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Lecture Notes for PSCI 3344 - Global Environ Issues with Rich at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Study Guide
Professor:Rich
Class:PSCI 3344 - Global Environ Issues
Subject:Political Science
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2007
Keywords:
  • Monocultures
  • Malnutrition
  • Excess Water
  • Desertification
  • Kwashiorkor
  • Either...or
  • Salinization
  • Natural Capital
  • Deficiencies
  • Agriculture
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Global and Environmental Issues Study Guide Exam 2 Ch. 10 • Sustainable Agriculture – a system that produces high-quality foods while maintaining or improving the soil and protecting the environment – can endure for centuries. • 2 Types of Undernutrition: kwashiorkor – lack of protein; marasmus – insufficient intake of protein and calories • A large segment of the world’s people (most of whom live in Asia, Africa, and Latin America) either do not get enough to eat or fail t oget all of the nutrients and vitamins they need – or both. Nutritional deficiencies make people more susceptible to infectious disease and, if they are severe enough, can cause death. • Food problems are a direct result of population growth, climate change, and loss of farmland caused b growing human population. • Hunger and malnutrition cause mental and physical retardation that may contribute to widespread poverty and population growth, which contribute to environmental destruction. • Grain production per capita ...

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