reduces the infestation of only certain, targeted organisms
narrowspectrumpesticides
the system of varying successive crops in a definite order on the same ground, especially to avoid depleting the soil and to control weeds, diseases, and pests
croprotation
American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement
rachelcarson
lack of proper nutrition, caused by not having enough food or not eating enough food containing substances necessary for growth and health
undernutrition
faulty nutrition due to inadequate or unbalanced intake of nutrients or their impaired assimilation or utilization
malnutrition
a form of malnutrition in which the intake of nutrients is oversupplied
overnutrition
Malnutrition produced by a severely inadequate amount of protein in the diet
kwashiorkor
severe undernourishment causing an infant's or child's weight to be significantly low for their age
marasmus
a condition marked by a deficiency of red blood cells or of hemoglobin in the blood, resulting in pallor and weariness
anemia
a swelling of the neck resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland
goiter
when there is not enough vitamin A in an organism
vitaminadeficiency
any inorganic material of wholly or partially synthetic origin that is added to soil to sustain plant growth
inorganicchemicalfertilizer
the cultivation of a single crop in a given area
monoculture
farming because of survival needs
subsistenceagriculture
existing vegetation is cut down and burned off before new seeds are sown
slash-and-burnagriculture
a large increase in crop production in developing countries achieved by the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and high-yield crop varieties
greenrevolution
fertilizer mined from mineral deposits or manufactured from synthetic compounds
inorganicfertilizer
a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or anima
GMO
the rearing of aquatic animals or the cultivation of aquatic plants for food
aquaculture
the harvesting of fish
fishharvesting
a commercial fishing technique using a long line with bait at certain intervals on the line
longlinefishing
an area or building where livestock are fed and fattened up
feedlots
an extremely inhumane way of raising animals for the good of the market
CAFO