Human-Environmental Interaction Essay

Research one of the following crops:


Chia seeds

Aҫai ( I choose Acai)

Palm tree oil

Write a 500- to 800-word essay on the history of your selected crop, its growth in popularity, and how its popularity is impacting the environment.

Include how the food is tied to the culture of its place of origin and in the developed countries in which it is consumed. Answer the following questions:

What is its history in the primary places where it is harvested?

Has it historically been a part of human adaptation to the region’s natural environment?

What is currently happening in the process of planting, growing, harvesting, and selling this crop? Who is affected? How has the local population been affected?

What are the positive and negative aspects involved in the growing of this crop to meet market demands?