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use of genetically engineered organisms
food cultivated without pesticides, artificial chemicals, or fertilizers
alternative energy source made from corn that can be mixed with gasoline to make it burn cleaner
energy source derived from petroleum
alternative to petroleum made from soybeans and vegetable oils
cultivation of a single crop
fish farming
food desert
an area where affordable, nutritious food is difficult to obtain
sustainable yield
the amount of crops or animals cultivated without endangering natural resources
Local food movement
movement to encourage people to buy from local producers and slow the rate of globalization of the food market
conservation agriculture
agriculture that seeks to produce sustainable agriculture that can be continued without damaging the environment, soil, or natural resources
soil erosion
process by which topsoil and nutrients are wear away by water or wind