food chain



Linkages of organisms within an ecosystem, in which each link feeds on the one before it and is fed on by the one after it. Only the first link in the chain (called herbage) is a producer and all the rest are consumers. Different food chains intertwine with one another and form the intricate networks called food webs.

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  • All living things are part of a food chain that usually starts from a plant and ends with a large creature.

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  • I am confident that humans will always be the dominant species considering we are at the top of the food chain.

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  • Human beings are at the top of the food chain ever since mastering the creation and use of tools in which to hunt and defend themselves from predators.

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