There are two major reasons for that inequity. It includes urban gardeners, urban consumers who are buying food from local farmers, consumers who have grown doubtful of the healthfulness, the trustworthiness, and the dependability of the corporate food system—people, in other words, who understand the value of being connected to land and place.
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Sign Up. Like this lesson Share. Subsistence agriculture , as it is called, first emerged from the transition from hunting and gathering, around 12,000 to 10,000 years ago, to settled agriculture. It follows that as incomes increase, a smaller fraction of the total resources of society is required to produce the amount of food demanded by the population.
These examples are from the Cambridge English Corpus and from sources on the web. Industrial Age Agrarian Economies The first important change in agrarian economies came with the development of new agricultural technologies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries during the Industrial Revolution.
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