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Marc - Hunger & Global Food Security

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FAO
The Food and Agriculture Organization
Monsanto
Chemical and biotechnology firm
moratorium
A suspension of an ongoing or planned activity
PETA
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
hybrid
The offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock
hormone
Any of various similar substances found in plants and insects that regulate development
GMO
Genetically-Modified Organism
BSE
bovine spongiform encephalopathy or Mad Cow Disease
feedlot
A plot of ground on which livestock are fattened for market
scrapie
A usually fatal disease of sheep and goats
pemmican
dried and powdered meat and fat dish
BMI
Body Mass Index
coliform
Of or relating to the bacilli that commonly inhabit the intestines of humans and other vertebrates, especially the colon bacillus
pathogen
viruses and bacteria that cause disease
CJD
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a brain wasting disease
free-range
animals, especially poultry, that range freely for food, rather than being confined in an enclosure
cash crop
A crop, such as tobacco, grown for direct sale rather than for livestock feed
organic
Raised or conducted without the use of drugs, hormones, or synthetic chemicals
antibiotic
A substance that can destroy or inhibit the growth of other microorganisms
Eric Schlosser
Author of, "Fast Food Nation"

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