12. different all across the board. The author

Conflicts pertaining
to food consist of class warfare, wealthy vs poor nations, and entire dominance
of a continent in one region of the world.

Strategies used
are transportation, preservation and industrialization of food.

Food preservation
methods include drying the crop, sealing it from air, or use of oil, sugar or


Modern European
food culture consists of reliance- heavy reliance on nature (trees), while at
the same time maintaining a diet of bread and meat.

To support the
claim about the mythical line between culture and nature, the author cites
hunting traditions in Europe and Asia where the tradition/belief was to bury
bones with animal skin in hopes that the bones would return to the animal
someday. Everything changed during medieval times when barbarians would invade
and seize the food supply. It was an us vs them situation, but all down the
line, it became customary to seize an enemy’s food supply.

Culture is when
a group or nation embraces a common ideology, ritual or practice as a normal
way of life. What’s interesting about culture is that it’s unique and is
different all across the board. The author gives an example of rice in Asia. Asia
has the topography as well as the rice paddy fields to grow and make rice- so
essentially it is unique in Asia and not like others.

The “Civil Man”
is someone who takes the basic elements of agricultural products, and turns it
into another product that only humans could create. Just as with grain grown in
the Mediterranean, and making bread from the grain.

Representation of
economic prosperity and power, cultural advancement, religious growth, and
political dominance.

Agriculture in
its early stages was more of a power influencing factor. Meaning that it was a
step forward in human advancement and evolution. Now, instead it represented
control over nature and all that inhabit it- unlike before.

Agriculture is
10,000 years old: 9,000 in East Asia, 8000 in America, and 6-8000 in Europe.

Environmental changes
as well as productivity and nutritional benefits of plants were responsible for
a shift to prevalence on the implementation of agriculture.