Human Food Chain | How you affect the food chain?

The human food chain is a group of organisms that are eaten, generally, by the next organisms in line. Organisms that eat animals in the human food chain are called secondary consumers.

Humans need a lot of nutrients and energy to remain healthy. The food that they eat is often used to describe the location of an organism within a food chain. These organisms are often referred to as trophic levels. Primary consumers are at the first trophic level, secondary consumers are at the second trophic level and so on.

A complete human food chain starts with plants. Plants eaten by humans are called fruits and vegetables, and when they eat these plants, humans are primary consumers. Most humans also eat animals further up the food chain. Even when the animals humans eat are not direct ancestors of the people who eat them, the chemistry of eating together can create a bond so strong that most historians consider it necessary for human life to exist at all.

Humans are part of the food chain called the human food chain. This food chain starts with plants – fruits and vegetables – consumed by humans for energy. Humans are primary consumers in this food chain. Humans also eat animals further up the food chain, which are called secondary consumers. Humans may also be either prey (a tertiary consumer) to another animal or feed for another animal which is a quaternary consumer.


  1. Which type of organism are you in the human food chain?
  2. Where are you in the food chain?
  3. What is your take on the whole food chain?
  4. Do you think the human food chain is a thing that should be continued?
  5. Can you think of one organism that is a consumer for another?
  6. Where in the food chain do you see yourself?
  7. Do you think about where you are on the food chain?
  8. What would you define as the lowest level in a food chain?
  9. What level are you on the food chain?
  10. Where do you think you’d be on the food chain?
  11. Can you describe the food chain of predators and prey in your area?

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