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Increasing Food Production in Underdeveloped Countries - Many developing and developed countries are concerned about the adaptation of crops towards various abiotic stress conditions in food production industry. Considering the crop improvement and food production, they are highly influenced anticipated variations in temperatures and rainfall. This review deals with the following aspects of agricultural biotechnology: (1) the role of two key biotechnology approaches namely, molecular breeding and genetic engineering in crop development; (2) explains the integration of these two modern technologies with the conventional breeding technique, which makes crops more tolerant to abiotic stresses and (3) Potential constraints for crop production that nee...   [tags: agriculture, genetic, crop production] 1938 words
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A History of Syntehtic Fertilizers: From Europe to Guatemala - A History of Synthetic Fertilizers: From Europe to Guatemala The day is April 19, 2013 in West, Texas. As newspapers flood the streets and reports flood airwaves saying the death toll has raised to fourteen, sixty town residents are still unaccounted for. Two days ago an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company production plant caused what would eventually total to fifteen deaths, over 160 injured residents, and the damage and destruction of over 150 buildings and 50 homes. Ten of these deaths were volunteers who were the first to arrive on the scene of a fire at the plant who were soon consumed by the explosion that preceded the initial flames....   [tags: chemical plants, fertilizer, agriculture] 2503 words
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The Benefits of Genetically Modified Organisms - Genetically modified organisms Genetically modified foods are found in almost every store and are very common in America. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a very controversial and heated topic in the agricultural industry. Humans first began to genetically alter organisms and crops in the 1990’s and began to be widely used in the early 2000’s. This new technology has scared many uninformed people who fear change and new agricultural techniques. GMO fearing individuals need to realize the benefits of GMO’s; genetically altered crops are the future of agriculture....   [tags: famine, agriculture, yield] 863 words
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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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Adopting Technology: Experience From the BETTER Farm Sheep Program - Adopting Technology: Experience from the BETTER farm Sheep Programme Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway. Introduction The sheep sector in Ireland has experienced significant change over the past 2 decades. The national ewe flock had been in steady decline from a from a high of over 4.5 million ewes in 1995. This trend was stemmed last year when numbers began to increase albeit marginally again to about 2.5 million ewes (CSO). The increased positivity in the sheep sector has come at an important time in Irish agriculture....   [tags: agriculture, production, farmers] 710 words
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E-Commerce and Technology in Different Sectors - ... 3.Technology in Agriculture: Although performing agricultural work in the root level have access to information through electronic system.These informationa are provided through mobile calls and internet.These informations can significantly help improving production.New machines and technology are used nowadays to plough land,set seeds,cleaning unwanted plants,reaping up,storing of product which tends to get rotten.For such development production level has gone up significantly. 4.Technology In Health Sector: Newly introduced systems are widely used in Bangladesh to diagnose diseses.All modern machines used for these purposes are still not available here,but the extent to which it is av...   [tags: banking, education, agriculture] 1184 words
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Horrific Affect of Pestcides in A Fable for Tomorrow from the Book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson - ... Moreover, she shows how the pesticides have caused “several sudden and unexplained death, not only among adults but even among children” (29). By this, Carson greatly emphasizes how pesticides can not only affect animals but event humans. Further analysis of this quote shows that Carson wants people to understand how using pesticides can kill them. Furthermore, Carson describes how the environment can be affected by pesticides when she states that “ the roadsides are now lined with browned and withered vegetation as though swept by fire” (29)....   [tags: agriculture, environment, habitats]
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Analysis of the Worst Mistake in Human History by Jared Diamond - Jared Diamond makes the argument that when humans decided 10,000 years ago to no longer be hunter-gatherers and made the decision to become sedentary and start domesticating their animals and crops, the result is that the human race has experienced a steady downfall. Diamond makes the point that “with agriculture came the gross social and sexual inequality, the disease and despotism that curse our existence,” (Diamond). While the present system certainly is far from being perfected, Diamond’s various complaints and solutions certainly would not be of much use in the present time either....   [tags: human, agriculture, group, crops]
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Position of Livestock in the Socio-economic Development in Pakistan - Livestock Sector occupies a unique position in the socio-economic development of Pakistan. Its contribution in the agriculture is 55.4 percent and 11.9 percent in the national GDP.About 35-40 percent of income of more than 35 million rural populations comes from livestock production activities.Eight percent of total exports derived from livestock and livestock products. According to Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-14,approximately 64.4 Million is goat population out of which 23.35 Millionare present in Punjab, and these produce about 801 thousand tons of milk and 643 Million ton mutton per annum....   [tags: mastitus, agriculture, bacteria] 920 words
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The Big Issue of Climate Change and Global Warming - ... Yes, we should care if Earth is getting warmer. There are a lot of effects that global warming has on citizens in our world. Global warming affects agriculture, infrastructure, how we consume energy, cropping yields, food processing, transportation, storage, and the list goes on. Statistics say that within the next several hundred years the yield to just about every crop will decrease by up to 30%. Global warming doesn't just affect plant life- it also effects animals all around the world....   [tags: greenhouse gas, temperature, agriculture] 675 words
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Many Metals Found on Mauritius in the Indian Ocean - 1.1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION Mauritius, found in the Indian Ocean, is the oldest of the 3 islands in the Mascarene archipelagos. According to rock dating, Mauritius was formed about 7.8 million years ago from volcanic origins. It is located at latitude of 20° south and longitude 580 east, some 800 km2 southeast of Madagascar and consists of 1.3 million inhabitants. The climate is tropical and the dominant winds blow mostly from south east. Lagoon morphology varies from single lagoons consisting of a sandy beach and a reef zone, to complex systems comprising a variety of habitats: beaches, mangroves, sand or mud swamps, lagoon channels, seagrass beds, coral colonies, sand beds and a reef zone (Fa...   [tags: volcano, islands, agriculture] 707 words
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Swidden Farming and the Logging Industry in Indonesia - ... Yet, the Indonesian logging industry continues to slash and burn down forests for money. An example of a greenhouse gas rich atmosphere is the atmosphere on the planet Venus. Venus is known to have the highest surface temperature of any known planet. It is unlikely that Earth will become like this but, if the rest of the Earth were like Indonesia, the characteristics will eventually become identical. The increase in carbon emissions in the air is thought to strongly correlate to the recent polar vortex in late 2013 and early 2014 in the Midwestern area of the United States of America and its juxtaposition with the excessive hot weather experienced in Australia in the same time period....   [tags: wildlife, agriculture, pollution] 1807 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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Pollan´s Theories and the Potato - Pollan has a few positions regarding the nature that the potato satisfies and its connection to politics, production, and his own personal life. His view regarding the desire that the potato satisfies is compared with the idea of the sublime. Pollan states that the sublime is “mostly a kind of vacation in both a literal and moral sense” (184) and that nature itself is a counter to that. Agriculture can be described as a method of control of nature (in this case, particularly with genetics). Thus the potato (and its representative, the NewLeaf) are introduced as the manifestation of our desire to control....   [tags: agriculture, potato, genetic crops]
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The Aztec Empire in Mexico - Present day Mexico finds itself in a state of shambles. All one ever hears on the news is about how all the corruption and violence has thrust Mexico into a state of chaos. Being of Mexican descent and having grandparents that still live in Mexico it is tough to see and hear that Mexico is barely a step above of being a third world country. What some people might forget is that present day Mexico was once home to one of the Americas greatest civilization. When the Aztec empire was at its peak their territory stretched from what today is Central Mexico to Southern Mexico....   [tags: Agriculture, Religion, Economy] 692 words
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Bayer AG's Interactions with the Environment - Bayer AG Overview My current employer is Bayer Business Services. This is an operating service subgroup under holding company Bayer AG. Bayer AG looks after all Bayer’s separate operational and strategic managements. The group’s core businesses have been transformed into limited companies and are each controlled by Bayer AG. These companies are Bayer HealthCare, Bayer CropScience, and Bayer MaterialScience and three service companies which are Bayer Technology Services, Bayer Business Services and Currenta....   [tags: agriculture, laboratory, global] 996 words
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The Deterioration of the Colorado River - The Colorado RIver is best known for being the principal river of the southern United States and Mexico, but it soon could lose that title. Running about 1,500 miles long, the river is a vital source of water for agricultural and urban areas in the southern desert lands of North America. However over the past decade or so, the river has begun to deteriorate. There are many causes and solutions to the deterioration of the Colorado River. The Colorado River is formed by small streams created by a huge amount of snowmelt from the Rocky Mountains....   [tags: agriculture, salinity, flows] 1463 words
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The North American Free Trade Agreement - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) refers to an agreement that was made in the year 1994 between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It helped in lifting various restrictions that had been imposed on importation and exportation of agricultural products between these three states. The agreement brought about policies that were impacted immediately in accordance to the agreement. However, there were others that took over 15 years to be implemented (Hymson et, al. 226). The provisions provided by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) were set in place by 2008 between the North American countries....   [tags: Economy, Mexico, Agriculture] 2543 words
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Cuture Comparison: Indian and Chinese Cultures - There are several different cultures and traditions in the world. While some vary widely, others can be quite similar. The comparison between two cultures can be very eye-opening, letting you see the different lifestyles, behaviors, and customs of each. Both Indian and Chinese life, although having many differences, are surprisingly similar in some areas. At a distance they seem to be stark contrasts , but when upon examining them closer you see that they have many correlative things. Especially their family life, daily life and economy....   [tags: arranged marriage, agriculture]
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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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Contrasting Opinions of the Bedouin Society - Ibn Khaldun was a historian and a scholar among other things. He was born in Tunis, Tunisia in Northern Africa in 1337. In the first chapter of “The Muqaddimah”, Human Civilization in General, ibn Khaldun describes man as “‘political’ by nature” (45). I found this interesting because what he means by political and what most people think of as political now are very different. Khaldun is simply referring to man actually requiring some form of social civilization. He gives an example of a basic form of society in chapter two, entitled Bedouin Civilization, Savage Nations and Tribes and Their Conditions of Life, Including Several Basic and Explanatory Statements....   [tags: agriculture, civilization, money]
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The Poem Identity by Julio Noboa - ... Both of them can share the same boundary because they’re alike in many ways. Polanco is a person who wants to be on the outcast and dislikes of the boundary. On the other side, the famous and liked, where those other plants can mind less about their own business and make fun of those other kinds of plants that have ugly streaks of purple running through it or an attachment that somewhat resembles a dead and wrinkles leech. This is the side where ugly plants are more plucked and handled carelessly than the others....   [tags: analysis, agriculture, plants] 1011 words
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Five Benefits of Microbes (Microorganisms) - P6. Explain the social benefits of micro-organisms. Introduction In this assignment I am going to explain the 5 different social benefits of micro-organisms. The areas I am going to talk about are as follows; o Food o Pharmaceutical o Agriculture o Recycling of matter o Genetic engineering Microbes are useful in many ways in a number of different industries; Food: Microbes are major key components in both are homes and industrial food preparation. There are number of lactic acid which is a form of bacteria which is a large group of beneficial bacteria used in certain foods while they are getting prepared such as yogurt, cheese, sour cream, butter milk and other type of fermented...   [tags: Food, Genetics, Agriculture] 696 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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Paddy Fields in Nelore - The Nellore district can broadly divided into two natural divisions from North to South. The Eastern part of the district that joins the coastal belt is fairly fertile with large tracts of paddy cultivating areas and the coast is fringed with large tracks of shrub jungle interspersed with shrub jungles diversified with rocky hills and stony plains. Statistically speaking, in the district the number of agricultural Laborers are 541885 with 390715 agricultural holdings in which the holdings of SCs are 84738 and STs are 21073....   [tags: farming, agriculture, crops] 561 words
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Ethiopia Suffers in Poverty - 1.0 Introduction Ethiopia is located in east Africa; it is bordered by Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti and Eritrea. Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world with 38 per cent of the 86 million inhabitants below the poverty line. 2.0 Methods of Research The search engines I have used are secondary sources, the websites I have used a reliable sources as they have been created and written by organisations or experts in that area. I collected the main information from these sources and put them into dot points....   [tags: agriculture, drought, resources] 616 words
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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 - Leading up to the end of the 1800’s, agricultural was losing its place as the largest economy in the United States. Farmers felt that they were under-appreciated and taken advantage of, even though they produced food to be distributed nationwide. Although agriculture was imperative to the survival of the nation, farmers faced devastating natural causes, outrageously high rates on land and transportation, and unsuccessful tries in politics. In 1849, agriculture was the leading economy in the United States....   [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 Effects of Biotechnology - Effects of Biotechnology Biotechnology is a new emerging interdisciplinary branch of biology and chemistry. It is mainly associated with research and development. This branch is a combination of life science with technology. In the mid twentieth century, the basic research has been done in this fields and agriculture and now it is developing very fast due to ongoing world food security. This branch was started with innovation of fermentative microorganisms by Louis Pasteur - the father of biotechnology....   [tags: fungi, agriculture, environment] 1213 words
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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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The Profession of Biochemistry - The Profession of Biochemistry “If cancer is to be cured, the earth’s pollution cleaned up, or the aging process slowed, it will be biochemists . . . who will lead the way” (“Biochemists” 13). Biochemistry is the profession of studying the chemistry of living things and using that knowledge to solve real world problems (13). This career is a demanding but interesting job. After researching biochemistry, I found that it is a field with a very diverse set of responsibilities, working conditions, and educational requirements; and my interest in becoming a biochemist is now more heightened than before....   [tags: medicine, nutrition, 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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Japaneses Colonialism in Malaysia - Malaysia was occupied by 4 different types of colonialism through the history. These types of colonialism were: 1-The Portuguese occupation (during 1511-1641) 2-The Dutch occupation (during 1641-1786) 3-The British occupation (during 1786-1941 & 1941-1957) 4-The Japanese occupation (during 1941-1945). In this article we will concern on The Japanese and study the effects of Japanese colonialism in Malaysia. Japan was a great force in Eastern Asia between 19th and 20th centuries and it has much influence areas that spread year by year....   [tags: agriculture, capture, popluation, health] 1174 words
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Causes of Global Warming - About 13.5% of known causes of global warming come from Agriculture (PCC 2007) and the contribution from aquaculture production as a result of excess and undigested nutrients is sizeable and should be checked. Fish when fed use the nutrient given for maintance, growth and for production purposes but beyond the need of the fish, the excess nutrients are voided, depleting water quality parameters, increasing cost of production, ammonia concentration and invariably have ecological consequences. Fish obtain energy from protein and non protein sources but the use of protein energy is wasteful from nutritional, economic, and ecological points of view (Manjappa et al 2002)....   [tags: agriculture, aquaculture production] 605 words
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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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