Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAgriculture · 5 months ago

Do you think farming and agriculture techniques and how to maintain a garden and crops should get taught in schools?

Think about it: we imported over $4.6 billion in food from China such as fruits and veggies in 2017, and if you don't believe me, look it up yourself. Before too long, we'll have nothing to eat. It's coming. If China goes down, we go down. We get nearly everything from China; nearly all of our products and food. Look it up if you don't believe it. It's on the internet. 

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
    Favourite answer

    It is a dangerous situation if a country cannot feed its citizens without importing food from other countries,  Likely if you were say America were importing $4.6 Billion in food that the food is foods that are out of season in America.  Before modern food transporting many foodstuffs like fruits were not available certain times of the year where they are in other countries at that time so importers bring in those fruits or foodstuffs during those periods where it is out of season in America.

      Countries like England and Japan have to import huge amounts of food as they cannot produce all they need to feed their people.  This is ok during the safe times but as happened in WW2 England was struggling to feed their people as trade was being hampered by the war.

      You are correct though the world has become too dependent on cheap Chinese products and it is time people stopped just looking at the cheap price of Chinese goods and started to understand buying cheap Chinese goods is propping up a huge Chinese military and a less than trustworthy communist country that if not slowed down soon with cause many problems for other countries.  Already China is flexing its military muscle and it is time we started to manufacture our own goods again and accept we will have to pay more for them but the benefits are a much higher employment, a much stronger economy, better services for the people and a much stronger military to keep countries like China in their place and acting decently.  Isn't that worth paying more for a locally made product than watching you money go overseas to prop up a less than trustworthy government with a huge military.

  • Anonymous
    1 day ago

    Any food the U.S imports was, is and ever shall be grown in the U.S.  Any food China does not produce can easily be grown in the U.S.  The U.S has so much food it has great difficulty limiting production and storing what is produced. The U.S fed  England and Europe in WW1 and WW2.  The U.S fed half of Russia in WW2.  The U.S. fed most of India and China for two years in the 1950s.  The U.S. feeds millions in Africa every day and has fed them every day for the last 60 years.  The U.S. even fed tens of millions in Russia when Stalin asked.   Question:  Why did you not learn that in public grade school?

  • 2 weeks ago

    Yes, school and higher education, including university and over, is the best way to to get the best in anything you do in life

  • 4 months ago

    As most of us knows that Agriculture plays a vital role in the Indian economy. Over 70 per cent of the rural households depend on agriculture. Agriculture is an important sector of Indian economy as it contributes about 17% to the total GDP and provides employment to over 60% of the population.therefore it must be taught in schools because it gives chance to get their hands muddy in primary school. Seeing plants grow and yield fruits will be excellent experiential learning which may trigger an interest in farming.

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  • 5 months ago

    I'm not sure who "we" is, but I'm guessing you're talking about the United States.

    In 2017, yes, the US imported about $4.5 billion worth of food products from China. However, we exported $19.5 billion of agricultural products TO China. 

    So, I'm not worried about us having nothing to eat because of food imports from China. We don't import "nearly all our products and food" from China. We import a lot of consumer goods and electronics from them, sure, but food? Not really. 

    Source(s): USDA Foreign Agricultural Service data
  • 5 months ago

    We probably sell more food to China than we buy from them - - or did before Trump mucked things up. As far as learning how to raise food, you CAN learn, if you want to. Despite having been raised in the city, I attended the NYS School of Agriculture.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Questions about the answerer are not allowed here, but yes, children should learn where their food comes from.

    and their clothes, coffee, tobacco, palm-oil...

  • ?
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Not true. We import very little food from China. Most food imports are from Mexico and further south, especially in winter.

    Fruits and veggies would spoil on the long trip from China. And flying them would be way too expensive.Look it's on the internet. 

    EDITED: we do teach farming in schools. Many high schools have FFA  ( Future Farmers of America) groups, 4H. Almost every state in the US has a land grant university based on educating people to grow, care for, market food crops. Look at Ok State, Tex A&M (Agriculture & Mechanics), name a few.

  • 5 months ago

    google: the United States imports about 15 percent of its overall food supply.

    15% is not much, and most of that, my guess, is from Canada and Mexico, not China.

  • 5 months ago

    I don't know what school you go to but we learn this stuff in school as a requirement

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