Professor Fedick, went over a brief history of our Favorite Foods and Plant Domestication. He discussed the agricultural differences between the ancient agriculture that relied in natural availability, like the maya, and the modern industrial-dependent agricultural techniques that rely on diversification of domestication via genetic mutations.
In your opinion and based from our class discussions and readings, how is one’s lifestyle impacted when people are no longer dependent on growing food anymore? In other words, how has this disconnect from our food system affected our way of life (ie. hunter-gatherer to domesticating cultivators)? How has this impacted the growing process of seeds, from replanting and following the natural cycle to the development of genetically modified seeds (that do not reproduce)?