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Hay and its Unforeseen Dangers - Every performance horse owner has a very rigorous exercise and feeding program. Today there are so many feed supplements that it is very easy to ensure your animal gets every nutrient it needs to perform at its very best. However, even with all these extra additives every horse needs the basics in their diets. Primarily roughage, for those people who do not have access to year-round pasture the alternative is hay. The first step of the process of hay production is the standing crop. The standing crops contain bacteria and yeasts....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Coffee Rust Fungus of the Coffea Genus - Introduction The coffee bean is one of the world’s most widely utilized commodities touching almost every continent. In the book Coffee Rust: Epidemiology, resistance, and management Ajjamada Kushalappa asserts, “After petroleum coffee is the most important product in international world trade” (Kushalappa, Eskes 1989) Given this fact, it can be safe to assume the growing of this crop plays a large role in many countries economic stability. Coffee rust is a disease of the Coffee tree which has proven it has the ability to decimate a farmer’s crop in a short period of time....   [tags: Agriculture]
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The Extent to Which Sources Agree that Russian Government Policy on Agriculture Constantly Fails and Peasants Resisted it Under the Tsarist - The Extent to Which Sources Agree that Russian Government Policy on Agriculture Constantly Fails and Peasants Resisted it Under the Tsarist The definition of a peasant remains the same throughout the period studied; 'A peasant is a person who permanantly lives and works on the land'. The peasants resistance was either a physical or mental movement where they opposed and refused to comply with new agricultural reforms passed. The initial impressions gathered from sources one to six is that consistant failure of agricultural policy is dominant throughout, yet peasants resistance is not so easy to detect....   [tags: Papers] 1083 words
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BRIDGING THE TECHNOLOGY GAP: The implications of a shift in focus from agriculture to technology for the Ghanaian economy - BRIDGING THE TECHNOLOGY GAP: The implications of a shift in focus from agriculture to technology for the Ghanaian economy Ghana is a relatively small West African country bounded by Togo, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. It is roughly the size of Oregon, with an area of approximately 238,500 square kilometers with a population of approximately 20 million people. Ghana is currently a member of the HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Countries) nations. Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence and become an independent nation on 6th March, 1957....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Reproductive Technologies for Animals in Agriculture - As the years pass by, research is continually uncovering new methods to improve efficiency of domestic breeding programs for commercially farmed animals. Within every one of these methods there are advantages, disadvantages, limitations and ethical issues which must be investigated and addressed. Still, with the use of these realised technologies, there have been significant advances already, that indicate a more genetically focused, and technology based farming life for future years. Procedures including Embryo Transfer (ET) and Artificial Insemination (AI) are already being employed, with widespread use on commercial cattle properties....   [tags: essays research papers] 1052 words
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Corn and Politics- The Numerous Benefits and Uses of Corn - A good percentage of the food in the supermarket is linked to a specific kind of plant. This vegetable, which has many uses, is corn. Since the beginning of the United States, corn has taken an important role in the development in the nation, meaning that without corn this nation would not be the same. When the Europeans came here, there were no real resources that they could exploit for the benefit of their survival. But then one can ask the question, how did the Native Americans survive before they were killed by the infectious viruses and diseases from the Europeans....   [tags: agriculture, economy] 959 words
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An Overview of Indonesia's Soil Sickness - An Overview of Indonesia's Soil Sickness The proper utilization of the world's soil to provide food for the world's increasing population is becoming an increasingly more important issue. In the tropical rain-forests, especially, the depletion of the natural ecological system has caused massive destruction to the rain-forests' soil, thereby impeding agricultural development. One of the stereotypes which is fostered by a concern for the proper use of the rain-forest habitat is that all slash and burn agriculture -- or swidden agriculture -- is detrimental to the rain-forest habitat, and should be halted completely....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays] 1604 words
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Agroecology and Miguel Altieri - Agroecology and Miguel Altieri Agroecology and agriculture in general took a giant leap forward in 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered the New World. Previously, the New and the Old World only shared three species: sweet potato, bottle gourd, and coconut. Now that this New World had been discovered, there was much that could be gained, and it was more than just gold (Bermejo 1994). Many attempts at growing crops in the new and very different environment proved frivolous, but others found success....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays Papers] 1102 words
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A Discussion of the Social Effects of Biotechnology - A Discussion of the Social Effects of Biotechnology The world of work in agriculture is in a process of rapid change. While "change" is by no means alien to agriculture, something new has entered the arena which promises and/or threatens to fundamentally alter agricultural practices across the globe. Biotechnology has already begun to be implemented resulting in what may be important shifts in not only agricultural production, but indeed changes in the very makeup of agricultural products themselves....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Papers]
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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - ... This is another example of how negligence can and has caused harm to the public by resistant bacteria entering into our food supply and causing major outbreaks of food poising in recent years (Arias & Murray, 2009). The spread of antibiotic resistant salmonella or E coli can be easily transferred to humans by consumption of meat, eggs, and dairy. Antibiotic-resistant E. coli can also contaminate produce by either run off from animal processing plants or from crops that are fertilized with manure (Khachatourians, 1998)....   [tags: medicine, antibiotics, infection, agriculture, EU]
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Life in Early America - ... Religious holidays also played a role in people’s lives. Christmas, Easter, Good Friday, and St. Valentine’s Day were among some of the bigger religious days. The Sabbath was a day that occurred on a Sunday. People did not work or go into taverns on the Sabbath. No one could be arrested either. Holidays and religious ways ended up playing a fairly large role in the lives of many Americans. Although gender was not one of the top three leading factors, it was still very important in the structuring of the early American colonies....   [tags: Agriculture, Religion, Gender, Socioeconomic Class]
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Yuma: Beginning Anew - ... This is more effective than the average irrigation system because the drip line goes to the root of the crops so that the water actually gets there and stays longer so the plant gets more nourishment. While doing so will not make drastic improvements immediately, it will make a huge difference in the near future with the agriculture industry. By using such systems and other methods, the agriculture industry is the number one source of income for Arizona. Ironically, the desert heat plays a part in “drought and extreme weather affecting fruit and vegetable market values more than those of other crops because produce contains a lot of water and sales depend on appearance” (Davis)....   [tags: Yuma, agriculture, climate, native american]
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Terminator Technology - Terminator Technology Introduction: What is Terminator Technology. Terminator Technology is a reality that threatens the very existence of traditional agriculture. Where in previous times farmers depended on saving seeds from year to year in order to subsist, we are ebbing upon a time where genetically modified organisms, or GMO's as they are commonly referred to, have become a commercial reality and venture in agriculture. This commercial venture was surely the focus of a seed company Delta and Pine Land Company....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Technological Papers]
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Russian Revolution - ... It became very clear that this was something that would soon arise. The peasants want the rights they deserve. The fact that peasants could not own their own land was also a primary drawback in the peasant’s tolerance at the time. At this time the peasants were rising up against their feudal overlords protesting the growing economic oppression under the nobles and clergy. In 1861 the serfs were freed and issued with small amounts of land, but in return they had to pay back a sum to the government, and the result ended in a mass of small farms deeply in debt....   [tags: Russia, peasants, working class, agriculture]
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Hunger in Afghanistan - ... Giving women an opportunity to work will provide them with money, which can be spent on food for their families, so additional human power is an excellent step in solving hunger. Moreover, women play an important role in agriculture and food system as farmers in a lot of countries (WFP, 2010). The role of government here is providing adolescent women with education. There are two types of education: general and specific. First one will increase literacy rate, because it will cover subjects like math and languages....   [tags: agriculture, women, health, farming, food]
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Hunger in India - ... However, it's often erroneously, because if people always used to eat less than they needed, the hunger can't be identified as apparent. This kind of hunger is also a problem to determine, because the feeling of hunger varies from one person to another. Also, it should be emphasized that hunger in India directly affects to the human productivity, it affects to work properly, to think expressly, it can lead too little output and, hence, to the poor wages. Hunger in India divides by different ages and genders....   [tags: agriculture, scarcity, food, nutrition, starvation]
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Drip Irrigation and Soil - Drip Irrigation and Soil Introduction Irrigation has had a substantial effect on agricultural history, from its use by Egyptian and Iranian farmers over 2500 years ago through modern agriculture (Troth 1980). The most common irrigation techniques of today are furrow, flood, sprinkler and drip. Furrow and flood both flood the irrigated area, while sprinkler and drip are direct applicators. Drip irrigation is gaining popularity for its efficiency of irrigation. Drip Irrigation Drip, or trickle, irrigation is a process of selective water application....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays]
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High Fructose Corn Syrup and Cane Sugar Industries Introduction - High Fructose Corn Syrup and Cane Sugar Industries Introduction In my previous paper I did my research on the history, production, and trade of cane sugar that was mostly produced in the United States. On our study abroad trip to Mexico we saw some sugar cane fields from the road, but we did get to tour any of the farms or see any sugar processing factories. So I was thinking to myself how I am going to write a paper on sugar cane in Mexico if I never experienced any of it while I was down there....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Mexico Papers]
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Food Ethics: Should Environmentalists Oppose Genetically Modified Food? - ... Therefore, to “conserve forests, habitats and biodiversity, it is necessary to ensure that future food requirements come only from cropland currently in use”, which can be achieved with an increased use of GMOs globally (ISAAA). An objection to this argument is that some environmentalists oppose GMOs, arguing that genetically modified foods have a negative environmental impact, especially for agricultural practices. For example, they contend that the modified genes created by genetic engineering can spread through pollen to other non-GMO plants outside of their intended cultivation area....   [tags: crop plants, nutrition, agriculture, GMO]
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Genetically Modified Crops - ... “Aspergillus and other smut fungi produce mycotoxins, including fumonisin, one of the most potent liver carcinogens and fetal teratogens known. They have been linked to high rates of liver cancer in Africa…” and so liver cancer in Africa can be reduced if genetically modified crops are introduced heavily (18). The solution of many health problems can be solved if genetically modified crops are introduced. Another problem in the World today is the global economy. There is a lack of stability in the economy of many countries that makes a prosperous lifestyle difficult to achieve....   [tags: agriculture, genetic engineering, health, economy]
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Factory Farming - ... Animals are forced to live in these conditions every day of their lives, and then are killed in some of the most brutal ways ever. If someone were to live in the conditions and the abuses in which these animals endure, people would be shocked. “Chickens used for egg production are among the most abused of all farm animals. In order to meet the consumer demand for eggs, 280 million hens laid 77.3 billion eggs in 2007” (Factory Farming). As stated by Farming Sanctuary, 260 million male chicks are killed in various ways....   [tags: factory farm, animals, agriculture, environment]
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Agricultural Genetic Engineering - Agricultural Genetic Engineering The ability to directly modify living organisms is a novel human technology. Since the discovery of the DNA molecule the field of genetics has grown at an astounding rate. We now have the ability to alter organisms to fit our needs. This prospect offers the possibility of solving problems that have plagued humanity for thousands of years. In recent years genetically modified organisms have found many practical applications, particularly in the agricultural sector....   [tags: Genes Farming Science Agriculture Essays]
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The Study of the Affects of Long Term Agruculture on the Soils of Europe - The Study of the Effects of Long Term Agruculture on the Soils of Europe 1. Introduction Soil, like iron, is a natural resource. Just as iron is mined from the earth, soil is mined for its nutrients by farmers across the globe. What most people don't realize is that like iron, soil is a non-renewable resource. Soils form naturally at rates of 0.5-0.02 mm/yr, whereas the average human-induced erosion rate is 2.0 mm/yr in the U.S.(Yassoglou, 1987). These numbers reflect the dire predicament of soils around the world, and demand answers to questions such as: What causes the degradation of soils....   [tags: Geology Geological Soil Papers] 1881 words
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Community Gardens at this University - A Growing University: Community Gardens Humanity, when striving to create a more perfect world, may have difficulties in choosing a place to begin. However, in light of the direction much of humanity is quickly going, it seems obvious where to look. All over the world, urban populations are rapidly growing. Researchers predict that the time when 50% of the world’s population lives in cities is quickly approaching (“News and Highlights” 1). As urban populations increase, hunger becomes a growing concern....   [tags: Agriculture Community Garden Farming]
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Mimicking the Natural Environment - Mimicking the Natural Environment In Clifford Geertz’s article, Two Types of Ecosystems, he suggests that the uneven distribution of the Indonesian population is in direct correlation with the different methods of agriculture used by those in the densely populated area and those in the less populated area. Geertz explores the distinct characteristics of two methods of cultivation in Indonesia, swidden and sawah agriculture. Swidden agriculture, as described by Geertz, is when the forest is burned and cleared so new crops can be sowed....   [tags: Agriculture Nature Essays]
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The Modern Day Gikuyun Farmer - The Modern Day Gikuyun Farmer The following are excerpts from a research project undertaken by Ramya Bavikatte on her Washington Semester at American University. Ramya traveled with her class to Kenya, where she learned more about the issues of small holder agriculture and the Gikuyun farmer. The purpose of this research project is to study the economic and social implications of smallholder agriculture in Kenya. The shift of smallholders from subsistence farming to cash crop farming created significant changes in the standards of living, social security, reproduction, and the sexual division of labor....   [tags: Economics Kenya Agriculture Essays] 1550 words
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Should the U.S. Subsidize Public Grazing? - Should the U.S. Subsidize Public Grazing. Public grazing has sparked disagreement ever since the first cattlemen came west. Whether the criticism came from fellow ranchers and homesteaders, or from the government and environmentalists, there have always been problems with the use of public resources. The United States should subsidize grazing on public lands. Opponents to subsidized grazing cite the economic and environmental benefits that would emerge if the grazing was to be greatly reduced or stopped....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Environment Essays]
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Using Resources Wisely - In my English 130 class we watched the movie Inconvenient Truth and, for the first time, I saw the growing industrialization of China. After seeing China’s growing wasteful consumption of resources, I was reminded of a discussion that took place in my Anthropology 113 class last semester. In this discussion, my professor brought to light how our production of food is just as disturbing as our consumption of it. He presented a video that showed how the industrialization of certain areas led the farmers to abandon their tradition agricultural system and replace it with mass food production....   [tags: Environment Inconvenient Truth Agriculture] 2809 words
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Controlling Corporate Farming - Controlling Corporate Farming 'Sixty-one percent of America's agriculture output comes from corporate farms' (Abbey, 2002). 'Nationwide there are 163,000 corporate operations and 63% of these are under contract to a consolidated firm' (Abbey, 2002). Stated by Fred Kirschenmann, 'If current trends of consolidation continue, and all the farms in Iowa become 225,000 acre farms, there will be only 140 farms in the entire state' (Abbey, 2002). Large corporations are coming in and taking over the farming industry....   [tags: Agriculture Farm Essays Papers]
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Permaculture: A New Way of Growing - Permaculture: A New Way of Growing Permaculture is a term created in 1978 by Bill Mollison and one of his students, David Holmgren. Bill Mollison is an Australian ecologist who combined the words "permanent" and "agriculture." Holmgren and he defined permaculture as: "An integrated, evolving system of perennial or self-perpetuating plant and animal species useful to man." (Holmgren xix).A newer definition of permaculture that Holmgren mentions in his book is "Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fiber, and energy for the provision of local needs." (Holmgren xix).Both definitions leave room for the evolution of the agricultural system....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Environment Essays]
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Controlling Soil Fertility - Controlling Soil Fertility Approximately 2 billion hectares of land, 17% of the total vegetated area of the earth has been degraded for agricultural purposes since 1945 (Oldeman et al., 1990). Oldeman et al. (1990) classify about half of this degraded area as still permitting agricultural use, but with greatly reduced productivity, and in the rest no agriculture is deemed possible. The causes of this degradation are overgrazing (35%), agricultural activities (28%), deforestation (30%), over exploitation (7%) and industrialization (1%)....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Essays]
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The Effects of the Green Revolution on the Punjabi Soils of India - The Effects of the Green Revolution on the Punjabi Soils of India The Green Revolution hopes to avert global hunger crises by enabling developing nations to be self sufficient. The goal is to replace old agricultural traditions with newer Western practices. Developing nations can increase their total yields by using genetically engineered seeds, large irrigation projects, and prolific quantities of fertilizer. The aim of this paper is examine the methods of the Green Revolution, and their effects on the soils of the Punjab region in India....   [tags: Agriculture Persuasive Argumentative Papers]
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Sustainable Development - Sustainable Development The term sustainable development was introduced in the 1987 report "Our Common Future". The World Commission on Environment and Development defined sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs". Different communities are organizing themselves to promote this ideology. They are combating the pressure of corporations’ economic practices, which damage the environment and living conditions....   [tags: Sociology Conservation Agriculture Essays]
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Crop Rotation and Soil Sustainability - Crop Rotation and Soil Sustainability Agriculture is responsible for providing food for an ever-growing population, and as it becomes clear that yields cannot continue to rise without limit, sustainability of agricultural practices becomes an increasingly important question. The soil is a precious resource in which all of agriculture has its base, and careful management of this complex system is essential. Crop rotation is one of the most important management practices in a sustainable agriculture system, both as a means of conserving soil and of maintaining its fertility....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Papers]
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Frankenfoods - Frankenfoods Biotechnology and genetically modified organisms have gained quite a bit of notoriety in the past decade. Proponents of biotechnology are claiming that genetic modification will revolutionize agriculture and medicine and overall benefit human kind far beyond the reaches of imagination. On the other side of the issue, there are those who claim that genetic modification is dangerous and unneeded. But is either side correct. Will GMOs revolutionize the food and health industries or will they cause damage and downfall....   [tags: Biotechnology Farming Agriculture Essays]
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Genetically Modified Foods - Genetically Modified Foods Genetically modified crops are harmful to humans and the environment and shouldn't be used. Agriculture should proceed in harmony with nature and nature only. That is why some people have decided to buy organically grown food. From their experiences with organic food, they believe that the organic system can be economically practical. This system also provides a wide range of environmental and social benefits, and most importantly, it enables consumers to make a choice about the food they eat....   [tags: Environmental, Agriculture, Environment] 612 words
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Farmland Preservation - Farmland Preservation Farmland Preservation is something that every person in New Jersey should be aware of. Our Garden State is quickly becoming too populated to hold such a title anymore. As more and more farms disappear, we are losing the precious land and culture, which initially made so many people decide to make New Jersey home. Everyone seems to want to move to the country and away from the city, but soon New Jersey may no longer have the attractive countryside landscape it was once so well known for....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Conservation Essays]
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Hydric Soils as a Part of Water Treatment in Wetland Systems - Hydric Soils as a Part of Water Treatment in Wetland Systems Most basically, a hydric soil is defined as "A soil that is saturated, flooded, or ponded long enough during the growing season to develop anaerobic conditions in the upper part (Kent, 1994, p. 26)." Included by this definition in the United States Department of Agriculture/Soil Conservation Service's list Hydric Soils of the United States are all of the poorly drained and very poorly drained soils and most of the somewhat poorly drained soil series....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Essays]
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Economic Analysis of Roundup-Ready Soybeans - Economic Analysis of Roundup-Ready Soybeans In 1974, Monsanto Corporation registered the chemical glyphosate for agricultural use in the United States. Monsanto marketed glyphosate, otherwise known as Roundup, as a broad-spectrum herbicide designed to kill “a wide variety of annual and perennial grasses, sedges, broad-leaf weeds, and woody shrubs” (Mendelson, 1998). Glyphosate kills such a huge assortment of plants and weeds by inhibiting the creation of EPSP synthase, an enzyme in plants that is required to synthesize the amino acid phenylalanine (Kliener, 1998)....   [tags: Agriculture Economics Essays]
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The Power of Models and Modeling - The Power of Models and Modeling Models have evolved since the turn of the century. There are models for most any item or system that exists. Developments in mathematics have enabled the world of models to explode. Now most everything can be modeled using some sort of mathematics. Agriculture is field that must rely on predictions. The Farmers Almanac is a source of information that allows one to predict upcoming events. The data in the Almanac is used to model events, especially hydrologic events that can occur in the future....   [tags: Science Agriculture Essays]
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Marijuana - Marijuana The third largest agricultural good in the nation and a ten billion-dollar industry has nothing to do with the agriculture we are use to. This good is Marijuana, an illegal drug. It is "the most widely used illicit drug in America" n(Gold v). In Florida alone, marijuana sales are greater than all businesses except tourism (Gold v). What is marijuana. Marijuana, a plant, known as Cannabis Sativa, labeled that by Carolus Linnaeus in 1753 (Grinspoon 1), is "one of nature's hardiest specimens" (Abel ix)....   [tags: Agriculture Illegal Drugs Essays]
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Public Lands vs. Feedlot Feeding - Public Lands vs. Feedlot Feeding Grazing has always been a key element in beef production. Today there are hundreds of controversies and issues relating to feedlot feeding and public land grazing. How these concerns can be managed are seen and viewed by many different people with various methods. However, in the meantime, this nation wide problem will continue to affect thousands in numerous, dissimilar ways. Virtually all problems associated with grazing are due to the continuous presence of cattle on the same land for an extended period of time....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Essays Papers] 919 words
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Using Food to Build A Community - Using Food to Build A Community Two blocks from the city courthouse in Goshen, tucked into the corner of W. Washington Street, is the Mill Race Farmers Market. Some older members of the community may remember this gray-sided building as a sawmill or later, a furniture warehouse powered by energy created on the Mill Race. In May of 2000, however, families biked down the Mill Race bike trail, and cars, and tractor beds transformed the deserted parking lots surrounding the building into a place of bustling activity....   [tags: Produce Agriculture Farming Essays] 1281 words
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Non-GMO Plant Breeding Techniques - Non-GMO Plant Breeding Techniques Works Cited Missing Introduction In 1997 genetically modified foods were introduced to commercial agriculture in the form of herbicide resistant soybean seed (Farnham, Wang, and Wisner 2000). The seven years since have marked a major change in the way people worldwide look at food and its production. It has become an important issue for farmers, consumers, the government and world economies, as the safety and ethics of GMOs are debated. In response to the use of GMOs, and the overall distrust many consumers have toward them, there has been an explosion in the marketing of organic foods....   [tags: Food Agriculture Science Papers] 1995 words
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Weed Control Management in Crop Production - Weed Control Management in Crop Production Eons ago, our ancestors were a nomadic peoples that relied on their physical abilities as well as luck to survive. Our ancestors were a people that obtained their food through hunting and gathering. With the intelligence inherent of the human race, our ancestors soon realized that the hunting and gathering life style was not very reliable, nor did it allow much in the way of free time. The search began for an easier way to get food. Soon people realized that if they grew their vegetables close by and put up fences to keep the animals in, they would have a fairly reliable and easily attainable food source....   [tags: Farming Agriculture Papers]
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The Dairy Science Department at Cal Poly - The Dairy Science Department at Cal Poly The Eugene and Rachel Boone Dairy Science Complex at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo contains a fully-operational dairy and research facilities for students in the Dairy Science department. This complex is located on Mt. Bishop Road, past the Crops Unit and Veterinary Hospital, and sits in the scenic foothills of Bishop’s Peak. Cal Poly has one of the largest Dairy Science departments in the country and it is the only university on the west coast to offer a specific Dairy Science major....   [tags: Agriculture] 406 words
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Human Utilization of Algal Biomass from Spirulina - HUMAN UTILIZATION OF ALGAL BIOMASS FROM SPIRULINA In a 1988 paper published for the National Agricultural Library entitled "Spirulina: Food for the Future," it was suggested that Spirulina be utilized in a variety of different ways, some of which include mass production to feed small villages, supply of food for space travel in the future, and more basic uses like animal feed, pigment enhancement in fish, and health food supplements (2). In recent years there has been an astonishing amount of research done on all aspects of this microalgae wonder....   [tags: Algae Agriculture]
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The Indian Policy Response - The Indian Policy Response Socio-economic implications of Globalization in India - What India wants from WTO - What is required of India by WTO - Analysis of policy response in two crucial areas Agriculture and Pharmaceuticals. An ethical framework covering the issues that are discussed and a common policy response is suggested. In the early nineties, India embarked full speed on a path of liberalization and globalization by reducing trade barriers and non-trade barriers alike, demolishing the existing quota-licensing regime....   [tags: India Trade Globalization Agriculture Essays]
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Labeling Genetically Modified Products - ... Those who argue for the labeling of such products argue that consumers have a right to know what is contained in their food, particularly food products for which there have been health and environmental concerns (Caswell 26). Compulsory labeling will permit consumers to identify and avoid those food products that may cause them problems. On the contrary, those who argue against mandatory labeling point out that labeling of GE food products to favor a section of consumers would impose extra costs to other consumers....   [tags: crops, agriculture, food, public policy, toxic]
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Farming in 19th Century America - Evidently, during the 1870-1900 period, farmers expressed drastic discontent in which their attitudes and actions had a major impact on national politics. First and foremost, farmers began to feel that their lives were threatened by competition with railroads, monopolies, trusts, currency circulation shortage, and the desire for Mother Nature to destroy their crops. The majority of the people of America were slaves, and monopoly was the master (Document C). Monopolies were dictating the way the agricultural industry functioned as a whole....   [tags: Agriculture, American History] 992 words
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Future of Cultivation Research - ... 350). When these systems collapsed, the influence of media will decrease with the increasing number of competitors of new media beyond television, such as DVRs and websites. I agree with these two authors that television, in the context of the current development of new media, has limitations, although in some degree it still has certain influence to the audience. Not everybody has turned to new media such as facebook, twitter, etc.; television has its own segments for the sake of its unique characteristic, such as ease of its operation, accessibility, and the psychological effects to the viewers (like when people watching life events on television, either individually or in a group of people)....   [tags: media environment, cultivation, agriculture] 842 words
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