Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office
2 History of Agriculture In what ways have humans utilized plants 3 Source of all energy What is the source of almost all energy within the Earths system 4 Problems What is the largest problem facing the human race Can agriculture solve it 5 Agriculture Most people were botanists before agriculture 75 of the people in developing countries are involved in food production Only 3 in the U.S. 6 Agriculture What aspect of the future of agriculture did you find interesting 7 Agriculture How do we solve the problems Put more land into production 8 Agriculture We extensively use only 6 flowering plant species out of an estimated 235000 9 Agriculture How is modern corn different from its supposed nearest relative Why could modern corn theoretically not survive (thrive) without humans 10 Peanut Other names goobers groundnuts Native to South America It is a legume (N fixing plant) after pollination flower is pushed underground where pod forms 1st evidence of human use peanut shaped jewelry in tomb of priest from 1800-1100 yrs ago 11 Peanut 16th century Spanish explorers brought peanuts back to Europe Traded from Europe to Africa Slave trade brought peanuts to North America 12 Peanut Uses 45-50 oil 25-30 protein snacks peanut butter (50 of all peanuts produced) oilsfoods cosmetics paints industrial products plastics soaps remainder fed to animals 13 Peanut Peanut Butter developed in 1890 by doctor who wanted high energy food to feed invalids who had trouble chewing rare treat in some parts of world 14 Peanut George Washington Carver son of a slave (1864-1943) created 300 uses for peanuts used to reclaim soil depleted by cotton production Peanut information taken from Plants Society by Levetin McMahon 2nd ed 15 Agriculture Green Revolution 3 key parts 16 Agriculture Green Revolution 3 key parts Plant breeding Fertilization Irrigation 17 Agriculture What are some negative impacts of the Green Revolution 18 Agriculture What are some negative impacts of the Green Revolution Fossil fuel reliance equipment fertilizers Impact on land holdings and social structures Impact on jobs 19 Agriculture Foci of genetic engineering 20 Agriculture Foci of genetic engineering yield quality resistance to pests preserving genetic information 21 Agriculture With advances in industrial synthesis of materials why do we need to worry about the survival of native plants 22 Agriculture New diseases Plants provide blueprints Synthesis is expensive Synthesis is based on fossil fuels
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