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Week 4 Notes ANTH 3541
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kara Pemberton on Friday September 11, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ANTH 3541 at University of Georgia taught by Dr. Julie Velásquez Runk in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 39 views. For similar materials see Anthropology of Eating in anthropology, evolution, sphr at University of Georgia.
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Date Created: 09/11/15
Anthropology of Eating Week 4 9815 Fresh 0 Alternates between film of farmersindustry and people s perception of them 0 Shows industry in negative light I Boxes of chicks being dumped onto ground 0 Industrialization of everything 0 Monoculturing is unhealthyunsustainable 0 Need for antibiotics fertilizer and pesticides to keep species alive 0 Splits natural cycle between plants and animals 0 Feeding dead animals to herbivores 0 Causes all sorts of diseases 0 Paints sustainable farms in very positive light 0 Family life feel 0 Respect for nature and nature s processes 0 Using so many antibiotics is dangerous 0 Kills weak strains sustains drugresistant strains 0 Mediumsized organic farm more sustainable and productive than any size industrial farm 0 More value out of multiuse land 0 Emphasis on processed and cheaper food 0 Sustainableorganic farming has special focus on recreating natural processes 0 34 firms controlling 8384 of meat processing 0 Companies have control of the industry 0 Problems with competition 91015 Farmland Starts with farmers talking about what a difficult skill it is 0 Talking about stereotypes of farmersfarming 90 of food grown in America comes from family farmers 2 Concepts of farmers 0 Traditional old family farms 0 Industrial farming Average age of family farmer increasing 0 Less people coming back to do it 0 Parents sometimes encouraging kids away from it First generation farming very difficult and expensive to start Not very stable being a farmer high risk job 0 Dependent on weather for a living Sob story Same sort of scene as other film with chicks in crates much more positive softer light Fluctuation of market price Issues of water and drought Inspirational music and montage New tools are useful but complicated Community Supported Agriculture 0 People in community sign up for season s harvest Big and commercial organic vs tiny organic Variations in seed choice Genetically Modified Organisms 0 Very controversial Alternating views on chemicals and the like Educating public abouot meaning of different labels etc Antibiotics only used medicinally o Medicines heavily regulated by FDA 0 Assumptions that animal abuse is common in farming
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