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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cooperative Extension - In the beginning, extension services were established more than 100 years ago to facilitate a link for farmers to new knowledge and technology in order to increase agricultural production. Extension services were first introduced in the United States through the city libraries, and by the Farmer Institute’s experimental station staff in Massachusetts (Seevers, Graham, & Conklin, 2007). Extension work gradually expanded to the rural populations in other parts of the United States, which contributed to a national system, because 50% of the U.S....   [tags: Politics, Technology, Agriculture, Economics] 1469 words
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How Far Does the Concept of a Green Belt Have Continuing Relevance in the 21st Century? - ntroduction Definitions, Purposes & History of Green Belt Green belt or greenbelt is defined as an area that is reserved for undeveloped or agricultural land to protect the urban areas of large cities. It is an essential element of national planning policy to control the development of urban areas. Green belt is usually laid out in Local Plan by local planning authorities (Green Belt UK Politics, 2009). Green belt have a series of significant purposes or functions for improving the life quality of humans....   [tags: agriculture, urban, plan]
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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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Life Cycle Assessment of Biomass for Bioenergy - Life Cycle Assessment by the Example of Biomass for Bioenergy 1. Introduction: With the current energy policies and management, world market energy consumption is projected to increase by 44% from 2006 to 2030 (IEO, 2009). As highlighted by the Fourth Assessment Report of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), this growing fossil fuel consumption, in conjunction with the world’s growing population, is leading to the rapid increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (IPCC, 2007)....   [tags: lignocellulosic, emmisions, agriculture] 1727 words
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All Illinois Gives to the United States - ... Pepper SnappleDr. Pepper Snapple is a traditional Group of company, which is involved in manufacture and supply of delicious juices, soft drinks, mixers, water, tea and other beverages. With hundreds of product available in the national market, the company has its distribution centers spread across cities like Arlington, aurora, Batavia, Belvidere, Bloomingdale, Bloomington, Carol Stream and more. Visit the company’s official website to know more about the company and the jobs available. Simonton Windows Simonton WindowsThe Simonton Windows is an awesome company that has been serving for decades from the year 1946....   [tags: mid-western, agriculture, company] 569 words
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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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Havoc From the Dustbowl in the 1930's - As America tumbled skyward into the 1930s, the country also stumbled earthward into a cataclysmic depression. Farmers all across the country mewled out in agony as huge swarms of flinging dust particles flew amok and disfigured cropland. The dust squirmed itself into houses, barns, and the lungs of innocent people, infecting them with what came to be known as a dust pneumonia. Farmers suffered harshly from the annihilation of their farms due to the soil flying about. It impaired animals, crops, houses, and their families’ health....   [tags: pneumonia, agriculture, sunlight] 825 words
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The Environmental Impacts of Drainage Water - Population growth and increasing demands for food are the major factors to maximize the use of available resources. Water is a vital element of production and industry. Modernization of irrigation techniques has resulted in development of irrigated fields to increase agricultural products .Despite arable area in the semi- arid and amount of enhanced production but some crop land faced water table and salinity problems .Drainage installation whether subsurface or surface with different types can be an appropriate option to manage water table and salinity....   [tags: agriculture, irrigation, pollution] 544 words
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Famine is Not a Natural Disaster - This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. - Barack Obama This quote taken from a speech that Barack Obama gave whilst running for the presidency will go down in history as an embodiment of the vision of hope and change that gave life to his campaign. It also is an explicit reference to anti-global warming movement. Although the sentiment is profoundly noble it is rather interesting that famine is presented in the same vein as sea rise and storms, that is to say presented as a direct result of environmental issues....   [tags: Environment Poverty Agriculture]
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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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Nitrogen Management - Nitrogen management is crucial component for sustainable crop production, it is desirable to adapt N supply with crop N use to maximize efficiency. In Egypt, due to intensive cultivation of high yielding crop varieties, the nutrients supplying capacity of soil is declining. Producers tend to apply insurance application of N to make them feel more confident about N sufficiency. These practices may lead to over application of N fertilizer and result in groundwater pollution by nitrate (NO3) due to the elevated levels of NO3 in the soil profile (Asadi et al....   [tags: Environment, Agriculture, Crop Production] 629 words
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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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Why The Civil War Started? - For a long time, historians have been unable to come to an agreement to why the Civil War started and whether or not it was repressible or irrepressible. Northern and Southern writers had different opinions as to why the war occurred. To most Northern writers, the war occurred because of the unlawful plan of slave owners who were committed to a not liable institution. The North defended the Constitution and was against the immoral aggression of the south. The North clearly defended the Union. However, the Southern writers on the other hand tried to show their views on why the Civil War started by portraying the North as the aggressive ones who wanted to destroy the South and all of its insti...   [tags: salvery, conflict, agriculture] 619 words
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How Urban Life Affected Farmers - Urban life was exciting in the 1890’s as huge cities expanded outward and upward. Technological advancements made jobs plentiful, and lives easier. But not everybody was satisfied with the changes occurring around them. As millions of Americans flocked to cities in search of better lives, the farmers’ agricultural lifestyle was being threatened; the farmers’ diminishing social prestige allowed them to be taken advantage of in situations such as the shipping of their crops; pro-farmer politics such as bimetallism failed to gain a foothold in the federal government; and most importantly, economic failures, caused by overproduction and other means, threatened the farmers’ way of life....   [tags: agriculture, overproduction, economics] 591 words
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The Horror of Animal Experimentation - Millions of animals, of many species and genus, are experimented on. The types of animals that are bred and used in tests are numerous and alarming. These animals include, but are not limited to, dogs, cats, non human primates, birds, mice, and rats. Astonishingly, the estimated number of animals victimized in U.S. labs every year is over 100 million. Most of these animals experience absolute torture in labs for their entire lives, which may not even be that long of a time due to what they’re put through....   [tags: agriculture, drugs, treatment] 552 words
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Vertical Farming - From jetpacks to teleportation and even cloning, humans have many ideas for the future. One fairly new idea is vertical farming. Vertical farming is a very promising idea, which may take off in the near future; however, the benefits currently do not outweigh the disadvantages. Dickson D. Despommier is a microbiologist, ecologist, and Professor of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University. In Despommier’s book, The Vertical Farm: Feeding the World in the 21st Century, vertical farming is the idea of farming goods such as vegetables, fruits, and even some animals in a controlled environment (3)....   [tags: Agriculture]
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No-Till Farming - No-till Farming Many farmers always wonder about newer, more efficient ways to farm. Farming becomes more and more precise every day; farmers struggle to keep up with moisture loss caused by dry-spells, soil and nutrient run-off caused by erosion, and trying to raise better yields. Although it may seem as if there is no answer, many farmers are turning to no-till as the solution. Some farmers stand against no-till, saying it keeps the ground too cold for too long in the spring, or that it will not allow them to get their crops up, but much research proves these beliefs wrong....   [tags: Agriculture]
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Labeling Genetically Modified Products - Biotechnology has been lauded as the future of agriculture. However, the business leaders and scientists involved in biotech did not predict how controversial genetically modified foods would be. Despite all the promises and merits proclaimed by research by different biotech companies and the governments like reduced pesticide usage, higher crop yields, the controversy surrounding its application to food production persists in many nations. One of the key issues that have surrounded the GM debate is the labeling of GM products....   [tags: crops, agriculture, food, public policy, toxic]
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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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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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Future of Cultivation Research - These articles discuss the future of cultivation research (research on the roles of the message conveyed by television to viewers' perceptions and attitudes) in the context of "changing media environment." Based on the cultivation research since the 1960s, although there are many criticisms, it is argued that current cultivation theory has reached the certain quality of paradigmatic performance. According to Morgan and Sanahan, researchers have generally accepted the fundamental premises of the theory that television, in exposing the messages, possesses incremental effect, although generally it achieves or “cultivates” on the level of mental entity of the viewers....   [tags: media environment, cultivation, agriculture] 842 words
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The Revolutionary Aquaponics Technique - Aquaponics is a revolutionary, all-natural technique of cultivating one's own food while not harming the environmental setting. It refers to a method in which fish and plants are cultivated so that processes naturally occurring in and proceeding from each are orchestrated in such the simplest way that they fancy a reciprocally dependent relationship. Aquaponics is a great way to grow plants rather than planting them in the dirt. It is better because the fish, plants and bacteria are all helping each other....   [tags: agriculture, environment, nutrients] 778 words
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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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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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Feeding and Fishing: the Issue Facing the U.S. and the Global Community - Feeding and Fishing: the Issue Facing the U.S. and the Global Community “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for life.” When translated into agricultural terms, this Chinese proverb confronts the question facing the United States and the global community today. The United States has been providing food for the rest of the world for years. While this illustration of care is commendable, it also has a downside. In the future, and debatably in the present, it is not possible for the United States to continue providing for other countries....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Environment Essays Papers]
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Public Grazing on Bureau of Land Management Land - Public Grazing on Bureau of Land Management Land The Bureau of land Management is an agency of the department of the Interior. It manages 264 million acres in the western lands and over 700 acres of mineral estate nationwide. The purposes of these lands are mineral development, recreation, timber, and grazing. The on that we are going to talk about is grazing on the BLM lands and how they are improving them. In the 1930's, overgrazing was damaging the Western rangelands to a dust bowl. In Wyoming during 1909 the sheep numbers reached six million....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Environment Essays Papers] 698 words
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Uses of Australian Medic and other Legumes in the United States - Uses of Australian Medic and other Legumes in the United States In recent years the United States has been experimenting with the uses of medics, clovers and other forms of legumes which include sweet clover, rose clover, crimson clover, barrel medic, button medic, Australian medic, burr medic, nitro alfalfa, and spotted medic just to name a few of the long list of plants used in these experiments. The purpose of these experiments were to determine the benefits of intercropping these legumes with non-nitrogen fixating crops such as corn, sunflowers and many others....   [tags: Agriculture Medic Plants Essays Papers]
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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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Agrium Fertilizer Nutrients - ... However, there is still optimism that the company will get through the recent production issues and see a strong lift from its Retail division over the full year. The Consensus EPS estimate for Agrium in 2Q:14, previous to the release of 1Q:14 EPS, was $4.95/sh versus $4.94 in the year-ago period, or a flat to up result. Why the decrease. The Retail business is well-positioned for growth: the wholesale fertilizer business is in some disarray due to operational issues and lower product prices....   [tags: agriculture retail operation, company] 638 words
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Bread- a crop - “Here is bread, which strengthens man’s heart, and therefore called the staff of life,” said Matthew Henry, a greatly famous English Churchman (“Matthew Henry......”). This quote better shows the profound positive effects that wheat has had on humanity and reinstates the importance this cereal grain has to industrialized nations today. Known for being the driving force behind a vast number of different industries, wheat has given birth to countless other commodities, including bread, pasta, beer, and cereal (“Wheat.......”)....   [tags: wheat,cereal grain, agriculture]
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About Matag Coconut - About Matag Coconut MATAG is a short form or a nick name of new hybrid coconut which is from original coconut from Malaysia which is Malaysia Yellow Dwarf (MYD) or Malaysia Red Dwarf (MRD) as female parent crossing with Tagnanan coconut as male parent from Philippine. This hybrid is high yielding and early in maturity with round large fruit. The height of MATAG coconut can reach up to 15 meter and the leaves can be green or orange depends on the main Malaysia coconut tree. MATAG coconut is the new type of coconut where it can produce approximately up to 40,000 of coconut per hectare each year which is more than the normal coconut or other hybrid coconut tree....   [tags: hybrid fruit, Malaysia, agriculture]
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The Great Zimbabwe in South Africa - The Great Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is located in the south of Africa. The climate, the people, the lifestyle, and their government; these are all so different than what we see and experience everyday. Zimbabwe is a whole other walk of life. They eat different foods, wear different clothes, and they also have different structures of homes. Zimbabwe isn't too big but also not that small. It is slightly larger than the state of Colorado and it has no coast. The climate is beautiful. It is a mediterranean climate with a very rainy summer season....   [tags: natural resources, agriculture, tourist attraction] 582 words
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Factory Farming - What are factory farms. What do factory farms do that are really that terrible. People may not know this, but factory farms have various effects on many aspects of everyday life. Factory farms are affecting animals, the world’s population, and the environment. These industrialized farms are causing controversy among many groups and many people. Several alternatives to factory farms are available, and would be a much more viable way to farm. Factory farms are defined as “a system of large-scale industrialized and intensive agriculture that is focused on profit with animals kept indoors and restricted in mobility” (factory farming)....   [tags: factory farm, animals, agriculture, environment]
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History and Importance of the Potato Among Many Cultures - The Tuber that Unites a Hungry World Potatoes are a truly globalized crop. They can be found all around the world from the Americas to China, from Africa to Europe. In each of these places, they play their own unique role but the secret to their success is their hardy nature and their nutritional value. They become valuable to some peoples because they are able to grow in geographical locations or in weather situations that would cause other crops to fail. They are also incredibly nutritious, providing all that is necessary for survival....   [tags: nutrition, agriculture]
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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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Chemical Transport During Surface Irrigation - Chemical Transport During Surface Irrigation Surface irrigation, the most prominent method used for irrigating agricultural crops, is the flowing of water across the field surface. As the water flows, it infiltrates into the soil. The amount of water applied to the field is regulated by the length of time that the water is allowed to flow. Surface irrigation can be subdivided into following four types based the amount of water flow control; wild flooding, graded boarders, level boarders and furrow irrigation....   [tags: Agriculture Farming Papers]
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ITC eChoupal Initiative - The eChoupal has provided the services that increase efficiency of all stakeholders along the value chain. These services have been offered through the website, which encompasses the sense of "community". The website includes real-time weather information and forecasts; best practices of farming approaches; crop information; market information; panel-like experts on general questions and customized questions; and relevant news. The new services have completely reengineered the old supply chain, leading to significantly reduce inefficiencies that were evidenced in several interfaces along the chain....   [tags: Business Agriculture Industry] 1353 words
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Johnson County Stock War: Big Business versus Small Ranchers - Johnson County Stock War: Big Business versus Small Ranchers On March 10, 1892 the Billings Gazette reported, “The opening of spring may be more red than green for the horse thieves and cattle thieves of Johnson County” (Brash, 143). The writer of the article could little have known how truthful their premonition would prove to be. The late 1800’s were turbulent times in the West. Large tracts of publicly held range ground would be at the center of Wyoming’s very own civil war. Gil Bollinger, author and western researcher, reports that by the 1870’s and 1880’s fencing of land to enclose both crops and water sources was common (Bollinger, 81)....   [tags: Wyoming Agriculture Farming History Essays]
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Genetic Engineering - Genetic Engineering When we envision our future, we usually imagine a future free of disease and physical sickness, but have you ever wondered how a disease-free society will be accomplished. In the twenty-first century our world will be a very different place because of genetic manipulation and engineering. There are many pros and cons to this debate, but it is undeniable that the effects from the new revelations in the field of genetics are far-reaching and deep impacting. Genetic engineering is a radical new technology, one that breaks down fundamental barriers, not only between species, but also between humans, animals, and plants....   [tags: Genetics Science Food Agriculture Essays]
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Issues Within the Discipline of Forestry - Issues Within the Discipline of Forestry The idea of forestry in the sense that we know it today is only about four hundred years old. Forestry developed mainly out of the need for a continual supply of wood products. There were a few forest reserves for hunting or preservation in Europe, but the idea of managing a forest for a number of resources is quite new. There are four stages that almost all societies have gone through when trying to develop this idea of forestry. The first stage has to do with the unregulated abuse of forest products to be used as energy, building supplies and also to be cleared to make way for agricultural land....   [tags: Environment Conservation Growth Agriculture Paper]
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Mammals as BioContol - Mammals as BioContol Biological control is a method of decreasing the population of pests that compete with vegetation. There are different methods of bio-control. Farmers use parasites, diseases, and predators as forms of bio-control in their fields. Sheep, goats, bats, cats, and mice are among the different mammals used for pest control. Sheep are used to control leafy spurge on many rangelands, and bats for controlling insects. We will discuss the benefits and downfalls of sheep and goats controlling unwanted weeds, and how a study has been done to prove that bats have made a huge difference in the population of insects that harm agricultural crops....   [tags: Environment Farming Agriculture Essays Papers]
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GM Crops - In many developing countries, rural families comprise a substantial majority of the population. For these families, land represents a fundamental asset: it is a primary source of income, security, and status. However the quality and yield of these crops are low and many farmers are unable to reach their maximum potential and raise enough capital to support them through the year. Therefore the potential use of GM crops to help increase yields and durability of crops is a positive one. However due to the controversy of GM crops within the UK and the rest of the world, developing countries are in a constant battle to try and persuade their country that GM crops are within context for the devel...   [tags: Environmental, Agriculture] 1023 words
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