The Environment and Modern Agriculture

Food Choices and Deforestation

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1. What does this quote mean to you? Record your response in a few sentences.

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2. Record your responses to the following:

a. Summarize the major drivers of deforestation.

b. What are the major impacts of deforestation?

c. Write down at least two possible solutions to combating deforestation.

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Read:

Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies’ Cattle Ranching in the Amazon Region

Activity:

Imagine a world without rainforests. Describe that world artistically or in writing. Specify at least three major environmental changes that would occur due to the loss of so many trees.

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Additional resources for further research:

Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations: State of the World's Forests

World Wildlife Fund: Forests | WWF