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Academy: Ecology and food economy
Faced with a growing population and an ever-greater environmental impact, it is important to understand the issues at stake for agriculture and society.

This topic describes farming techniques, their lasting effect and their future. It also reveals how to break down the life cycle of a manufactured product to get a better understanding of the implications of producing food.

5.1 The rise of agriculture: Challenges for our diet and the environment

What are the challenges agriculture faces today?

This course describes farming techniques and their impact on the environment. With climate change and a growing population, agriculture now faces greater challenges than ever before.

5.1.1 Domesticating and transforming nature to produce food

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5.1.2 Feeding the planet: Challenges and accountability

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5.1.3 Agriculture: Leads for the future

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5.2 Cycle of common agricultural products (rice, corn)

What happens to rice and corn from when they are planted to when they become consumer goods?

Rice and corn are the most widely grown and consumed cereals in the world. However, they undergo a long and rigorous process before reaching our plates.

5.2.1 Rice and corn: History, cultivation techniques

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5.2.2 Rice and corn: Harvest and storage

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5.2.3 Rice and corn: Production and use

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5.3 Cycle of manufactured goods

What is the life cycle and environmental impact of consumer goods?

This course gives an overview of the different stages of the life cycle of consumer goods, from raw materials to processing, environmental impact, etc.

5.3.1: Food miles

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5.3.2: The raw materials in a pizza

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5.3.3: From farm to fork

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5.3.4: Ecological balance sheet

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