APES Food, Soil, & Pests Unit Study Guide After

APES Food, Soil, & Pests Unit Study Guide
After completing the Food, Soil, & Pests Unit, you should be able to…
1. Describe problems with worldwide food security.
2. Identify and describe types of agriculture.
3. Describe the “Green Revolution,” along with its advantages and disadvantages.
4. Explain how genetic engineering has changed crop production and meat production
(advantages & disadvantages), as well as its role in the Green Revolution.
5. Describe aquaculture and its effects on fisheries.
6. Describe environmental issues that arise from industrialized food production and possible
7. Explain the importance of soil in sustainability and describe the soil profile.
8. Identify types of pesticides, costs and benefits of using pesticides, disadvantages of
pesticides, and applicable laws/treaties.
9. Describe integrated pest management and other alternatives to pesticides.
10.Identify and describe ways of maintaining food production sustainability.
Chapter Readings & Review Questions
Chapter 12
Review Questions pg 314-315, #1-9
Data Analysis pg 316, #1-3
AP Review pg 316A, 1-12
Pages S14-S15 (Organic Molecules needed for Life)
Pages S47 (Map of World Hunger Population Percentage)
Key Terms: animal manure, aquaculture, chronic undernutrition, chronic malnutrition,
compost, desertification, famine, fishery, food security, food insecurity, green manure, green
revolution, high-input agriculture, hunger, hydroponics, industrialized agriculture, integrated
pest management (IPM), irrigation, organic fertilizer, overnutrition, pest, pesticides,
plantation agriculture, polyculture, salinization, slash-and-burn agriculture, soil conservation,
soil erosion, traditional intensive agriculture, traditional subsistence agriculture,
waterlogging. FDA, USDA, EPA, FIFRA