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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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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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Georgian Farmers Have Been Underestimated - Agriculture…what does agriculture actually mean. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, the definition of agriculture is: “the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products.” But, the soil cannot cultivate itself, the crops cannot produce themselves, and livestock cannot raise themselves, just as the agricultural products cannot prepare nor market themselves. Who are the people who work under the hot sun and cold rain tirelessly for hours tending to the crops and herds of livestock....   [tags: Agriculture, Georgia, USA, farmers, ] 535 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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The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Turkey Meat Products - Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. In Charles Mann’s National Geographic article, America Found and Lost, discussed the first known Thanksgiving holiday dinner in English America. It was celebrated on December 4th, 1619 at Berkely Hundred, a brand new plantation around thirty miles west of James town. During the first Thanksgiving dinner the colonists ate a rather large feast which most likely involved the consumption of turkey meat....   [tags: Animal Agriculture, Poultry Industry]
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Biological Control of the Erythrina Gall Wasp - There is a long history of failed attempts of biological controls in Hawaii. The one ingrained in everyone’s mind is the day hunting mongoose released to control nocturnal rats in the 1800’s. However, a stricter quarantine process was set up by the State since and there have been numerous effective bio-controls. Within the last four years the Erythrina Gall Wasp has rapidly become a highly invasive pest in Hawaii. Facing no long-term control other than bio-control the Erythrina Gall Wasp’s cousin has been released throughout the islands to save Erythrina plants....   [tags: Hawaii, Entomology, Insects, Agriculture]
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The Economy of Sri Lanka - INTRODUCTION Sri Lanka is the home to many languages, cultures, ethnicities. It is an island country on the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast in India’s subcontinent located in southern Asia. There are many things that contribute to their economic growth and I shall discuss some of them below. ECONOMIC HISTORY OF SRI LANKA According to Sri Lanka wonder of Asia, (2014), when explaining Sri Lanka economic growth, it is advisable for the purpose of this essay to look into Sri Lanka’s history from pre-historic time, colonial era and independence....   [tags: sri lanka, culture, agriculture]
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Biocide Warfare In order to Maintain a Safe Ecosystem - During contemporary times, many people encompass a fear of the little things, particularly pests: bugs, weeds, and other invaders. In order to thwart these fears, people invite pesticides to combat the environmental annoyances. Both homes and farms confront distributed pesticides, and societies often neglect to examine the larger effect of pesticides within an area. The human desire to create a clean, stringent, and functional utopia fuels the usage of pesticides; people often destroy any blemishes or imperfections within their world....   [tags: pesticides, environment, agriculture] 1029 words
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Genetically Modified Organisms: Modifying the World’s Industries - The founding of genetically modified organisms was extended through the course of many years. It began in 1865 when Gregor Mendel observed hereditary characteristics in pea plants. Nearly forty years later, Andrei Nikolaevitch Belozersky was the first person to isolate DNA, or “factors”, as Mendel defined it, in its pure state (Life Sciences Foundation, Purification of DNA). This revelation sparked the start to DNA innovations. After the discovery of DNA’s structure by Watson and Crick, scientists continued to crack the code, and DNA modification became possible when Professor Herbert Boyer created recombinant DNA (Chemical Heritage Foundation, Paul Berg, Herbert W....   [tags: Health RIsks, Environment, Agriculture]
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Transgenic Animals Help to Increase Food Production - Other than plants, another application of LMO in agriculture is on the animals. Transgenic animals help to increase food production and quality in order to improve human lifestyle. As the growth population is increasing, so does the food demand, transgenic animals can produce more food to keep up with the growth in human population in the next 50 years and also the following years. Since the animals are able to grow faster, the food production will increase and the price of the meat will become cheaper....   [tags: farm, agriculture, LMO]
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Extreme Poverty and World Hunger - • According to the Oxford English Dictionary 1971, hunger means 1) the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite; also the exhausted condition caused by want of food; 2) the want or scarcity of food in a country; 3) a strong desire or craving. World hunger corresponds to the second definition because it relates to hunger at the world level (Hunger Notes). • Malnutrition means that one is lacking some or all nutritional elements that are necessary for proper health. There are two types of malnutrition: o Protein-energy malnutrition, or PEM • This means that one is lacking protein and other foods that provide energy to the body....   [tags: malnutrition, poverty, agriculture] 2557 words
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Factors Affecting Feed Intake of Beef Cattle in Grazing System - Abstract The profit of cattle production is based on feed intake and its use efficiency by animals. Beef cattle production is majorly suitable in grazing system because it needs lower nutrients than dairy cattle. However, the knowledge on matching feed supply and nutrient need of cattle on pastures is complex because cattle collect a diversity of feeds. The study on feed intake and factors influencing on it is important to make sure the maximum intake of cattle. As grasses and legumes are the main feeds in grazing system, its fibre and cell wall contents affect definitely on the digestion of animal, resulting the variation in amount of feed consumed....   [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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Benefits of Genetically Modified Foods - For the entire length of human existence, people have sought to better technology in order to advance society. In agriculture, the newest technology to improve crops is modifying genes directly through biotechnology. Genetically modified (GM) foods have foreign genes implemented into their genetic code in order to achieve a desired trait. (Phillips, 2008) These crops can have the potential to reduce pesticide use, increase nutrients, resist pests and damaging herbicides, increase yield, and provide medical benefits....   [tags: GMO, Agriculture, Food Production]
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Cultural Control of Pathogenic Fusarium spp. - The genus Fusarium includes over 20 species affecting a wide range of crops from fruits, vegetables, herbs, tubers, and cereal grains (DoctorFungus Corporation) (Gullino, et al., 1998) (Lõiveke, 2006). Fusarium spp. are in the phylum Ascomycota; they have septate hyphae, conidiospores, mircoconidia, macroconidia and can be found worldwide (DoctorFungus Corporation) (Glenn, et al., 2004). Several species are responsible for producing mycotoxins in many grains which can have adverse effects for humans and other animals (Teich & Hamilton, 1985) (Lõiveke)....   [tags: Agriculture]
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GMO Foods: What Am I Eating? - Food produced with genetically modified organisms (GMO) warrants considerable debate. Several consumer watchdog groups, like Greenpeace International, advocate banning GMO foods. Others, however, maintain that GMO foods are safe for human consumption and can help feed the world while reducing the use of pesticides. Nonetheless, although public opinion is divided over the acceptance and safety of genetically modified foods, one thing is certain: Consumers should be made explicitly aware of GM foods; these foods must be labeled....   [tags: Agriculture] 899 words
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Farmers Road to Satisfaction - ... Once the Civil War had ended, newly freed blacks had little to no means of supporting themselves or their families. They turned to merchants for food while they planted and grew their first crop. But, taking advantage of their situation, these suppliers charged outrageously high interest rates and placed mortgages or liens upon the crops to ensure full payment would be collected. As Booker T. Washington wrote to George Washington Cable, ⅚ of the black population was not in a position to support themselves and had to mortgage their crops year after year, pushing them further into debt....   [tags: agriculture, policy, politics] 968 words
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The Pesticidesin The Environment - Agriculture and growing livestock have been central to human life since early history. Agriculture and agricultural trades continue to be vital for food security, economies and societies of many countries (Mfat.govt,nz, 2014). New Zealand is a core example of an economy that relies heavily on agriculture exports. The dairy sector in New Zealand amounts to 2.8% of GDP annually, which is approximately 5 billion dollars. However, unavoidable risk factors have been introduced or become evident in farm produce, threatening agriculture in New Zealand....   [tags: agriculture, new zealand, soil]
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The Coconut King is Dethroned! - Education is destroying Kerala. In Lawrence Gable’s article, “Kerala Turns to a Machine,” the promise of free education is slowly demolishing its coconut industry. For years, India’s caste system has been a dominant force in its society, but it is being broken down in the world’s coconut capital: Kerala. This system controls the lives of Indians, controlling who they are to associate with, the quality of their lives, and whether or not they receive the coveted privilege of education. However, in the past few years, the Indian government has offered education without charge to people of the lower castes, opening doors to opportunities for the minimum wage coconut pickers of Kerala....   [tags: Agriculture] 923 words
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Problems of the Food System - We live in an age in which we have come to expect everything to be instantaneously at our fingertips. We live in an age of instant coffee, instant tea, and even instant mashed potatoes. We can walk down the street at 5 in the morning and get a gallon of milk or even a weeks worth of groceries at our discretion. Even though it is great that food is now readily available at all times, this convenience comes at a price, for both the producer and the consumer. Farmers are cheated out of money and are slaves to big business, workers and animals are mistreated....   [tags: Agriculture]
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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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The History of FFA - FFA is known by most people in the world today. Today, there are 579,678 FFA members, ages 12‒21, in 7,570 chapters in all 50 states including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It all started in 1917 The National Vocational Act started providing money to states for educational courses. Then in 1925 Virginia Tech agricultural education teacher educators Henry Groseclose, Harry Sanders and Edmund C. Magill and Virginia state supervisor of agricultural education Walter Newman meet to discuss an organization for boys in agriculture classes....   [tags: agriculture, farming, farmer, women]
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GMO Policies in Africa - Introduction Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are by far the most contentious topic in agriculture and food security efforts. These crops and food products, formed through manipulation of DNA in a laboratory setting, are programmed to resist disease, drought, herbicide, etcetera, by inserting a gene from one plant or animal species into the modified plant’s DNA sequence. The science is controversial because consumers are suspicious of technology that combines different species to create what critics call “frankenfood.” However, scientists and development specialists argue that GM technology has the potential to start a “Gene Revolution,” building off of agricultural success in the Green...   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms, Agriculture]
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Desertification: A Worldwide Problem - California’s central valley conjures images of lush, green landscapes; however, it has been plagued by drought for much of the past decade. While we may have only felt most of the effects of drought in our bank accounts with increasing water rates, the central valley has felt the effects in another way – the process of desertification. The process has caused major concern for many in the agricultural community but has moreover led to a widespread concern for much of the developing world. Desertification is a global environmental problem that the textbook Principles of Environmental Science: Inquiry and Applications,written by William P....   [tags: Environmental Problem, Agriculture, Water] 922 words
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Ancient Egypt's Farming System - Ancient Egypt’s farming system compared with Mesopotamia Ancient Egyptians had an easier life compared to the other ancient civilizations because of their reliable agriculture system. Geography played a big role, especially in farming. Due to geography, Mesopotamia and Egypt had different farming methods, weathers, environment, and flooding seasons. In fact, Egypt’s great farming system led them to have better conditions to farm than Mesopotamia because of flooding, the rivers and irrigation and the farming tools that they used....   [tags: Mesopotamia, World History, Agriculture]
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The World’s Water Crisis - Subsistence, hygiene, recreation, travel, and more-these are just a few of the uses of one of the world’s most valuable resources. Water is important in several ways, but there has been a lot of debate in recent years as to whether or not our world’s water sources are being destroyed and depleted. Droughts and melting ice caps are only two areas of concern when it comes to water, though there are opposing sides to the arguments regarding the dangers they entail. Additionally, pollution, cost of water, conservational methods, and economic effects are important factors to consider, especially if we are to tackle the challenge of feeding the world’s population....   [tags: depletion, destruction, inefficient agriculture]
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The American Civil War - As we take a look back on how American has become the nation we both love and hate, we cannot help but think of the Civil War. This war divided a nation and the outcome set the stage for how our nation still operates to this day. The issues between the North and the South, or as they become known back in 1861, The Union and The Confederate States of America, were not something that could have been negotiated. The war lasted four years and ended with victory for the North. I would have to say that I agree with Historians that believe the Civil War was inevitable....   [tags: American History, Agriculture]
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Any Farming is Good Farming - Any Farming is Good Farming In the future you will go to the grocery store and pay $15 a pound for Pork, and $20 a pound for Beef. World hunger outside the United States will be running rampant because of an inadequate food supply. Houses will start to pop up on all of the United States prime farmland. If we continue to bash corporate farming, this is the world we would be looking at. Family farms would thrive because there is little competition. The world as a whole would suffer because the small farms in the United States could no longer supply the world, let alone its own citizens, with food....   [tags: Agriculture Essays]
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The Effects of Urbanization - Urbanization Urbanization is the gradual constant increase in the population of people in urban areas or rather cities. Urbanization is mostly associated with the rural-urban migration phenomenon that takes place when people move in large numbers from rural areas into urban areas in order to seek a better life quality (R.Faridi, 2012) (Tellnes P, 2014). As much as that can be said it is the only way that the population increases, people may also move from other their own urban areas to other more urbanized areas if they chose to do so....   [tags: population growth, agriculture]
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Protecting The Children - Many United States children are currently exposed to exploitive and hazardous jobs in the agriculture business. They’re children that are likely to injure or kill themselves by working long hours, handling dangerous pesticides and operating dangerous farm machinery. The United States has restrictions in place for children to have hazardous jobs, but in agriculture, there’re many exemptions to these restrictions. With agriculture these exemptions shouldn’t be allowed. In the end the exploitation, injury and death of a child is the same no matter what business it’s in....   [tags: DOL, agriculture, children]
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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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The 2014 Farm Bill Analysis and Description - Farmers and taxpayers have brought their concerns to the government regarding agriculture since the first farm bill in 1933. The bill was called the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933. It was enacted in response to the Great Depression. The rapidly dropping crop prices, national hunger, and trade failure spurned the farmers and consumers to cry out to the government. The government responded with the Agricultural Adjustment Act that adapted tax and production laws to fit the needs of the economy....   [tags: farmers, farm bill, agriculture, crops]
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Regionalized Rural Economy - The declining pattern of agricultural sector in countryside has brought rural economy on the forefront of change. With the growing concern on environment, the rise of knowledge-based economy, the institutional decentralization and the widening varieties of interests and demands, new economic opportunities and threats are opened up towards rural development. Rural areas in England witness a transition towards regionalization. Policies move into the direction where multifunctional character of farming is embraced and agricultural support is undermined....   [tags: multifunctional agriculture, diversification]
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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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IT and Productivity - PRO- As we have discussed in the previous sections that information technology is making its mark into a number of field. We can see the impact of information technology in many fields. We will now see how information technology has been effective in a number of sectors and how each sector has benefitted from IT. 1. Financial Sector Financial sector has evolved rapidly over a period of time and its one of the areas of economy that has benefitted the most from Information Technology. Consider 40-50 years back all the records has been kept in the thick ledger books....   [tags: financial sector, agriculture sector]
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The Effects of Green Revolution in the 70's - ... The wheat yield increased over time. As that was happening population grew and failure occurred. From land being dead tired to new technology, where it was easy to get fast money. Although the Green Revolution was started to end world hunger and the disparity in developing countries, it caused other consequences which included population growth and changes in genetic diversity of certain plants and cultural lifestyles. This revolution introduced the use of new technology and many scientifically altered crops to the world....   [tags: agriculture, green revolution, hybrid plants] 815 words
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The World Produces Enough Food to Feed Everyone Discussion - Why is there hunger when the world produces ten percent more food than needed to sustain our hunger. There should be enough food to feed the entire global population of seven billion people. And it is estimated that one in every seven people around the world is still hungry up to this date. So why does hunger exist when we are capable of producing more food to provide each and every one of us. What are the causes of the world hunger. There are many different reasons why we are dealing with hunger....   [tags: poverty,world hunger,agriculture,nutrition]
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Monoculture is Needed - Centuries ago, the farming technique was only one: the rotational crops. For each season, people planted new seeds that would grow in the conditions given by the whether. After some time, the soil would rest and prepare for future cropping seasons. However, this is no longer the case, or at least it is no longer the only farming technique. Technology has made possible agriculture to grow, and to develop new techniques and types of crops. The most important new agricultural technique is monoculture, which is the single-species crop....   [tags: agriculture, farming, technology, crops]
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The Mayan Civilization - The Maya built enormous and elaborate stone temples, stela, and other stone structures within their cities. It was unknown for some time how exactly they managed to quarry and move these large stones due to the fact at the time it was not known what tools they possessed or how they were transported because the Maya did not use the wheel. Many of the large structures in ancient Maya cities in Central America were constructed from limestone blocks. It was important to determine the process by which the Maya built these structures, and the effort put forth, in order to estimate the labor force, the overall population in the area, the resources used, and how the environment was affected....   [tags: stone temples, stela, agriculture]
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How Cotton Industry Contributes in the US Economy - Around the globe, cotton belongs to the one of the most important crops. Approximately, 130 nations manufactured cotton during 2000, and it is projected that the crop was planted on 2.5 percent of the globe’s arable land zone, enabling it to become one of the most crucial in terms of land use after food grains and soybeans. In developing nations, like the United States, it accounts for approximately three percent of the total crop area. Cotton is manufactured for different reasons such as meeting people's basic wants and needs, distributing to achieve foreign exchange, or manufacturing textiles for exports....   [tags: agriculture, cotton production, farmers, crops]
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Genetically Modified Produce - The remarkable advances in agriculture, medicine, and technology have led to the unprecedented growth in global population over the past 100 years. None of these advances occurred in a vacuum, but evolved within the broad public policy framework in which governments set policies in the area of health, education, and general welfare of its population, imposing strict safety standards (regulations) consistent with best practices. Since food is a primary necessity of life, worldwide governments have a substantial influence on the supply of foods offered for human consumption....   [tags: biotechnology, crops, agriculture]
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Economic Development Because of Rural Areas Migration - Urban rural migration refers to as the change of people from one geographical area to another, whether permanently or temporarily. The reasons as to why people make migrate usually differ from ones personal level. Migration, therefore, has socio- economic, demographic and educational characteristics that affect a particular individual or family. If development was referred as having access to available resources, we see that whether it is access to clean water, income, health care, good and clean environment, or education then rural areas would not be at par....   [tags: urban areas, rural migration, agriculture]
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Economic History of Prince Edward Island - The Great Depression was a devastating event that brought misfortune to many people as a result of the stock market crash on Black Tuesday. This paper will seek to explore the impact and effects on the agriculture industry throughout the province of Prince Edward Island, herein referred to as P.E.I. Furthermore; it will analyze critical events and ask questions as to how people during this era reacted to the change in economic uncertainty. The 1920’s were a period of growth for the world economy as many people experienced great deals of increase with respect wealth as well as technological advancements and electricity, which became crucial living standard in countries such as Canada....   [tags: stock market, depression, agriculture industry]
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Food Ethics: Should Environmentalists Oppose Genetically Modified Food? - I will argue that environmentalists should not oppose genetically modified foods. Genetically modified foods or GMOs (genetically-modified organisms) are crop plants that are modified in a laboratory to enhance desired traits, to offer greater yields, to improve pest and disease resistance, to increase nutrition, or to boost tolerance to temperature extremes, drought, and salinity (The Hutchinson Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide). This controversial concept has been debated among environmental activists, public interest groups, and other scientists and government officials since GMOs were introduced in 1996....   [tags: crop plants, nutrition, agriculture, GMO]
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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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Benefits of Hemp - Would it be possible to produce from the same source any types of paper, healthy soap, durable houses, omega-3 rich ice cream, stylish clothes, and bio-diesel. Would it be possible to do it organically and sustainability, with no pesticides and considerably less water. Well, yes, it’s very possible, just not here in the United States. Hemp is the answer to these possibilities. Here in Santa Cruz, a town well educated in marijuana, seemingly little is known about hemp. While hemp and marijuana are both plants of the Cannabis genus, hemp can’t be smoked like marijuana....   [tags: Agriculture] 853 words
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Commodity Chain Analysis - Introduction Most individuals have eaten rice sometime in their life, but for Asian cultures, it is consumed on a daily basis. In the comfort of your own home or in the convenience of a restaurant, no one really stops to think how those grains of rice ended up on their plate. This side option for many Americans is a necessary food source for several countries. Rice is an extremely vital grain that is consumed by a large portion of the world’s population. Due to the world’s constantly increasing number of inhabitants, rice farmers are finding it difficult to keep up with the high demand....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton - The novel “Ethan Frome” by Edith Wharton, expressed that the influence of circumstances can affect the aspects of a person’s life, just as it did with the character Ethan Frome. For instance, Ethan inherited the family farm and sawmill while facing the adversity of maintaining agriculture but keep true to his family traditions. Secondly, Ethan will experience his parent’s misfortune, self-sacrifice, an unpleasant marriage and the emotions of human desire; furthermore, testing his character. The novel will have symbolic meanings throughout the story to symbolize the events of America’s society shared in its history and based on individual’s life experiences....   [tags: family farm, agriculture, american society]
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Life in Early America - In early America, socio-economic class, agriculture, religion and gender played four very important roles in regional distinctions of this newly developing country. Even though agriculture, religion, and gender were extremely important, the biggest factor was socio-economic life. A person’s socio economic class was what determined their life style from a wealth, treatment, and dress style and home, which are major aspects of human life. In Everyday Life in Early America, David Freeman Hawke explains how each of these four factors determined the life style of each early resident of America as well as the overall development of the country in its beginning years to emerge into a growing and im...   [tags: Agriculture, Religion, Gender, Socioeconomic Class]
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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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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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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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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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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria - There seems to be an ongoing battle between the evolution of bacteria and modern medicine. This has become a serious problem in hospitals as bacterial resistant infections continue to be on the rise despite the practice of standard precautions that treat all patients as if they have an infectious disease. One of the leading public health threats today is meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. With all of the advancements in medicine, it is hard to believe that we do not have the ability to manufacture new antibiotics that would target these resistive organisms....   [tags: medicine, antibiotics, infection, agriculture, EU]
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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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Yuma: Beginning Anew - Professor Moore English 101 November 20, 2013 Yuma: Beginning Anew What do many people typically think when they hear of Yuma, Arizona. The vast majority of people would think that Arizona itself is just a desert region that greatly resembles an old western movie. On the contrary, however, Arizona -especially Yuma-, is a beautiful place that has invaluable history with the Native American tribes in the area and military history going back to WWII with General Patton and his troops with the Yuma Proving Grounds and Yuma Air Station....   [tags: Yuma, agriculture, climate, native american]
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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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Hunger in Afghanistan - Hunger and malnutrition have a negative impact on health of people, especially children. Undernourished children with their growths lacking physical and mental capabilities are less effective and have low earnings. The current situation in Afghanistan is dramatic, as nearly a third of the population, about 7.4 million people, can’t get constant access to food (Pauli 2007/8). One of the solutions for this problem is supporting female population by providing them with specific knowledge in field of agriculture....   [tags: agriculture, women, health, farming, food]
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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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Hunger in India - In recent years people often suppose that the hunger might be understood as weakness caused by not enough nutrition. Actually, there are some different meanings between hunger and malnutrition. In general, they are existing as complex difficulty and people can not solve them separately. In some countries the percentage of hunger index is so high like in case of India. Moreover, the study of global hunger was shown that a great deal of humanity suffer from this issue every year. In order to fight with hunger it is important to understand basic principles which lead to happening of hunger....   [tags: agriculture, scarcity, food, nutrition, starvation]
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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...   [tags: Agriculture Farming Environment 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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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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Genetically Modified Crops - In a perfect world, what would everyone have. Well, they most likely would have good health, money, stability, and proper environment to live very productive lives. This is what people strive to have, but very few receive. Why. There are many reasons. One reason might be the lack of agricultural advancement in many countries. If these countries were to embrace genetically modified crops, the citizens would have much better lives. According to Osakabe, Yuriko, Kajita, and Osakabe, in their article “Genetic Engineering Of Woody Plants: Current And Future Targets In A Stressful Environment”, genetic engineering in plants is better than traditional breeding methods because “…they bypass the lo...   [tags: agriculture, genetic engineering, health, economy]
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Economic Effects of the Black Plague in England - The high middle ages from the eleventh to the fourteenth century saw the reemergence of urban life, the revival of long distance commerce, innovation, maturation of manorial agriculture, and a burgeoning population. Consequently, the fourteenth century spawned war, famine, disease and economic decay, leading to what many historians believe to be the end of the Middle Ages. Although there were many contributing factors such as famine, collapsing institutions and war. Many historians believe the arrival of the Black Death to England in 1348 was the final straw, and the most impactful agent of change in that area....   [tags: agriculture, plague, black death, middle ages]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cultures Connected - Culture is defined as the sum total of the ways of living built up by a group and passed on from one generation to another. Throughout history different groups have evolved into their own cultures. Numerous countries have branched out and found their own paths in which they pass down to their youth. Although each culture is different they each derived from civilization. When tracing the background of different societies, it is found that there are certain cultural features that are communal to other civilizations throughout the world....   [tags: civilization, agriculture, religious customs]
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Comparing and Contrasting Farm and Factory Jobs - Working on a farm or in a factory has both similarities and differences, but moving from a rural to a city job could be quite difficult. Farm and factory jobs are similar because they are dangerous and require intense physical labor. Both the farm and factory jobs have daily hazards. In 2009, farming continues to be the most dangerous job in the United States, due to the constant risk of animal stampedes or agricultural machinery accidents. In factories, like Grede Foundries, ear and eye protection against deafening crashes and flying sparks is required, as well as having all skin covered to prevent from hot metal burns....   [tags: Agriculture, compare contrast] 700 words
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