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30% of working people, but only 1.5% of working brits Employment in agriculture (% of total employment) World DataBank [database] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SL.AGR.EMPL.ZS 12/3/2015
3% of GNP Agriculture, value added (% of GDP) World DataBank [database] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NV.AGR.TOTL.ZS/countries 11/25/2015
Start of food trade Early maize agriculture and interzonal interaction in southern Peru Perry, Sandweiss, Piperno, Rademaker, Malpass, Umire, de la Vera, Nature 440, 76-79, Mar 2006 http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v440/n7080/abs/nature04294.html 12/21/2015
Italian city states The Italian city-states of the renaissance EuropeanUniversityInstitute [Florence] – undated http://vlib.iue.it/carrie/texts/carrie_books/gilbert/03.html 12/21/2015
Dias Bartholmeu Dias SouthAfricanHistoryOnline – undated http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/bartholomeu-dias 12/21/2015
Columbian Exchange The Columbian Exchange TheGilderLehrmanInstituteofAmericanHistory – undated http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/american-indians/essays/columbian-exchange 12/21/2015
Enclosure Enclosing the land parliament – undated http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/towncountry/landscape/overview/enclosingland/ 12/21/2015
Jethro Tull The Seed Drill TheOpenDoorWebSite – undated http://www.saburchill.com/history/chapters/IR/004f.html 12/21/2015
Bennet Lawes Sir John Bennet Lawes HarpendenHistory – undated http://www.harpenden-history.org.uk/page_id__88_path__0p3p89p.aspx 12/21/2015
Haber-Bosch and the Nobel prize Haber-Bosch process EncyclopaediaBritannica – Apr 2014 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/250771/Haber-Bosch-process 12/21/2015
Most nitrates went into explosives Enriching the Earth: Fritz Haber, Carl Bosch, and the Transformation of World Food Production Vaclav Smil, MIT Press, 2004 https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=G9FljcEASycC&pg=PA133&lpg=PA133&dq=After+World+War+II,+there+was+a+rising+demand+for+nitrogen+fertilizers.+Thus,+the+production+of+ammonia+shifted+to+the+purpose+of+producing+it+for+fertilizers&source=bl&ots=qOUYUF0MYJ&sig=F9oM2fOuof80ayv6MBzE9cR2_BE&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Ar8aVceyLM-U7Qa6hIGYCA&ved=0CCcQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=After%20World%20War%20II%2C%20there%20was%20a%20rising%20demand%20for%20nitrogen%20fertilizers.%20Thus%2C%20the%20production%20of%20ammonia%20shifted%20to%20the%20purpose%20of%20producing%20it%20for%20fertilizers&f=false 12/21/2015
Paul Muller and the Nobel prize Paul Hermann Müller EncyclopaediaBritannica – Jan 2013 http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/396883/Paul-Hermann-Muller 12/21/2015
Rachel Carson Rachel Carson Chemical Heritage Foundation – undated http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/online-resources/chemistry-in-history/themes/public-and-environmental-health/environmental-chemistry/carson.aspx 12/21/2015
improved yields from industrialised farming Max Roser – ‘Land Use in Agriculture’ Published online at OurWorldInData.org – 2015 Retrieved from: http://ourworldindata.org/data/food-agriculture/land-use-in-agriculture/ [Online Resource] http://ourworldindata.org/data/food-agriculture/land-use-in-agriculture/#arable-land-per-crop-production-index-for-the-world-since-1961ref 12/10/2015
12% of people drank fruit juice 1970s FoodStandardAgency – undated http://tna.europarchive.org/20100929190231/http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/healthydiet/seasonsandcelebrations/howweusedtoeat/1970s/ 12/21/2015
% spend on food (16%-9%) Annual statistics about food and drink purchases in the UK gov.uk – Dec 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/family-food-statistics 12/3/2015
Expensive food helped spark the Tunisian revolution Let them eat baklava – Today’s policies are recipes for instability in the Middle East The Economist – Mar 2012 http://www.economist.com/node/21550328 12/21/2015
Calories to produce food 10 Calories in, 1 Calorie Out – The Energy We Spend on Food ScientificAmerican [blog] – Aug 2011 http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/2011/08/11/10-calories-in-1-calorie-out-the-energy-we-spend-on-food/ 12/21/2015
Top three uses of oil in agriculture Turning electricity into food: the role of renewable energy in the future of agriculture Bardi, Asmar, Lavacchi, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 53, Aug 2013, Pages 224-231 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652613002291 12/21/2015
Red diesel (rebated fuel) Agricultural vehicle licences and fuel gov.uk – Sep 2012 https://www.gov.uk/guidance/agricultural-vehicle-licences-and-fuel 12/21/2015
Potash Potash – Statistics and Information USGS – database http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/potash/ 12/3/2015
Phosphate Phosphate Rock Statistics and Information USGS – database http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/phosphate_rock/ 12/3/2015
Protective atmospheres Modified Atmosphere Packaging Mir, Beudry, Michigan State University – undated http://www.ba.ars.usda.gov/hb66/ModAtmospherePack.pdf 12/21/2015
Use of nitrogen to keep crisps fresh How Do Potato Chips Stay Fresh In The Bag? Indiana Public Media – Nov 2012 http://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/potato-chips-stay-fresh-bag/ 23/09/2016
How far British food travelled Food transport indicators gov.uk – Jan 2012 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/food-transport-indicators 12/3/2015
Food imports and exports Overseas trade in food, feed and drink gov.uk – Dec 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/overseas-trade-in-food-feed-and-drink 12/3/2015
Meat vs veg Diet for a low carbon planet TheWorldBank [blog] – Mar 2011 http://blogs.worldbank.org/climatechange/diet-low-carbon-planet 12/21/2015
CGIAR CGIAR CGIAR – undated http://www.cgiar.org/who-we-are/ 12/21/2015
Meat production uses 100 times as much water as growing veg The Meat Industry….Is it worth it? Fiorella Gardella, Seminar in Global Sustainability, University of California, Irvine, March 1999 http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/sustain/global/sensem/MeatIndustry.html 12/21/2015
Calories to produce meat vs veg Sustainability of meat-based and plant-based diets and the environment Pimentel and Pimental, Am J Clin Nutr September 2003 vol. 78 no. 3 660S-663S http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/78/3/660S.full 12/21/2015
Human milk is 0.8-0.9% protein The composition of human milk Jenness, Semin Perinatol, Jul 1979, 3(3) 225-39 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/392766 12/21/2015
FAO and WHO protein recommendation (developing world) Recommended intakes of nutrients FAO – undated http://www.fao.org/docrep/w0073e/w0073e08.htm 12/21/2015
Increase in meat consumption from 1961 to 2011 World meat consumption patterns: An overview of the last fifty years (1961–2011) Sans, P. Combris, Meat Science, Elsevier, May 2015 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0309174015300115# 12/21/2015
Food use and consumption. Calories consumed in developed vs developing nations World agriculture towards 2030/2050 Alexandrator and Jelle Bruinsma, ESA Working Paper, No 12-03, Jun 2012 www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/esa/Global_persepctives/world_ag_2030_50_2012_rev.pdf 12/21/2015
Asimov – Good Taste Good Taste Wikipedia – Mar 2015 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Taste 12/21/2015
close to meat and cost World’s first lab-grown burger is eaten in London BBC News – Aug 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23576143 12/13/2015
Lots of scientists are working on cultured meat The Burger of the Future Is Low-Fat, Cancer-Free, Cruelty-Free, Sustainable and Kosher tech.mic – Oct 2015 http://mic.com/articles/126237/lab-grown-burgers-are-low-fat-cancer-free-cruelty-free-sustainable-and-kosher#.zMMhKYgE7 12/13/2015
History of mico protein What is mycoprotein Commercial Website http://www.mycoprotein.org/ 12/21/2015
UK use of treated sewerage Managing sewage sludge, slurry and silage gov.uk – Jun 2013 https://www.gov.uk/managing-sewage-sludge-slurry-and-silage 12/21/2015
treated sewage is safe to use Greywater reuse for irrigation is safe, study shows ScienceDaily – Dec 2015 http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/12/151216151729.htm 12/23/2015
Farms in containers Mobile Growtainers Provide Controlled Environments for Farming in Shipping Containers Inhabitat – Mar 2012 (numerous commercial websites available) http://inhabitat.com/mobile-growtainers-provide-controlled-environments-for-farming-in-shipping-containers/ 12/21/2015
Vietnamese American urban farmers VEGGI Farmers Cooperative Cooperative website http://gopropeller.org/fellows/veggi-farmers-cooperative/ 12/21/2015
Community farming is light years ahead in the US (a tiny set of examples) Farming in the Bay: 10 Urban Agriculture Projects in San Francisco Food Tank – Dec 2013 http://foodtank.com/news/2013/12/farming-in-the-bay-10-urban-agriculture-projects-san-Francisco?utm_content=buffer7e4f9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer 12/21/2015
soiless agriculture – NASA Teens create automated aeroponics garden kit with NASA tech You Tube – Dec 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2EzPN3rIn4 12/21/2015
Large scale urban farms Vertical Farming and Urban Agriculture conference 2014, University of Nottingham You Tube – Oct 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2xyUsHSRdk 12/21/2015
Urban farm in London Farm the city – FARM: London Farm: – undated http://farmlondon.weebly.com/our-farms.html 14/02/2016
hornless cows in Minnosota Hornless cattle will herald a gene-editing revolution on farms New Scientist – Aug 2015 https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730344-000-hornless-cattle-will-herald-a-gene-editing-revolution-on-farms/ 12/10/2015
Tobacco farming around 4 million hectares Growing Tobacco World Health Authority – undated http://www.who.int/tobacco/en/atlas16.pdf 12/3/2015
Largest source of UK marijuana is homegrown Half a million cannabis growers in UK homes: Criminals are switching over from harder drugs because of more lenient jail sentences Mailonline – Oct 2013 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2460163/Half-million-cannabis-growers-UK-homes-Criminals-switching-harder-drugs-lenient-jail-sentences.html?ico=home^headlines 12/21/2015
African farmers will be able to feed the entire continent by 2030 Our Big Bet for the Future – Africa will be able to feed itself Bill and Melinda Gates – 2015 http://www.gatesnotes.com/2015-annual-letter?page=0&lang=en&WT.mc_id=01_21_2015_AIN_EM_domain_Top_13 12/21/2015
Food miles are not enough The ‘food miles’ fallacy Tim Wilson – Jul 2013 https://ipa.org.au/library/59_2_WILSON_FoodMiles.pdf 12/21/2015
Nottingham health trust The NUH Sustainable Development and Carbon Reduction Strategies: A Briefing Paper https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCkQFjAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nuh.nhs.uk%2Fhandlers%2Fdownloads.ashx%3Fid%3D16241&ei=Z-QbVb6HFaTf7AbZ_IDYCA&usg=AFQjCNHDUS2388uWlR6U0RUMC-LjfrhYnQ&sig2=ZWPf82JlD5B0Zmx76EBobw&bvm=bv.89744112,d.ZGU 12/21/2015
UK food waste Food Statistics – Pocketbook 2013 gov.uk – 2015 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/461296/foodpocketbook-2015report-17sep15.pdf 12/4/2015
10 – 30 % of supermarket energy comes from fridges Co-op supermarkets extend fridge door scheme TheGuardian – Dec 2012 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/dec/25/co-op-supermarkets-extend-fridge-door-scheme 12/21/2015
Supermarkets want a law Brrr! Why your supermarket is CHILLIER than the Arctic Dailymail – Jul 2013 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2378457/Brrr-Why-supermarket-CHILLIER-Arctic.html 12/21/2015