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What are the social issues for agriculture?
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The vital connection between society and agriculture (food-gathering) is a staple of anthropology--the mobile seed-and fruit gatherers vs. the planters who stayed in one place, etc. Today, this connection is of three sorts: economy (there has been a global shift from individual farms to large agricultural corporations, causing major changes in the social structures of rural living); genetic alteration (for example, in the past thirty years, wheat has been genetically modified to promote hunger/addiction and is only 60% of the plant height of the pre-WWII years) to say nothing about the pollution of other crops by wind distribution; thirdly, the distribution of hunger and plenty is skewered by new global distribution structures in society. Agriculture and sociology go hand-in-hand in these ways, plus the new social awareness and prediction of weather patterns. Agriculture has been slow, too, in looking for non-petroleum sources of fuel for its own use, although some crops dedicated to fuel transformation have affected the economics of crop yields (corn among them).
Posted by wordprof on June 1, 2013 at 2:09 PM (Answer #1)
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