How Far Does Your Food Travel?

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How Far Does Your Food Travel?
I’ve learned from the illustrations that common food most people take for granted travels exceptions distances. Grapes for example, travel a grand total of 2,143 miles on average from vineyards to our homes. Due to industrialization food can come from anywhere at anytime through mass retail outlets such as Walmart, Target, Kroger, etc. Without this people would have to wait months for the foods they wanted. The video expressed the mechanized process of shipping and delivering from local to national areas in a relatively short amount of time. As innovation become commonplace in the agricultural industry food becomes alot more accesses to the masses fueling the economy.

The Agricultural Revolution: Crash Course World History #1 Fifteen hundred years ago humans primarily gained their food from foraging and hunting. Hunting fish was especially viable since most civilizations settle near the coast, which, provided water, a human necessity. Plant domestication later arisen independently in many of the world’s major agricultural regions. This proved to be a smart decision as it helps sustain a larger population and was useful during times of drought or famine. Certain people could also be designated for agricultural involving tasks which helped develop social classes. In some cases agriculture based civilizations forced other into the job which resulted in slavery. Herding is also a major aspect of agriculture as animals provide meat, and byproducts…
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