment and Malnourishment)?


5.   Describe aquaculture, hydroponics, and agriculture indicating the pros, and cons Describe limitations on harvesting the ocean, and indicate how aquaculture farms and ranches can result in greater food production.


6.   What three crops provide most of the world's food and the the differences between monoculture, and polyculture.


7.   Describe/discuss the Green Revolution and the effect of the “Green Revolution” on current crop production.


8.   Define/describe genetically engineered foods and describe the pros, and cons of growing more food by genetic engineering.


9.   Explain why the eating of grain products would be more beneficial to the environment, than eating meat. What does the statement "eat lower on the food chain" mean?


10.  What are Agriculture Pests and pesticides and  identify the advantages, and disadvantages of using insecticides and herbicides.

a) Name three alternatives to using conventional pesticides, and the advantages, and disadvantages of each.

b) How is pesticide usage regulated in the U.S.?




             Include these Guide Questions and answers in your seminar report unless "Taking Test".