Food Production

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How can the efficency of food production be improved?
By reduicing the number of stages in food chains and restricing energy loss from food animals
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What is factory farming?
Farming of lifestock
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What is intensive farming?
All types of farming, animals and vegetables/wheat
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What are the two types of factory farming?
Battery farming and zero-grazing dairy farming
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What happens in battery farming?
The chicken is kept in small cage which prevents loss of energy through movement. Kept indoors, prevents loss of heat energy
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What happens in zero-grazing farming?
Lots of cows kept in small place, Stand on concrete which could make them lame and vast quantaties of animal waste are created (methane_
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What are the advantages of Factory Farming?
Less energy is transferred out of the food chain, Cheaper, Less risk of attack from foxes ect.
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What are the disadvantages of Factory Farming?
Greater risk of disease spreading, Inhumane, Quality of product may be poorer
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Why is the fish stock declining?
People are trying to harvest more fish than the sea can produce
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What regulations have the EU put in place to conserve fish stocks?
Set fishing quotas and limiting net size
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What is mycoprotien?
A high-protien food produced from the fungas Fusarium.
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Where is mycoprotien grown?
In a fermenter
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What are the advantages of eating mycoprotien?
It grows quickly, its better for you that meat and its very sustainable
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