Human Trophic Level

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Human Trophic Lab
2. Humans belong to the consumer level, both primary and secondary and beyond which means we are considered omnivores that eat plants and animals. Humans and other animals can belong to more than one trophic level. Depending on what you eat and what you can eat, you may be placed in a different level depending on the circumstance. Organisms of different different metabolisms and lifestyles may be on the same level, thus trophic levels cannot indicate characteristics of organisms in a certain level. As organisms mature, they may change their feeding habits which cannot be classified under one level. In general, trophic levels generalizes ecosystem relationships because they cannot be diagrammed.
4. Location of production.
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Corn requires tilling, planting, fertilizing, irrigating, harvesting, and transport to grain bins. This includes both manual labor and work done by machinery that runs on fossil fuels.
6. Other appliances include the microwave, toaster, blender, pizza oven, coffee maker, mixer, toaster oven, popcorn poppers, food processor, can openers, and grill. All expect the grill run on electricity. You would need to calculate how long you use each appliance and how much energy it uses. For the grill, you would calculate energy output depending on if the grill runs on charcoal, propane, or natural gas. You would need to record how much fuel you use and how much energy that fuel
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Vegetarianism is more efficient from production to consumption because there is less waste and the ratio of energy intake compared to gross production is much greater for plants than animals. Meat prices more drastically compared to those of fruits and veggies. You can grow your own fruits and veggies in your backyard with relatively little space and resources compared to trying to raise your own livestock. Vegetarianism may lead to a deficinacy of vitamins and minerals including iron, B-12, and protein. You can also be lacking in calories in general and may be more tired because many vegetarian foods are not as calorie dense. Eating vegetarian can also be difficult depending on where you live.
9. Buy local or buy fair trade options. Only eat foods that are in season. Increase your plant to meat ratio when eating. Eat less processed foods. Use applicances that are more energy efficent when storing and preparing foods. Encourage farmers to pass through their fields as less as possible. I think the most energy savings would be at the beginning of the process starting with farmers. Personal decisions would also create savings maybe not so much on personal level, but on a national or international
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