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Environmental Concerns. GA Ag Education Curriculum Animal Science Committee May 2007 . Objectives:. Evaluate producers of agricultural animals as caretakers of the environment. Describe the concept of the greenhouse effect.

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Environmental Concerns

GA Ag Education Curriculum Animal Science Committee

May 2007


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Objectives:

  • Evaluate producers of agricultural animals as caretakers of the environment.

  • Describe the concept of the greenhouse effect.

  • Summarize how the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide is maintained in the atmosphere.

  • Discuss how bacteria can be beneficial to the environment.

  • Determine consumer concerns with various phases of the animal and meat industry.


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Topics

  • What additional concerns do consumers have toward the environment?

  • Discuss facts and perception of each of the above concerns.

  • What is the greenhouse effect?

  • How is the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide maintained in the atmosphere?

  • How are bacteria beneficial to the environment?

  • What are consumer concerns in the animal and meat industry?


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What additional concerns do consumers have toward the environment?

  • Air quality

  • water quality

  • global warming

  • methane gas

  • bacteria from animal waste


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What are some of the facts and perception of each of the above concerns.


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What is the greenhouse effect?

A higher concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes the heat from the sun to become more intense and the temperature of the earth is increased.


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How is the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide maintained in the atmosphere?

  • Plants and animals.


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How are bacteria beneficial to the environment?

  • Bacteria break down organic matter such as manure in lagoons.

  • By using manure, we can reduce the amount of commercially produced fertilizers.


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What are consumer concerns in the animal and meat industry?

  • A.Animal welfare and care

  • B.Residues in meat

  • C.Humane slaughter

  • D.Food safety


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What This Means

  • The environment is of utmost importance to consumers and agriculturalists alike.

  • Without a good environment we could produce very little food for the consumers or the farmers.


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