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Is it Ethical to Raise Livestock in a Factory Farm? - When we mention about farm, most of us have this image of a vast green pasture where farmers spend most of their time herding livestock but that idyllic picture is just a thing from the past. Since the 1930s in America, small farms started to wither away, made way to bigger and highly mechanized factory farms. It all traced back to McDonalds and the booming of fast food restaurants (Food, Inc 2008). Fast food restaurants had become successful because they could produce tasty food with cheaper cost....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Livestock Feeding Programmes - 1) Identify (using pictures) and describe 10 or more common feedstuffs for farm animals (cattle, sheep and pigs). Roughages/Forages. Silage: Silage consists of green succulent forage that is harvested while retaining high moisture content, and stored under anaerobic conditions in a silo or ‘clamp’, whereby air is excluded. Modern methods, produce bails of silage, wrapped in plastic to exclude air in much same way, but are easier to handle and store. The fodder then undergoes a fermentation process, lowering the ph value to around 4.5 -5, which acts to preserve or basically ‘pickle’ the silage through the production of lactic acid, amongst others....   [tags: Animal Husbandry Q&A] 2340 words
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The Transmission of Diseases from Livestock - The Transmission of Diseases from Livestock The signs at the Philadelphia International Airport are bold and make a clear point. The bright, yellow billboards all but shout: "Keep Foot and Mouth Disease out of America." Soon after seeing these signs upon entrance to the airport, travelers are greeted by customs agents who check documentation and bags to insure that the traveler has not been prone to the disease on his journeys. Any traveler exhibiting the warning signs of an individual who carries the disease is quickly swept away- removed from the general populace in order to prevent possible spreading of the disease....   [tags: History Disease Health Medical Essays]
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Transmission of Livestock Diseases to Humans - Transmission of Livestock Diseases to Humans For decades now, death and disease have driven the progress of technology. Through the advancements of science, many diseases have been made obsolete and many more are drawing closer and closer to being conquered. However, with all the diseases that we have defeated, more and more keep appearing. And old diseases that we thought we were protected against have made comebacks. An example of this is Foot and Mouth Disease. "Since 1930 the United States of America has prohibited the importation of livestock and fresh, chilled, or frozen meat from countries in which rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease exist," (Publication 1343, 49)....   [tags: Health Science Papers]
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Superbugs and Large-scale Use of Antibiotics in Livestock Feeding - As the world’s population continues to grow exponentially, the area of arable farmland shrinks. As a result, new techniques in agriculture have been developed in order to produce more food using less land. Many of these techniques are considered innovative but come at the cost of the environment or human morality. One example, the large-scale use of antibiotics in livestock feeding, has become a staple of the American agriculture industry. Of all the agricultural advancements the industry has made since the days of the horse and plow, none has been as threatening to human health as the use of sub therapeutic levels of antibiotics (Schneider)....   [tags: Antibiotic Resistance, Superbugs]
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Livestock Disease and African Food Security - Livestock Disease and African Food Security A serious problem in Africa today is the emergence of rampant, deadly strains of disease that are affecting livestock and ravaging populations of pigs and cattle in many African nations, putting food security at risk in many populations of various nations. With already major food scarcity issues among many emerging African nations, disease will only further pressure an already dire situation for food security in Africa....   [tags: Papers] 1040 words
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The Effects of Livestock Wealth and Reproductive Success on the Mukogodo Men - The Effects of Livestock Wealth and Reproductive Success on the Mukogodo Men Many studies have been conducted pertaining to various Maa-speaking societies. Numerous correlations have been documented in lieu of the speculation that “success in achieving culturally defined goals should tend to correlate with reproductive success” [(Irons 1979: 258) from (Cronk 1991: 345).] The article revolves mainly around the Mukogodo, found in north central Kenya (target universe). During the early 20th century this group was arranged into four clans and thirteen patrilineages, coming into more and more contact with Maa-speaking pastoralists, adding pressure to their day to day, traditional, way of life....   [tags: Mukogodo Culture Kenya Lee Cronk Essays] 2354 words
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Descriptive Essay Example: Livestock Sale at the County Fair - Livestock Sale at the County Fair Every year I get this feeling. The knots in my stomach are pulled tighter every time I pass through the narrow rock arch labeled with an aged sign reading, Welcome to the Delta County Fair Grounds. My eyes peer into the distance, and like every year, the park is full of commotion and energy. Kids swinging on the swings, teenagers showing off their new school clothes while sitting on the chipped green tables eating mazzo dogs, and the various types of food stands, complete the atmosphere of the Delta County Fair....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples] 1336 words
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Chinese Government and The Environmental Problems - ... Interestingly, the increased use of fertilisers for growing crops may result in the leaching of nutrients in open water which causes rapid growth of algae (Morris, 2009, p. 95). Incidentally, the same thing happened in 2007 at lake Taihu, which lasted for several days and contaminated the water supply for approximately 2 million people (Fawssett, 2009, p. 51). Therefore, this suggests that as crop farming increased in the second half of the twentieth century, it also increased the pollution of the soil and water....   [tags: agricultural pollution, livestock breeding]
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The Harm Caused by Factory Farming - ... The transportation of the waste costs thousands of dollars and due to the fact that factory farm operations are considered 'agricultural' and not 'industrial' operations they are not subject to the pollution regulations that their scale warrants, which also leaves them open to apply for government subsidies funded by taxpayer dollars to pay for the removal the waste (“Industrial Livestock Production”; Eng, Monica). And in the area in which the manure is spread and not absorbed it is leached into near by streams and rivers where it can kill native aquatic life and eventually seep into local water supplies posing the threat of millions of dollars in repair and restoration efforts....   [tags: cattle, livestock, abuse]
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Animal Rights vs Human Morals - Rights come from the ability to think not the ability to suffer. Many people can agree that animals need rights to be able to stay alive and be safe. But ask yourself is that really the only solution to saving animals. In my case, I believe that is not the only solution, for animals to be safe people need to realize it’s their fault animals are put through suffrage. Animal’s lives are put on the line due to the actions of human beings. Animals do not need rights to be protected. Human beings need to learn to behave morally, rather than on the act of animal rights, although the absence of cruelty does not make an act morally good....   [tags: Animal Cruelty, Livestock Industry]
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pasture management of Yan Yean Farm - ... The soil at Yan Yean is clay base rather then loam and the species chosen within the mix, can all achieve good growth in clay, and most of the species chosen prefer clay over other soil types, such as the lucerne and clover species. Yan Yean also experiences some water-logging, therefore the pasture mix must be water tolerant. The Summer Horse Mix is ideal for areas that receive good rainfall, the annual rainfall for this mix is 650mm + irrigation. This mix also contains perennial ryegrass, which provides feed for both summer and winter, and persists for 5 or more years (Auswest seeds n.d.)....   [tags: grasslands, livestock, equine population]
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What’s the Beef? - ... This is actually how mad cow disease is believed to have started. A byproduct feed mixture of unusable cow parts—the brain, spine, etc.—was fed to cows. There are proteins called prions in these parts of the cow, and these prions were able to infect the cows eating the byproduct feed of cow parts. If a human were to consume the infected beef, they could become infected themselves. This disease slowly eats at the infected person’s brain. It is very contagious and there is no known cure. This practice of cow-eat-cow continued until 1997, when the cow part byproduct feed was banned by the FDA due to fear of mad cow disease....   [tags: livestock, animals, chemicals, abuse]
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Are Factory Farms the Way of the Future? - ... This is the biodigester (Nicole). Every week the biodigester turns 400,000 gallons of liquid hog manure into biogas that fuels the farm. This North Carolina farm has been turning waste into biofuel since 2011, generating its own renewable energy source. “Hog CAFOs emit high volumes of the potent greenhouse gas methane (pound for pound, hog manure produces twice the methane of cattle manure) and ammonia, which has been linked to respiratory ailments” (Nicole). This is why CAFOs have been researching to find a better way to avoid so many environmental issues....   [tags: livestock, animal rights, anaerobic bacteria]
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The Effects of Grazing and Trampling Behaviors of Large-Sized Livestock on the Formation and Weathering Patterns of Soils - The Effects of Grazing and Trampling Behaviors of Large-Sized Livestock on the Formation and Weathering Patterns of Soils Introduction Walter Coppinger, a Professor of Geosciences at Trinity College in San Antonio and long-time observer of Montana geology, was the first person to describe to me the many problems of the western rangelands that have developed out of the over-grazing of cattle. From a hilltop among the upland slopes of Whitehall, Montana, he pointed out a few patches of bare earth on the horizon and some gullying out of trails across the rangelands in the distance....   [tags: Soil Soils Weathering Essays]
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Why Not To Eat Meat - Albert Einstein quoted, “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” (qtd. in Singh). A genius like Albert Einstein is stating that the planet life is deteriorating and giving the answer to solve the issue. So why are people not heeding his words and beginning a vegetarian diet to save this world from destruction. It is obvious that people are just too attached to eating meat. However, not eating meat is definitely not a life threatening choice to make and is very possible that it will become very easy to live by once the first step is taken....   [tags: Nutrition ]
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The Influence of Domesticated Animals on Human Welfare - Ever since animals have been domesticated, they have been very instrumental in providing humans with a plethora of benefits in multiple areas such as agriculture, medicine, and industry (Transgenic Animals). Today, animals and their products are used for almost everything from food to clothing to products we use on an everyday basis. Some argue that animals should not be used as much as they are being utilized; however the use of domesticated animals propelled humans from a nomadic species to a more civilized people....   [tags: ethical issues, animals]
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Public Grazing Lands - The grazing of public lands has become a very controversial issue over the last couple of decades. This is due to the fact that there are some people who believe that grazing the land is beneficial to the wildlife and the different plant species there. Then there are other people who have the belief that the grazing of livestock on public lands is detrimental to wildlife and plant health. Therefore, they believe that it is actually doing more harm than good. What are Public Grazing Lands. Public lands are properties that are not owned by private land owners, but instead are owned by the federal government....   [tags: Environment, Environmental]
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Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia - 2.1. Cattle Development and Small-holder Farmers in Cambodia 2.1.1. Cattle Production in Cambodia Livestock in Cambodia makes an important contribution to the agricultural sector. It accounts for 20.9% of agricultural GDP and contributes 7.6% to GDP (FAO, 2005a). Most livestock, including cattle, poultry, and pigs are raised by small-holders, for whom they serve as a source of cash income and provide a subsistence source of protein. Moreover, they are used for draught power, and are used as an asset or savings bank (Harding et al., 2007)....   [tags: Agriculture] 2644 words
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Farming in Canada is a Backbreaking Occupation - Farming in Canada is a backbreaking occupation. Due to the fact that many tribulations come alongside farming, the outcome is not always a positive one. Many problems can occur with the climate and soil, which creates difficulties in crops and livestock. This essay will show that farming is an extremely tough job in Canada. The sources that will be used are “Food and Agriculture”, “Fruit Growing Industry in Canada”, “Making Connections” and “www.omafra.gov.on.ca”. Canada’s climate has a big impact on Canadian farming....   [tags: Canadian studies, agriculture]
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The Work of Heifer International - Ever since their founder, Dan West, came up with the phrase “not a cup, but a cow,” Heifer International’s approach to providing global assistance to struggling countries has been characterized by long-term development rather than short-term relief.# Heifer International is a global non-profit dedicated to ending hunger and poverty in a sustainable way. After meeting the immediate needs for food, shelter, clean water, clothing and other necessities, Heifer empowers communities with the long-term economic means—such as livestock, seeds, and training—to re-establish their families, their neighborhoods, and their hope for a viable future....   [tags: Charity]
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Cloning Will Have a Negative Effect Society - Cloning Will Have a Negative Effect Society The definition of a clone is an organism that has the same genetic information as another organism or organisms. Scientific and ethical studies of cloning, prove that, cloning will have a negative rather than a positive effect on society. The goals and purposes for cloning range from making copies of those who have died, to bettering the engineering of offspring in humans and animals (Hawley, 1998). Cloning could also directly offer a means of curing diseases or could offer a technique that could extend means to acquiring new data for the sciences of embryology and how organisms develop as a whole over time....   [tags: Papers] 868 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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Nomadic Qualities of Ancient Civilizations in China and Greece - The people of ancient civilizations like ancient China and ancient Greece chose to move from one place to another frequently to find a location that was most suitable for their settlement. How they determined a location was based on both its economical and geographical features. They would ask questions like “Will the soil be fertile enough to sustain plant life?” “Can I trade easily within the location?” “Is the terrain rocky or flat?” and so on. I will be analyzing the push and pull factors of ancient China and ancient Greece to determine why they moved from one region of their country to another....   [tags: research paper, world history paper, ] 3248 words
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The Fight to Help the Snow Leopard - An endangered species is “any species… that is at risk of extinction because of the sudden rapid decrease in its population or loss of its habitat” (Dublin, par. 1). An animal that falls under this category is the “Panthera Uncia” (Dublin, par. 1) –more commonly known as the snow leopard. This animal is seen as a threat to many people in Central Asia –the natural habitat of the leopard. However, the conclusion is inaccurate. The snow leopard is a rare creature that is hardly seen by humans. This animal is insulated by thick fur and has tremendous paws that act like snow shoes....   [tags: Wildlife]
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The Logic of Industry and of Nature - Michael Pollan’s purpose of writing Omnivore’s Dilemma came about when he realizes that society is unbelievably unhealthy due to the abundance of food. The two conflicting logics that Pollan introduces are the logic of nature and the logic of industry; these two logics are reflected through various ways of raising livestock animals. The logic of nature consists of raising livestock animals in a pastoral environment where animals interact with one another and avoid the use of artificial chemicals; whereas, the logic of industry settles on raising livestock animals unnaturally....   [tags: Cows, Meat, Food Industry]
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Anthrax: A Deadly Biological Weapon - Biological weapons are a widely used source of terror. The definition of a biological weapon is a harmful biological agent (as a pathogenic microorganism or a neurotoxin) used as a weapon to cause death or disease usually on a large scale (“Biological Weapon,” The Merriam- Webster Dictionary). There are numerous substances used as biological weapons. Some include Glanders, Botulism, and Brucellosis. Biological weapons consist of a kind of substance or disease that is used to launch an attack on a large population of people....   [tags: Warfare]
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Temple Grandin's Life and Accomplishments - ... Her aunt then found Temple in a cow restraint. When her aunt closed the restraint, Temple became calm. The cow restraint replaced the need for a hug. With this time at the ranch, Temple learned to love animals even more. Temple's mother pushed her to go to college, even though she did not want to go. Despite that she didn't want to go, this opening put her on the path to her future. While she was at the college, Temple made a restraint for herself. Her room mate did not approve of this and the college took the machine away....   [tags: temple gardin, autism, autisitc people]
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Meat: Is It Safe? - When ordering a steak from a restaurant one usually considers what they want on their steak, how they want it cooked, and if they want a side of potatoes or rice with that, but how often does one stop and think about how the cattle was raised. Many farmers today administer hormones into their livestock to increase weight gain, and to boost milk production in dairy cows. Though these hormones are beneficial to the meat and dairy industry, these injections may prove to be harmful to the consumer. Unless the cattle in which your steak was butchered from was organically raised you may be asking for a side of health problems with your meal....   [tags: Food Safety ]
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A Career in Farming - Every time a person goes to the store and buys some food that food was grown by a farmer or contain ingredients from the farmer’s crops. A farmer is a good job because the work they do helps to provide the world with food. Without farmers many people would go hungry not knowing how to grow their own food. Without farmers many other products other than food would be gone. Farmers work hard long days and often go unnoticed; however, without them life would be much different. Farming has been an occupation since 8,500 B.C....   [tags: farming industry, tractors, farmers]
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The Necessity of Legalizing Wolf Hunting in Wisconsin - Over the past several years, the gray wolf, native to the Wisconsin area, has been listed federally as an endangered species due to the graphic and horrific treatment they had received during the industrialization periods of America, when they were frowned upon and hated because they are predatory creatures and did, on occasion, attack livestock and pets. Because the government was encouraging the hunting, including bounties for the animals, the wolves were hunted to near extinction. However, now Wisconsin faces a new problem....   [tags: animal studies, hunting]
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Adding Value to Iowa's Resources - Today Iowa is excelling as one of the top states when it comes to agricultural production, and a leader in using its resources. Iowa has rankings in the top 5 states in the nation in 3 different categories of production. In the livestock category Iowa is ranked fourth in the nation in cattle and calves, fourth in sheep, goats, and their products, first in layers (chickens that lay eggs), and first in hogs and pigs. In the crops category Iowa is ranked first in corn for grain and first in soybean production....   [tags: Economics]
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Hydraulic Fracturing Must be Reformed - The multi-billion dollar gas industry is seeking to expand its production across the nation, in light of new technology making extracting natural gas much easier. A Healthy alternative to the fossil fuels we so frivolously use is now more critical than ever. In 2011, the United States used 18.83 million barrels of raw oil daily, and in 2010 19.18 million barrels of petroleum products and biofuels. In 2010 and 2011, that was nearly 22% of the world’s oil supply. (U.S Department of Energy) Previously inaccessible areas in the Marcellus Shale region of the United States, stretching from West Virginia to New York, are being unearthed by a controversial method of extracting natural gas, called h...   [tags: Energy, Gas Industry]
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Cause and Effect Essay - Factory Farms Cause Sickness and Pollution - Cause and Effect Essay - Factory Farms Cause Sickness and Pollution There is little doubt that animals raised on small-scale diverse farms are apt to be healthier. When allowed to range freely, particularly in organically maintained yards and pastures, they receive more exercise, their diet is more varied and they are exposed to commensal bacteria that help exclude, and build resistance to, harmful pathogens. Some organic practitioners also argue that free-ranging animals actively seek out plants with medicinal properties that can build their resistance to illness, When Livestock production is carried out on a scale that suits the global market, however, huge numbers of animals are kept i...   [tags: Expository Cause Effect Essays] 1227 words
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Genetically Modified Animals - ... Their milk also kills the S. aureus bacteria without altering the milk’s nutritional and manufacturing properties (Donovan, Kerr & Wall, 2005). In medical application, LMOs also play an important role in the xenotransplantation. The xenotransplantation can be defined as a procedure that involves the transplantation, implantationor infusion of living cells, tissues or organ from the non-human sources into a human recipient (Yamanouchi, 2005; NHMRC, 2013). Nowadays, there are many people die waiting for organs to become available due to worldwide shortage of organs supply for clinical transplantation....   [tags: dna, organisms, genes]
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Organic vs. Non-organic Foods - Organic products and non-organic products have been a subject of interest for me for a great amount of time because I have often questioned whether there really was a difference between the two types of products. I always wondered what the nutritional, economic, laborious, and pollution differences were, if any, in the creation of the two types of products. Through research, I have found several sources of information which allow me to determine more than a physical difference between the two....   [tags: Organic vs. Processed Foods]
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Country of Origin Meat Labeling - A large problem that has arose in our country is Country of Origin (COO) meat labeling. Imported meat is not labeled with its origin and has become a great problem because of the lack of universal packaging and processing laws. The United States imports meat from 26 foreign countries. This means when you buy a package of hamburger from your local grocery store it could contain meat from anywhere in the world. Other countries meat isn’t the same quality as US meat. Some meat comes from countries such as china where it is legal to feed livestock ground up bone meal from scraped animals....   [tags: essays research papers] 342 words
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Hardships Facing the Gray Wolf Population - An eerie howl fills the air; it bellows over the darkened valley floor. A majestic show of fur and fang dance behind a herd of deer leaping through blanketed snow. Within a second, gunshots echo; and a fallen beauty lays unmoving, painting the snow beneath a deep red. In the past, with little understanding and an abundance of anger, humans in North America have caused much change to the gray wolf’s life. Alterations in habitat, behavior, diet, and human measures for control have created a multitude of hardships for the gray wolf population....   [tags: Animal Conservation] 635 words
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Attributes of Humanity in the Bible - Attributes of Humanity in the Bible One attribute of Humanity that I saw in Genesis through Dueteronomy was the fearing of God. The fear of the Lord, according to the Bible, is a heartfelt reverence for the majesty of God and a loving awe of the grace of God. One who fears God has great thoughts about Him and knows Him and puts his trust in Him. One who fears God, first of all, knows God in all of the infinite splendor of God's being and the God who says, "I AM THAT I AM." Throughout the Scriptures, whenever we see a human encountering God, we see that this encounter always contains an element of fear....   [tags: Papers] 443 words
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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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Is American Beef Safe to Eat?- Exploring the Quality of Agricultural Standards in America - as Americans we have to be conscious of the foods that we eat that come from the different livestock. Everything that is not a vegetable comes from some form or another of livestock and sometimes we have to wonder; where is the food coming from. If you asked any five year old he would say “the grocery store”, however as consumers we have to be knowledgeable of the foods we put into our bodies and have good faith that they are coming from quality sources. the cattle industry and government to safeguard the food that we eat....   [tags: Agriculture] 923 words
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The Role of Red Meat in a Balanced Diet - A recurring theme in professional health literature for many years, the role of red meat in a healthy diet continues to be at the forefront, due in part because of the scientific debate: Is red meat necessary in a balanced diet or is it detrimental to good health. In a Nursing Standard article, “The Role of Red Meat in a Balanced Diet,” Carrie Ruxton claims that a balanced diet that includes small amounts of lean red meat contributes to good health. Ruxton, a free-lance dietician, states that “lean red meat is unlikely to increase the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and colorectal cancer” and that those diseases are due to eating processed meats that are salted or smo...   [tags: Nutrition]
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Anthropogenic Sources of Atmospheric Methane - Anthropogenic Sources of Atmospheric Methane Introduction The atmosphere has always contained the Greenhouse Gas methane. Along with carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and water vapor, methane helps to create the natural greenhouse effect. These gases trap some of the sun's energy and keep the Earth at a warm enough temperature to sustain life. If the occurrence of any of these gases in the atmosphere is increased, the natural greenhouse effect will intensify and further warm the Earth. Due to man's activities, the amount of atmospheric methane has more than doubled since pre-industrial times....   [tags: Geology] 1078 words
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Save the planet by cutting down on meat? - ... Whether by stepping up practices on existing forests, pastures, croplands or by clearing natural ecosystems; human land use practices are radically changing the earth’s climate as well as exploiting an even larger share of the earth’s environment in the process. In support of this, Bonan (1997, p.449) suggested that the earth’s surface is persistently modified by continued natural as well as human activities. What's more, Tilman et al. (2001,p.281) postulates that the next 50 years are expected to be the period of swift agricultural growth, demand for food by the constantly growing worldwide population will be a key driver of climate change....   [tags: agriculture,vegetarianism, ghg]
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The New World: A Clash of Cultures - ... There were many areas of recently abandoned agricultural sites as well as current settlements because they knew that over farming the soil would not produce good crops, thus the nomadic lifestyle. There was evidence of excellent management of local ecologies, which testified to their ability to choose great soil in which to farm (Calloway, 2012, p. 82). The Europeans thought this nomadic lifestyle was uncivilized, when in all actuality it demonstrated good stewardship of the resources the earth provided....   [tags: scandinavians, muslim reign]
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Knowledge for Sustainability in Greater Caucasus Villages - ... Agricultural extension services and counseling on new methods and techniques of animal husbandry are not available for the villagers. According to the villagers interviewed, no development organization or agricultural extension service have been active in the village (2007). Knowledge about informational and training opportunities outside the village is limited and the various opportunities not perceived as viable options. Although courses and trainings in the agricultural field can be absolved at several institutions in Azerbaijan, for a variety of reasons they do not appear feasible for the villagers....   [tags: shahdag region, caucasus mountains,arzerbaijan]
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The Future of the Sheep Industry - Sheep and cattle have a part of the United States history for centuries. They have been known for their many products, such as meat, wool, and milk. Sheep played an important role in the livestock industry, especially towards some religious communities, and small rural farmers. During the early 20th century, the sheep industry was at its peak, until 1942, when the industry topped over 56.2 million head. Afterwards, they gradually declined to under 10 million head, a record in U.S. history, at the turn of the 21st century....   [tags: Farming ]
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Transitions From Hunter-Gatherer To Pastoralist Society - As societies develop, many changes occur that help the progression of a better civilization. While some changes are subtle, others are incredibly dramatic and alter the course of human history. Few changes of this significance have occurred and one of these more notable changes appeared in the era of the Hunter-Gathers. The drastic changes from a Hunter-Gatherer society to an Agriculturalist or Pastoralist civilization are some of the most radical alterations in societal development on earth. First, the shift from a Hunter-Gatherer society to an agriculturalist civilization was tremendous....   [tags: Human History, Early Civilization, Agricultural] 826 words
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