Project Questions

Cows are given (blank) to increase their milk production

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a. pesticides

b. hormones

c. synthetic milk

d. milk

B

Cows are given hormones to increasetheir milk production.

A common source of undercover footage shown by many of the groups was


a. FDA

b. US Government

c. PETA

d. SSDS

C

A common source of undercover footage shown by many of the groups was PETA.

Tyson was accused of


a. placing an all natural label on meat from animals treated with antibiotics and fed GMO corn

b. raising grass fed chickens

c. paying farmers too much for their cacao beans

d. farming organically

A

Tyson was accused of placing an all natural label on meat from animals treated with antibiotics and fed GMO corn.

Which of the following is NOT true about meat from cloned animals?


a. It may have already entered the food stream

b. the government states that it is safe for human consumption

c. it does not have to be labeled as cloned

d. it is easily distinguishable from meat that does not come from a cloned animal

D

A false fact about meat from cloned animals is that it is easily distinguishable from meat that does not come from a cloned animal

 

Which of the following is true about fish farming?


a. Fish farming increases pollution in the local aquatic environment

b. Farmed fish are more expensive than wild caught fish

c. Fish farming is very difficult as fish do not do well on land

d. Fish farming decreases the incidence of disease in the wild population

A

Fish farming increases pollution in the local aquatic environment.

Improved soil and reduction in pesticide use are benefits of


a. deforestation

b. synthetic farming

c. cloning animals

d. organic farming

D

Improved soil and reduction in pesticide use are benefits of organic farming.

Agriprocessors was accused of which of the following


a. mistreating animals and improperly slaughtering salad

b. mistreating workers and improperly slaughtering animals

c. bank fraud and pesticide use

d. all of the above

B

Agriprocessors was accused of mistreating workers and improperly slaughtering animals.

Macronutrients often found in fertilizers include


a. iron and potassium

b. nitrogen and phosphorus

c. hydrogen and helium

d. magnesium and sodium

B

Macronutrients often found in fertilizers include nitrogen and phosphorus.

One bovine (cattle) disease that may be spread by contaminated feed is


a. Rickets

b. Mad Cow

c. Sea Lice

d. GMO

B

One bovine (cattle) disease that may be spread by contaminated feed is mad cow.

Which of the following best defines a clone?


a. an abomination

b. a genetic process that results in an improved organism

c. a photocopy of an organism

d. an exact genetic copy

 

 

D

A clone is best described as an exact genetic copy.

Greenwashing would best be defined as


a. washing clothing with organic detergents

b. false advertising on a real estate ad

c. cutting trees

d. the deceptive use of green marketing

D

Greenwashing would best be defined as the deceptive use of green marketing

Why is pigment (dye) added to the diet of farm raised salmon?


a. consumers prefer farm raised salmon to taste like wild caught

b. farm raised salmon lack something in their diet that would give their flesh the color of wild caught

c. it increases the reproductive rate of the salmon

d. pigment is not added

B

Pigment is added to the diet of farm raised salmon because farm raised salmon lacks something in their diet that would give their flesh the color of wild caught

Organic farmers may use (blank) for mulch


a. newpapers

b. hydrogen peroxide

c. polyvinyl chloride (pvc)

d. roundup

 

A

Organic farmers may use newspapers for mulch.

Which of the following is NOT true about synthetic fertilizers?


a. synthetic fertilizers may contain copper and chlorine

b. synthetic fertilizers may lead to dead zones if used in excess

c. the production of synthetic fertilizers may increase the greenhouse effect

d. synthetic fertilizers may be used by organic farmers

D

Synthetic fertilizers may NOT be used by organic farmers.

According to shechita,


a. animals must be killed in a manner that maximizes pain and suffering

b. animals must be killed in a manner that minimizes pain and suffering

c. animals must not be killed

d. animals must be killed with a knife with two knotches 

B

According to shechita, animals must be killed in a way that minimizes pain and suffering.

One concern about the dairy practice is that calves are allowed to be fed a product derived from,


a. cow blood

b. cow milk

c. goat milk

d. salmon

A

One concern about the dairy practice is that calves are allowed to be fed a product derived from cow blood.

An advantage to cloning animals for meat is


a. it is cheap and easy

b. the product will be uniform

c. technology improves the breed

d. it reduces the need for farmers

 

B

An advantage to cloning animals for meat is the product will be uniform.

Young farmed fish face an increased risk of


a. being eaten by predators

b. consuming algal blooms

c. becoming infested with sea lice

d. developing weak fins

 

C

Young farmed fish face an increased risk of becoming infested with sea lice.

Which of the following is true about organic farming?


a. synthetic pesticides are not allowed

b. hydrogen peroxide may not be used

c. certification is simple to get

d. it is a great idea but there are no organic farms in the area

A

In organic farming  synthetic fertilizers may not be used.

Blue baby syndrome has been associated with


a. the use of artifical pigments in farmed fish

b. unethical slaughtering practices

c. greenwashing

d. the use of synthetic fertilizers

D

Blue baby syndrome has been associated with the use of synthetic fertilizers.

Many kosher slaughterhouses


a. buy their animals at the same auctions used by non kosher slaughterhouses

b. purchase sick cattle that are rejected by nonkosher slaughterhouses

c. have never been inspected by a rabbi

d. are located within 5 miles of new york city

A

Many kosher slaughterhouses buy their animals at the same auctions used by non kosher slaughterhouses

If a food label states that an item is organic,


a. you should check for organic certification to make sure the company is not green washing

b. you should assume the company is lying

c. you should look for documentaion of kashrut

d. you should purchase the item to show your lack of support for organic farming

A

If a food label states that an item is organic, you should check for organic certification to make sure the company is not green washing.