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Sustainable Agriculture: The Ethical Choice for the Future - Sustainable Agriculture: The Ethical Choice for the Future Thesis: The idea of sustainable agriculture is a legitimate, logical, and necessary approach to the new concerns and problems stemming from current agricultural trends in light of impending global food shortages and rapid depletion of natural resources. Introduction Agriculture has been a principal source of obtaining food to meet basic needs of humans for thousands of years. More recently, with the industrialization of agriculture, increased efficiency, and a decreased need for small rural farmers, there has been a resulting disconnect of consumers to the process in which their food is produced....   [tags: Environment]
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Community Supported Agriculture - Community Supported Agriculture Walking through the aisles of many grocery stores, labels such as "organic," "all-natural," and "dairy-free" describe an ever-increasing number of products on the shelf. A growing interest in healthy eating has spurred the manufacture of these commodities, but they are often so highly priced that many of the shoppers cannot justify fitting the extra cost into their budgets. In addition, though these goods have been organically produced, they may have traveled long distances to reach the shelf, increasing price and reducing their freshness, not to mention the environmental damage caused by burning fossil fuels during transportation....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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United States Agriculture - Agriculture was the most important economic activity in America from the founding of Virginia in 1607 to about 1890. Although farming declined rapidly in relative economic importance in the twentieth century, U.S. agriculture continued to be the most efficient and productive in the world. Its success rested on abundant fertile soil, a moderate climate, the ease of private land ownership, growing markets for farm produce at home and abroad, and the application of science and technology to farm operations....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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New Zealand's Agriculture - It is safe to say that New Zealand is largely a farming nation since farming makes up a high percentage of the country's export earnings. The country's climate ranges from regions in the north that are considered "warm subtropical", to "cool and temperate" in the south. These diverse areas allow for numerous kinds of farming which are vital to New Zealand's economy. All over the country there are deer, llama, ostrich, goat, cattle and sheep farms, and though they get no subsidies from the government, they still play a large part in contributing to overseas markets with their beef, wool, dairy products, other meats, hides, venison (from deer), and goat fiber....   [tags: Climate Environment New Zealand Essays Papers]
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Historical Analysis Of Adding Agriculture Into Colleges - The number of ways that a person can communicate an idea today is endless. With the advanced technology and numerous sources of transportation, it isn't difficult to be anywhere talking to anyone in days at most. What these two articles, The Burlington Railroad and Agricultural Policy in the 1920's by C. Clyde Jones and President Draper Gets a College of Agriculture in Spite of Himself by Jackson E. Towne, showed me was that communicating anything at all was a challenge and while challenging, a major problem at hand was the issue of agriculture education....   [tags: Education] 912 words
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Ancient Egyptian Agriculture. - Ancient Egyptian Agriculture There are many valid points to be made in Ancient Egyptian agriculture. Irrigation, ploughing and planting, harvesting, and of course, crops. These will be some of the subtopics I will be touching upon in this essay of ancient Egyptian agriculture. Irrigation When the Nile is overflowing, it floods the Delta and the lands called Libyan and Arabian, for a distance of a journey of two days from both banks in places, and sometimes, sometimes less. I could not learn anything about its nature, neither from the priests nor from anyone else....   [tags: essays research papers] 1076 words
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Plowing New Soil with World Agriculture - Plowing New Soil with World Agriculture Since agriculture began to be developed nearly 10,000 years ago, people throughout the world have discovered the food value of wild plants and animals, and domesticated and bred them (Early Civilization). Today, people go to the market or grocery store to pick up cereal, rice, bread, meat, fruit, vegetables, and olives. People hardly ever think of where the food generally comes from. Most of the food that is found in the grocery store wouldn't be possible without world agriculture....   [tags: Papers] 2600 words
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Community Supported Agriculture - Community Supported Agriculture In the past few decades, Christians have gradually and increasingly acknowledged that human relationship to the natural world should be included in theology. However, this theology has still enjoyed only limited development and acceptance (Cobb 82). Humanity needs to further its understanding of itself as an integral constituent of creation, rather than seeing itself as above, below or outside creation. According to the prophetic tradition of the Hebrew Bible, humanity is an inextricable part of nature....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]
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New Changes and Emerging Disturbances to Agriculture - ... Even though fire is an effective means to reduce pests and diseases cycles as well as to reduce potential for residue decomposition bottleneck, however frequent fires as is happening in Mzimba is alters species succession and soil resources quality (Snapp and Pound, 2008). Exposing farmland to intense heat reduces nitrogen inputs into the system and increases nitrogen loss through volatilization and this reduces the resilience of the soil resources. Nevertheless, in order to salvage the situation, the government and other stakeholders are promoting sustainable agricultural management practices and developing policies that are aimed at improving the soil resources degradation so that the...   [tags: fertilizer, sustainability, stakeholders] 1210 words
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South Africa: Crops, Rainfall and Agriculture - ... Farmers will find it increasingly tough to rise productivity to encounter the producing demand for food. This highlights the demand for sound cropping and rangeland creation habits to retain dirt integrity even though these forecasted intense rainfall events. South Africa falls short of other countries, such as India, where arable land covers 53% of the country. Water availability is the single most important factor that limits agricultural production in South Africa. Declining farming profitability and water scarcity (drought, declining rainfall or over-demand for water) has left South Africa with less than two-thirds of the number of farms it had in the early 1990s....   [tags: Irrigation, Grazing] 1982 words
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Sierra Leone: The Effects of Working for the Mining Industry Instead of in Agriculture - ... This is a cause for concern as the youths choosing the mining industry has created a shortage in food in Sierra Leone. With a shortage in food the price of food rises which creates poverty among the lower class. The average income of Sierra Leone citizen is “501 USD” (UN Data, 2011) this means a price change has a serious impact on poverty within the country as their income is so low. This issue has began to draw attention from the government as they have taken steps to reduce the problem by “providing them with seeds and tools” (Fanthorpe Richard, 2011)....   [tags: food security in the Gobal South] 1191 words
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Ishmael: Religion and Agriculture Destructive Towards Man’s Future - Ishmael: Religion and Agriculture Destructive Towards Man’s Future Since the beginning of time, man has lived a hunter-gatherer lifestyle, supporting himself by hunting animals and living off the land around him. This lifestyle is considered to be living in the hands of the gods. Meaning, the gods decide man’s fate, including who should live and who should die, and what resources would be available to him. As a result, man was considered equal to animals, neither one was more powerful than the other....   [tags: Literature Review] 1369 words
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Study of Genotype X Environment Intraction in Asiatic Cotton Gossypium Arboreum - Cotton is known as “White Gold”. Gossypium arboreum belongs to family Malvaecae with diploid set of genome have 13 chromosome number. Genotype × environment (GE) interactions have major role in development of improved cultivars. A cultivar is said to be commercially successful, if it performs well across the range of environments in which it grows. The differential response of a genotype or cultivar for a given trait across environments is defined as the genotype × environment interaction (G × E)....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Answers to Three Questions About Climate Change, Food Supply and Agriculture - ... The Guardian. The grain reserves in the US are dangerously low. This means that if there is any sort of severe weather, such as a drought or heat wave, in the major grain exporting countries, a global hunger crisis could be set off. The problem behind this shortage is not just due to the unreliable weather but from the fact that we are not producing as much crop as we are taking in. our food consumption has surpassed the amount we are producing for six of the past eleven years. The demand is growing so fast that action must be taken soon, lest we want to begin a food shortage....   [tags: Sustainable, Crops]
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North Korea' Command Economy is Based on Agriculture and Natural Resources - ... Areas who are failing in crop raising are used for livestock raising. The sea is where North Koreans get most of their protein. The main sea life caught are shellfish, yellow-tail, pike, herring, pollack, sardines and mackerel. North Korea has a wealth of natural resources its terrain is mostly hilly and mountainous. They have an amplitude amount of mineral deposits, it is estimated that about 200 minerals are of economic value. The Key ones are iron ore and coal, the greater highlight are magnesite, zinc, lead and gold which have led to extradition....   [tags: farmers, livestock, export] 639 words
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Students with School Gardens Have Better Understanding of Agriculture and Food Sources - School gardens are being implemented in elementary, middle, and some high schools around the country to provide a valuable hands-on learning experience for students. The increasing number of food-related problems in today's society, such as obesity, eating disorders, diseases, and a general disconnect from food sources, have contributed to these schools' desire to develop awareness and understanding in coming generations. The schools have been using gardens to bring children closer to the food they eat, by teaching planting, nourishing, harvesting and cooking the food they grow....   [tags: School gardens, education, gardening, food sources] 1594 words
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Flour Manufacturing - Wheat is now farmed on more land than any commercial crop and has become one of the most crucial dietary foundations for humans. Originally, wheat was not used for bread making but rather for course gruel or porridge. It was not until it was discovered that the wheat could be ground down to fine flour that bread making was not prepared. (Curtis) The Ancient Romans were the first to mass-produce wheat into flour. To make the flour the Ancient Romans, used baskets made with horsehair or papyrus to sift out the wheat particles before it could be ground down....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Agricultural Determinism: How Mode of Production Shapes Society - ... This allows them to influence and often completely administer the tribe's decision making. Once there is a system in place which reinforces the supremacy and jurisdiction of a few over many, it naturally follows that it will create a positive feedback loop which fortifies the sovereignty even further (Diamond). As a result of this control, those in charge now have the ability to determine who will be responsible for carrying out each of the tasks directly related with the operation of the community....   [tags: the impact of agriculture on the world] 1622 words
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Potential and Challenges for Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils. - Agriculture occupies a larger portion of global land area (about 35%) than any other human activity (Betts and Falloon, 2007). Agriculture soil stocks have been suggested as potential measure to sequester atmospheric CO2 to help stabilize its concentration in atmosphere and has been estimated that 0.4-0.9 Pg C year-1 can be sequestrated within global agricultural soils (Paustian et al., 1998). This has been supported by the fourth assessment made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, that identified agriculture as among the economic sectors having the greatest near-term (by 2030) greenhouse gas mitigation potential, largely via soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration (Smith et al...   [tags: Agriculture, Climate Change] 503 words
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How important is Tourism and Agriculture for the Dominican Republic economy. - Thesis Statement How important is Tourism and Agriculture for the Dominican Republic economy. Outline Agriculture • One of the base of Dominican economy • 35% labor force • Produces of Dominican Republic are; coffee, cacao, tobacco, cotton, rice, beans, potatoes, etc. • The Dominican agriculturists are responsible for supplying most of the Dominican food to the population. Tourism • One of the most important aspects I the Dominican economy. • Because of location, Dominicans people and climate, Dominican Republic is one of the most visited countries in the Caribbean by tourists....   [tags: essays research papers] 1867 words
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Safe Alternative to Toxic Chemicals Used in Agriculture - Safe Alternative to Toxic Chemicals Used in Agriculture   "Let the earth bring forth vegetation: every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it. ‘And so it happened: the earth brought forth every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it. God saw how good it was’" (Genesis 1:11-12). The world once consisted of a "Garden of Eden" where all was good and pure. Weather or not you believe in the Catholocists theory of how the earth was created is irrelevant....   [tags: Environment Environmental Pollution Preservation]
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American Agriculture Needs a Free-Market System - American Agriculture Needs a Free-Market System The words to the famous old children’s song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” are due for a revision. The new lines should read “Old MacDonald had a farm . . . with a lawyer here, and an accountant there, and everywhere a new federal program and regulation.” Not quite as poetic, but definitely more appropriate. The current state of agribusiness consists of an incredibly complex mix of subsidies, price supports, and bureaucratic regulations that could confound the most knowledgeable business minds....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays] 2023 words
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Ecuador’s Economy: Oil and Agriculture, Overdependence - Ecuador’s Economy: Oil and Agriculture, Overdependence One of the main features of Ecuador ’s economy is its dependence on only a few key export commodities, most importantly oil and bananas. Oil accounts for approximately 40% of the export economy, while bananas are responsible for about 17%, and Ecuador is the largest producer of bananas in the world. The rest of the economy is mostly based on less important agricultural exports, such as shrimp and flowers, which account for 6% and 4% of exports respectively....   [tags: Ecuador Environment Economics Essays Papers]
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Small Farms Are the Key to the Future of Sustainable Agriculture - ... This Malthusian Dilemma experienced by the hunter-gatherers was population pressure that created the next step for the egg’s evolution within the world food system. Privatization is the longest period of the egg’s historical evolution spanning from around 5,000 B.C.E. to the early twentieth century. During this period domestication of plants and animals lead to a farming, which resulted in surplus and eventually the class system. In 5,000 B.C.E., China became the first country in the world to domesticate chickens....   [tags: food as an industrial commodity] 2114 words
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Soft Fruit Growers - 1. Use the following headings to identify the constraints faced by the growers of soft-fruit in this case: _ Marketing _ Operations _ Human Resources Marketing: The case briefly mentions that there were successful promotions which gave raise in demand .However, these promotions were at the time of the crops maturity and that led to unsuccessful promotions .As well as this, there has been a lack of distribution channels which affected price of the product upwards. In terms soft fruit , out of season , fruit is exported from warmer countries , However , fruit taste changes , so that , it might be a strong influence on the loyal consumer who used to eat a superior taste of the original...   [tags: Agriculture] 1461 words
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Genetic Engineering: The Application of GMOs in Agriculture and in Food Production - Since the beginning of genetic engineering, the technology has been thought of as unpredictable and harmful to human health. Nearly every person that hears the terms genetically modified immediately thinks that there is a risk involved, and this “myth” has been around since the introduction of genetically engineered foods in 1996. “According to this myth, members of the public are concerned because they think that genetic modification is ‘unnatural’. They do not realize that humans, through breeding, have been manipulating the genetic make-up of crops and farm animals for 10,000 years.” (Marris 1)....   [tags: accuracy, tolerance to cold, technology]
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Agricultural Adjustment Act - The Agricultural Adjustment Association is a New Deal agency tasked in establishing a new act called the Agricultural Adjustment Act that helped the American economy thrive administrated by economists and agricultural engineers without giving farmers there story on economics. Furthermore, to encourage great purchasing power and durable prices for farmers this notion of stable supply and demand affected prices of farm commodities. “Low prices on cattle and hog, five-cent cotton, and twenty-five-cent-a bushel of wheat would leave Oklahoma’s 203,000 farm families in dire distress” (1)....   [tags: AAA, farming, agriculture, economics] 605 words
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Advanced Technologies in Ancient China and Egypt - ... In Ancient Egypt, paper, also known as ‘papyrus’ was made out beaten strips of papyrus plant. On the other hand, the paper that was made in Ancient China was not made out of papyrus plant or wood pulp. Instead the Chinese first made paper out of hemp fiber and silk but found the quality to be far from satisfactory so, in 105 A.D, paper with worn fishnet, bark, and cloth. These materials were essay to find and the cost of processing paper out of materials were much cheaper than making paper out of hemp fiber and silk....   [tags: paper, agriculture ] 583 words
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Strategically Siting Constructed Wetlands to Target Nitrate Removal - Strategically Siting Constructed Wetlands to Target Nitrate Removal: A GIS Method Applied to an Agricultural Watershed in West Central Indiana Intensification of agricultural practices in the Midwest has led to increased nutrient losses in surface runoff and subsurface drainage, impacting downstream water quality and the problem of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. Nitrate losses are especially significant in heavily tile drained land, characteristic of west central Indiana. Constructed wetlands have been shown to be effective in reducing nitrate loads leaving Midwestern crop land....   [tags: Environment, Agriculture] 1748 words
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Farm Bureau Leading the Challenge - ... Farm Bureau has always been very active in legislation, speaking up about the need of farmers, from topics ranging from tax reform, to labor and water resources. A current major legislative act Farm Bureau is involved with is The Clean Water Act. The Clean Water Act was created in 1972 to limit federal jurisdiction over bodies of waters such as large lakes, stream and rivers. This act was considered fine until the Environmental Protection Agency, also known as the EPA, wanted to expand its jurisdiction to cover ditches, farm ponds, erosional features, etc....   [tags: the voice of agriculture]
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The Ignorance of Media and Public about Genetically Modified Food - The year is 2080. The world’s population has doubled while its production of food has not. Amongst the echoes of deprivation, the smell of starvation is rampant. Crime, driven by a need for nourishment and self-preservation is everywhere. They are desperate, desperate for anything to eat. It doesn’t have to be “organic” anymore. In order to meet the demands of a growing global population, the world’s farmers have been required to grow more food, in less time, and with less land than ever before....   [tags: GMOs, Agriculture]
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The Dust Bowl: An Agricultural Disaster Caused by Lack of Knowledge - The Dust Bowl delivered an immense agricultural and economic blow to the Great Plains and exacerbated what was left of the U.S economy during the great Depression (NASA). Massive dust storms destroyed just about everything from crops, devastating farms, thus destroying the livelihood and careers of thousands of farmers. This resulted in even more downfall of the U.S. economy during the Great Depression. The Dust Bowl happened around 1930 in the Great Plains due to the farmers over cultivating the land and causing soil to erode....   [tags: Dust Bowl, agriculture, USA. history,] 739 words
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Diefference between Organic and Conventional Agriculure - ... In contrast organic agriculture utilize more polyculture methods by growing several different crops intermixed in the same space. Polyculture methods allow for the different phases of agriculture to be completed through use of man power or work animals due to the variation in the maturation of each crop. Another difference in the use of fossil fuels between the types of agriculture is the methods used for fertilization and pest control. Conventional agriculture uses vast amounts of artificial fertilizers and pest control substances that require fossil fuels either for production or transportation....   [tags: farming methods] 2121 words
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Class Structure, Warfare, Family Life, Religious Practices, and Agriculture Are Aspects of the Aztec’s culture - ... Below the nobles were the commoners. Most commoners were farmers ,while others were craftspeople. The highest ranked commoner was the pochteca. They went far to get distant goods and served as spies. They have special privileges such as owning land and sending their kids to noble school. After them were the peasants. About one third of the population were peasants. They would lend their service to the nobles. Slaves were on the bottom of the class structure. They were prisoners of war, lawbreakers, or debtors....   [tags: chinampas, empire, central america] 636 words
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Agricultural Effects of the Drip Irrigation System - The article evaluates the efficiency, effectiveness, social, economic and environmental impacts of the drip irrigation system. The drip irrigation system has the potential to increase the agricultural productivity and also to reduce water usage required for irrigation. It is a system of pipes and tubing located under the soil. Water is passed through these pipes which end at near the roots of the plants. This makes the water loss minimal. Initial stage is designing the system and its installation follows it....   [tags: agriculture, farming, environment]
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Reforms in Chinese Agriculture Have Had Its Successes and Failures Over Time. - Reforms in Chinese Agriculture have had its successes and failures over time. Originally, the agricultural sector was operating under a centrally planned system and now it is working its way to a market-oriented agricultural sector. In this paper the focus is going to be on the positive and or negative effects of the Great Leap Forward Movement, The Cultural Revolution, the commune system, and, the "responsibility system." Furthermore, the performance of grain production over the period of 1952 to 1988 will be briefly discussed....   [tags: Asian History] 1076 words
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Arguing that Stolypin was Successful in His Plan to Modernize Russian Agriculture - Arguing that Stolypin was Successful in His Plan to Modernize Russian Agriculture During the time of Nicholas the second, the government was losing all control, the smell of revolution was in the air, the Tsar was under immense pressure not only from the citizens but from the army. In 1906 Pyotr (Peter) Stolypin was given power, as the new Prime Minister of Russia. He realized that reform was essential if autocracy was to survive. He believed he could create the stable society that would support the Tsar....   [tags: Papers] 806 words
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New Roots for Agricultural Technology - New Roots for Agricultural Technology "There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings." So begins the excerpt in Pojman from Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. Carson asks us to envision the human ecological harmony that may be the ultimate fantasy of most environmentalists. This allows us to refresh our vision and strengthen our inspiration to fight for this ideal, as she then describes the possibilities of destruction which may await this community....   [tags: Agriculture Farm Farming Essays]
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Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) - The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) represents the set of policies that the European Economic Community first and the European Union, after, have adopted in the agricultural sector conceiving it as a strategic field to achieve an equal and stable development in the Member States. This sector's peculiarities caused agriculture to become the most integrated productive sector at the European level, the one in which the EU action supersedes the Member States' activity more intensively and more frequently....   [tags: Italy, agriculture, Europe, market, EU, support]
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What are Mycotoxins? - ... First described in 1988, fumonisins are synthesized by the process of amino acid alanine condensation into an acetate-derived precursor. They are produced by different Fusarium species, especially Fusarium verticillioides, Fusarium proliferatum, and Fusarium nygamai. The most significant species in the economic point of view is Fusarium verticillioides, which develops itself in the form of a corn endophyte in plant tissues such as the vegetative one. In proper conditions (weather, specific genotypes, insect activity) it can induce 'seedling blight, stalk rot, and ear rot'....   [tags: Agriculture, Toxins] 862 words
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Factory Farming - Industrialization has revolutionized America’s economy. Mass production allows products in demand to be easily available for purchase. But at what point does this system cross the line. It is one thing to mass produce electronics and clothing, for example, but applying mass production to the meat industry is entirely different. In order to generate the most profit, livestock are killed systematically at a massive scale on an assembly line. These animals are treated as nothing more than objects that can be processed, packaged, and sold to a consumer....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Theories of the Causes of the Neolithic Theory - ... As farming grew, humans created tools that would help them with the process. They created tools that would help them with grinding, created pots to assist them in storing water, and used pottery to invent other forms of storage and cooking. The changes were feasible because of human civilizations and organization, not non-human factors. V. Gordon Childe sided with the non-human factors. He believed that the Neolithic was a revolution; the changes were quick. He observed that during the Long Summer the weather was warmer and wetter....   [tags: agriculture, civilization, climate] 869 words
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The History of the Large, Agrarian Country of Romania - ... Large numbers of peasants were moved from the countryside to cities never to work the land again, never to pass on the knowledge and skills to their children. To these days the word ‘cooperative’ has a negative connotation for the rural society within Romania. Toward the end of 1989, the communist regime came to an end. However the agricultural system remained unchanged. Most of the large state farm cooperatives were privatized and ended up being bought by the same people that used to own and operate them....   [tags: agriculture, communist, organic market] 531 words
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A Short History of the World J. M. Roberts - In A Short History of the World J. M. Roberts argues, “The Coming of Agriculture changed life so much and so deeply that nothing since would have been possible without it” (Roberts 1993, 22). Prior to the emergence of agriculture, and "for most of human history, people lived in relatively small groups, gathering, fishing, and hunting what they needed from their immediate environments" (Goucher and Walton 2013, 36). Because of the unpredictable nature of this way of life, hunting, gathering and fishing could not sustain large groups of people for extended periods of time....   [tags: agriculture, production, climatic changes]
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How Farmers in India Can Benefit from Mobile Commerce - M -commerce or mobile commerce is a young concept which can be viewed as a subset of e-commerce made possible by the widespread adoption of portable, handheld devices as mobile phones. In present scenario M Commerce has been entered in various sectors as finance, services, retails, and telecommunication and information technology services. In these sectors-Commerce is not only being widely accepted but also it is becoming more popular mode of business/commerce. Now, it’s turn to enter in agriculture sector....   [tags: agriculture, telecom, risks] 1959 words
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The Worse Mistake in Human History - ... The lifestyle of the hunter-gatherer made it very difficult for women to have more than one child at a time since she had to breastfeed and carry them as she foraged for food and moved along with the band to various locations. Therefore a typical hunter-gatherer woman had a child roughly every four to five years which then allowed the young child to keep up with the adults if she had another (Schultz & Lavenda ). Agriculture requires a sedentary lifestyle and once this shift was made women no longer had to carry their children wherever they went....   [tags: transition from hunting to agriculture]
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The Impact of Soil Erosion and Land Degradation in Ethiopia - ... The prolonged use of these resources was not as anticipated. The poor performance of agriculture in many low income countries is due to the deterioration of the natural resource base. The major problem which limiting the development of the agricultural sector is the land degradation which is caused by soil erosion as well as nutrient depletion. This is an enormously serious problem especially in the tropical steep lands where rain fed agriculture comprises the major livelihoods of the people....   [tags: nutrients, socioeconomic, agriculture] 517 words
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Save the planet by cutting down on meat? - In his article, Johnson (2008) satirically expresses opposition to the former UN climate chief suggestion that the whole of human race should shun meat and consider converting vegetarianism, so as to, save earth from climate change. In response to this, Johnson argues that, he is simply not converting to vegetarianism just because the former UN climate chief had asked the whole of the human race to avoid meat. UN-FAO figures propose that, meat production puts more Green House Gases (GHG’s herein after) than the general global transport network....   [tags: agriculture,vegetarianism, ghg]
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Hungry for a Change: Factory Farms - Everyone has heard the horror stories of what goes on in industrial agriculture, or factory farms. Animals are shoved around, in lines, all awaiting their eminent slaughter for the production of meat products. Workers throw baby pigs around and abuse the animals just because they can. Groups such as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are adamant that the factory farms get shut down and do everything they can to get the public known of the horrors that go on. However, what most people do not realize is that farms are still agriculture and agriculture is necessary for the production of crops, meat, and other nutrients necessary to survive....   [tags: Sustainable Agriculture, Animal Abuse]
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Effects of Human Capital on Maize Production in Ghana - ... The following were the scope of the GLSS 5: • Household: Housing characteristics, agricultural inputs, crop production, expenditure on food items consumed, assets, savings and loans; • Individuals: Demographic characteristics like education, health, economic activity, migration and tourism of individuals in the household; and • Community: Demographic characteristics of rural communities, economy and infrastructure, education, health and agriculture. Works Cited Becker, G. S. 1964. Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis....   [tags: agriculture, economic growth and development]
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Analysis of Naim and Jabar Documentary - ... His family did not had land for farming and agriculture. As we mentioned that jabar’s family was doing agriculture and they were working on lands and growing wheat and crops. Also, at that time there were lack of agricultural machineries, instead they were using animals like cows and other big animals on their lands for preparing the lands for cultivations. This shows that how much that village was poor that people of that village still do not use the new technology. Moreover, there were luck of secondary school for more education....   [tags: agriculture, family, villages] 531 words
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Economy in Early American Civilizations: Maya, Aztecs and Inca - The economic systems of early American societies were very similar. One of these societies, the Mayans, lived in southern Mexico and northern Central America from the 3rd to the 10th century CE, and they relied on the trade of goods such as obsidian and crops such as cacao beans. Another American civilization was the Aztec civilization. They were located in the Valley of Mexico around the 13th to 16th century CE, and they used slash-and-burn farming to plant crops to trade. The Inca Empire existed from the 13th to the 16th century CE along the Pacific coast of South America near the Andes Mountains....   [tags: Agriculture, Trade, Indigenous people]
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Historical Descriptions of the Lower Peace River District - ... Because the Peace River Country is located at the northwestern Alberta, it has an abundant oil and gas resources. With the fast development of oil and gas, the local air quality is rapidly declining and will directly affect human health because the fumes and dust which is created by the flaring process will result in various diseases. Identically, when the waste gases are released by industries enter the water system, the water will get polluted. Moreover, The water in the Peace region is scarce because it is the headwaters collection area for all water flowing north to the arctic....   [tags: peace river, vegetation, agriculture] 759 words
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The True Nature of Organic Foods - Since the late 1990’s there has been a significant rise in the popularity of organic foods. The industry has risen from 3.7 billion dollars in 1997 to over 25.6 billion dollars in 2010. (Smith-Spangler, 2012, pp. 348-366)This increase is due to a market switch as more Americans look for healthier foods for their families. This shift in the market has built around a fear of harmful ingredients and chemicals in foods. The organic foods are built around this health factor as the industry heavily markets the benefits of their foods....   [tags: organic food, market, agriculture] 1803 words
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Varying Cultural Structures in Homer's The Illiad and The Odyssey - ... Furthermore, the notion of “The two men rushed before these [The Elders], and took turns speaking their cases” (Iliad 18.508) supports the presence of a judicial system based on laws. While in the Odyssey, Odysseus starts by accusing the Cyclops of being “Lawless outrageous” (Odyssey 9.105) this account foreshadows one of the aspects of the Cyclops culture, which is the lack of laws. Therefore, this lack of laws indicates the absence of an ordered structure of the culture, unlike the city displayed on Hephaestus’ shield....   [tags: judicial, agriculture, economics]
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Taking a Look at Discrimination - ... Yet those concerns were played down as the compensation effort grew. Though the government has started requiring more evidence to support some claims, even now people who say they were unfairly denied loans can collect up to $50,000 with little documentation. They still found the loop holes they needed. As a senator, Barack Obama supported expanding compensation for black farmers, and then as president he pressed for $1.15 billion to pay those new claims. Then Other groups quickly escalated their demands for similar treatment....   [tags: racial bias by Agriculture Department] 981 words
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The Poor Amid Plenty in Nigeria - Introduction Nigeria, popularly known as the Giant of Africa is a nation located in the western part of Africa along the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf of Guinea. Its land boundary is with Benin to the west, Chad and Cameroon to the eastern part and Niger to the northern side. Nigeria's main indigenous groups are Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba. It is the most populous country in Africa, with a current population growth rate of 2.7% and an estimated population of about 175 million, according to the National Bureau of Statistics....   [tags: poverty, nigerian people, agriculture]
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The Benefits of Organic Farming - Organic farming has mushroomed drastically in importance and influence worldwide from its modest beginnings in the first half of the last century. Organic farming is production of food and livestock without the use of herbicides, pesticides, weedicides, fertilizers or genetically modified organism and use natural resources such as manure and compost instead. In other words, it is a production system which maintains the quality of soil ecosystem as well as human beings. According to IOWA State University, “the chemicals were not used for farming before World War 2....   [tags: agriculture, nature, chemical, fertilizers] 1403 words
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Saving the Environment with Veganism - ... The animal waste produced in factory farms is dumped into immense open-air lagoons that can cover the area of several football fields. These waste lagoons are prone to leaking, and in one such instance in 1995 an eight-acre lagoon full of hog waste burst and spilled 25 million gallons of manure into the New River. About 10 million fish were killed in this spill and 364,000 acres of wetlands for shellfishing were closed. (NRDC) When all the waste of animals is concentrated in a single area, the risk of it polluting water is greatly increased....   [tags: agriculture, climate, pollution, deforestation] 876 words
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Effects of the Bluetongue Virus on Cattle - Normally, cows in Northern Europe in places such as Denmark live normal lives simply grazing on grass, and existing. However, there have been recent changes that have disrupted this normal activity. Generally the bluetongue virus (spread by Culicoides imicola, a biting midge) has been confined to Southern Europe and other places around the Mediterranean. But with the increase in temperature throughout the area, the midge has been allowed to migrate northward. This new pest is a nuisance and causes lots of difficulties to farmers in the area....   [tags: animal science, agriculture, veterinary]
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Environmental Pollution is Causing Serious and Lasting Damage to the Earth - ... If we want to stop producing carbon dioxide we could be performed by eliminating the agriculture technology and transportation, which might causes other people to have a less enjoyment such as driving to work every day in the car and giving up products made in factories that cause carbon dioxide serious pollution. In addition, due to the expansion of modern agricultural technology, farmers tend to use a lot of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to increase the harvest. Many burning processes, such as wood and coal fires, wood stoves, and the burning of fuel in cars harvest tiny elements of carbon, in the form of smoke....   [tags: chemical, protection, agriculture] 1424 words
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Intensifying Working Women’s Burden: The Impact of Globalization on Women Labor in Asia - ... The Pakistan research group focused on the sunflower seeds production as part of its cash-crop/agricultural modernization. The Philippine team shared their researches on the issues (particularly the ill- effects) of aquaculture, ecotourism and the agro-chemical TNCs (industry). With Korea, they tackled the phenomenal crisis of outward migration especially of women. The document unfolds with deliberate discussions on the power of globalization by four speakers who are experts on the subject matter....   [tags: migrants, agriculture, solidarity ] 1448 words
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Saving the Environment with Veganism - A United Nations report states that land used for animal agriculture, both for grazing and production of crops fed to livestock, takes up an astounding 30% of land on Earth. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") To meet the industry’s demands, over 260 million acres of forest in the U.S. have been cleared to grow grain fed to farm animals. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") With that in mind, the meat industry also dumps disease-causing pathogens through animal waste that pollutes water and forces the need for waste lagoons to be constructed, which are susceptible to leaking and flooding....   [tags: animal agriculture, pollution, deforestation]
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Guns and Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Society by Jared Diamond - ... Many Asians settled in Indonesia and islands around New Guinea around 1600 B.C which opens up a trade route for New Guinea. This is a great approach for New Guinea at this time because they lacked in technological advances. European conquest of New Guinea and Australia likely occurred due to their technological advances, as well as their environment and geography. Europeans were so advanced at the time that they were able to adapt to a new environment and use techniques they used in Europe such as writing....   [tags: food, agriculture, development]
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