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- Throughout my life I have read many novels. This book was very interesting. This is a compelling account of the turbulence that inflamed Kenya in the 1950s and its impact on people's lives. A brand new perspective upon the emancipation of so-called Third World Country .On the verge of Kenya independence, both colonizers and colonized were bewildered and confused. White colonial agents lost faith on their lifelong commitment, and Kenyans were cast into a precarious future, which they had been longed for, and at the same time, worried about....   [tags: Grain of Wheat Essays]

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Ngugi wa Thiong’o's Personal and Political Beliefs Through A Grain of Wheat

- Ngugi wa Thiong’o's Personal and Political Beliefs Through A Grain of Wheat Ngugi wa Thiong’o is a Kenyan born writer of Gikuyu descent, born in 1938 in Limuru. He attended Alliance High School in Kenya, Makere University in Uganda, and Leeds University in England. In 1992 Ngugi was honored with the Paul Robeson Award for Artistic Excellence, Political Conscience, and Integrity. He received the Gwendolyn Brooks Center Contributors’ Award for Significant Contribution to the Black Literary Arts in 1994....   [tags: Ngugi wa Thiong Grain Wheat Essays]

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The Fantasy of Out of Africa vs. the Reality of Ngugi's A Grain of Wheat

- The Fantasy of Out of Africa vs. the Reality of Ngugi's A Grain of Wheat Both the film and the book versions of Out of Africa portray life in Africa as being a haven for European colonists. In these works, Africa was a beautiful land to move to where the Europeans could live like “royalty” in a sense. Their money went a lot further, and they could have African servants do all the work and chores for them. These African peoples adored the white settlers, and would peacefully work for them for very low wages....   [tags: Compare Contrast Africa Grain Wheat Essays]

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Death and the Kings Horseman and A Grain of Wheat

- The following work will call your attention to the way in which a playwright and a novelist deploy key stylistic and dramatic effects and will be complete by means of examining a passage taken from each work. To follow a comparison and contrast of the techniques used within the two works will be observed. My rein is loosened. I am master of my Fate. When the hour comes, Watch me dance along the narrowing path, Glazed by the soles of my great precursors. My soul is eager. I shall not turn aside. (Soyinka, 2002:10)....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Reader Response And A Grain Of Wheat

- F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, "The reason one writes isn't the fact he wants to say something. He writes because he has something to say." This quote applies directly to Ngugi Wa Thiong’s novel A Grain of Wheat. One could infer from this quote that some writers write not just for the enjoyment derived from it, but rather out of a feeling of obligation to let readers hear what they may have to say. Ngugi’s message that he feels obligated to convey is delivered, however, he uses a very unusual writing technique to arrive there....   [tags: Ngugi Wa Thiong]

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Investigate the Effect of Moisture Content on Wheat Grain Seed's Respiration Rate

- Investigate the Effect of Moisture Content on Wheat Grain Seed's Respiration Rate HYPOTHESIS: There will be a positive correlation between moisture content of wheat grains and their respiration rate. Therefore as the moisture content (independent variable) increases so will the respiration rate (dependent variable). The rationale behind the hypothesis came from studying photosynthesis in plants. During the light-dependent reactions of photosynthesis, the photolysis of water (H2O) occurs inside photosystem II....   [tags: GCSE Biology A2 A-Level Coursework]

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Shaping Modern Afric A Grain Of Wheat, And Tsitsi Dangarembga 's Nervous Conditions

- ... If Arrow of God is written for readers to learn about Africa before the invasion of Europeans, then A Grain of Wheat by James Ngungi give readers knowledge about Africa after colonization. A Grain of Wheat is written about the decolonization in Kenya. British settlers had “replaced African rule with governance by foreign dictate” (Worger, Clark, and Alpers 1). The people in charge were whites only, for they thought “any black person near the seat of power was beyond wildest imagination” (Ngugi 39)....   [tags: Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, United Kingdom]

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The Hardships of African Men and Women in A Grain of Wheat by Nugugi

- The Hardships of African Men and Women in A Grain of Wheat by Nugugi "God helps those who help themselves, it is said, with fingers pointing at a self-made man who has attained wealth and position, forgetting that thousands of others labor and starve, day in and day out, without ever improving their material lot (57)." In the novel a Grain of Wheat written by Nugugi we explore in-depth the hardships and courage of African men and women who were forced to fight for their independence in the War of Independence....   [tags: Papers]

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in Ngugi’s A Grain Of Wheat, and in Silko’s Ceremony

- ... During this period, he was able to see things as they truly were. He was now able to understand the answer to suffering. His understanding to the root to suffering was greediness, selfishness and stupidity. He decided that he would teach his followers that if mankind could just be rid of these negative emotions and actions, they could very well live a life of happiness. According to the Dalai Lama translated in book written by Thupten Jinpa, his Holiness wrote (Jinpa, 2005). According to Buddhism, compassion is an aspiration, a state of mind, wanting others to be free from suffering....   [tags: philosophy. religion, meditation]

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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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The Meaning and Effects of Modern Imperialism in Ngugi’s A Grain Of Wheat, and in Silko’s Ceremony

- ... Kihika came to me by night. He put his life into my hands and I sold it to the white man. And this thing has eaten into my life all these years.” Mugo admits that he preferred the British, who obviously are the imperial power itself, over his own people. Maybe at last Mugo felt like he belongs to his society by both confessing his betrayal to Kihika and saving Karanja’s life. By mentioning this betrayal, along with other ones, Ngugi complains about the African’s reactions to the imperial power: they put the whites in the center and denied the class....   [tags: civilization, colonial, natives]

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Prejudice and Racism in Heart of Darkness, A Grain of Wheat, and A small place

- The Literary Response to Racism in Heart of Darkness, A Grain of Wheat, and A small place        Racism and prejudice can be regarded as both societal and individual phenomena, developed and manifested at all levels of society; from government policy through organizational structures, inter-group and interpersonal interactions to intra-personal attitudes and feelings. Media and literature react to these perceptions and have taken part in shaping the attitudes and feelings of society. The novels "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad, "A Grain of Wheat" by Ngugi wa Thiong'o, and Jamaica Kincaid's essay "A small place" represent a literary response to the insidious tool of racism in colonia...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Why My Calorie Intake Was Under The Amount Of Whole Grain

- On May 08, 2015 the 897 average amount of calories consumed ranged under the allowed amount which was 1600. The reason why my calorie intake was under the recommended amount can be figured by going through each individual food group. In Grains the target amount was 5 ounces, and only 2 ounces of refined wheat was eaten. This caused the status to be under the amount, because on this said date only refined wheat was consumed, and zero amount of whole grain was included. Now, for vegetables its target was two cups, and ¾ cups was consumed causing this food group to also be under the recommended....   [tags: Nutrition, Fat, Whole grain, Vitamin]

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Analysis of the Play, Paper Wheat

- Not all plays are character-driven, in fact a great many are not. So if the characters are not what keep the audience intrigued, well then what does. There are many possible answers to this question. Paper Wheat uses the history of a group of people, a specific message commenting on a time period, spectacle elements such as song and dance, and the genre of comedy to keep its audience both engaged and entertained. There are many elements to a play that can engage the minds of an audience....   [tags: Essay on Paper Wheat]

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The Unhealthy Evolution of Wheat

- The Unhealthy Evolution of Wheat I have spoke a lot about healthy eating and drinking in my previous posts. It is crucial to eat a lot of vegetables, fruits and drink pure water; but what about wheat products. Wheat has evolved into something that is no longer a natural substance and can negatively affect your health. We are seeing more wheat allergies than ever. There is a reason for this; the following will explain. How Has Wheat Changed. The production of wheat is not a new phenomenon. Wheat has been successfully cultivated for thousands of years....   [tags: industrial revolution, steel roler mill]

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Marketing Freedom For Grain Farmers Act

- ... A major strength of FarmLead it that it is set up to be intuitive and easy for the user. In addition, unlike large companies that farmer’s usually cannot negotiate with and have certain times of operations; FarmLead empowers the farmers to negotiate any time of day anywhere. Economic factors FarmLead makes money either through a marketplace connection fee or an annual subscription fee. The marketplace connection fee is $1.00/metric tonne (MT) up to 80 MT and $0.25/MT thereafter. In, addition FarmLead has a “Connect Now” option that the user can “acquire a potential counterparty 's contact information without finalizing a negotiation”....   [tags: Agriculture, International trade, Global warming]

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Modern Wheat Should Be Avoided in a Healthy Diet

- The dietary guidelines for health introduced in the 1970s called for reduced fat intake and increased consumption of whole grain food items. Since the 1970s, however, North Americans have steadily become heavier, more prone to diabetes, and less healthy. This phenomenon has sparked a revolution against the consumption of wheat, including whole grains. Even though the whole grain category is dubbed by nutrition experts to be “less bad”, whole grains are still genetically modified to suit the needs of business rather than people's nutritional needs....   [tags: genetically modified foods, unhealthy habits]

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Weath Production and Processing

- Wheat is a cereal grain grown all over the world. It is the third most-produced cereal after maize and rice and is the staple food of millions of people. China is the world`s largest producer of wheat with the U.S. ranked at number four. Wheat is the principal U.S. cereal grain for export and domestic consumption. Wheat is the fourth leading U.S. field crop and our leading export crop. Normally speaking, wheat is more often grown in arid regions where soil quality is poor. North Dakota is the largest wheat producing state in America....   [tags: mills, cereal, grain]

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Gluten Free Recipes For Food

- ... • Substitutions for Gluten included flour What is Gluten. Gluten is found in wheat endosperm and other related grains and cereals such as barley and rye. It’s a protein composite that maintains the elasticity texture and shape of dough, as well; it’s responsible for the chewiness of the finished product. Though the wheat flour is used worldwide for baking and cooking, it can also be found as an additive in everyday processed products you would find in the store, even imitation meats. Unfortunately, Gluten can also be harmful to those with a condition referred to as coeliac disease, or someone with a wheat allergy....   [tags: Flour, Wheat, Gluten, Crêpe]

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Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Cultivars using the Genotype by Trait (GT) Biplot Method

- Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the major food crops worldwide and Iran produces about 14 million tons of wheat annually. Effective interpretation of breeding programs data is important at all stages of plant improvement. The genotype by trait (GT) biplot used for two-way wheat dataset as genotypes with multiple traits. For this propose, 13 wheat cultivars with specific characteristics (were tested under organic growing environment. The GT biplot for wheat dataset explained 65% of the total variation of the standardized data....   [tags: Graphic Analysis, Trait Relations]

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Nutrient and Seed Rate Effect on Yield and Yield Contributing Characters of Wheat at Agro-Climatic (subtropical) condition of Faisalabad

- A field study was conducted to evaluate the effect of different seed rates and nutrition on the yield of wheat; at Agronomic research area, University of Agriculture Faisalabad during 2008-2009.The experiment was laid out in a split plot design with three replications. The treatment comprises four different fertilizer level F0( Control no fertilizer), F1 ( 100-115-67 NPK kg ha-1 ), F2 ( 115-130-82 NPK kg ha-1) and F3 ( 130-145-97 NPK kg ha-1) with three different seed rate S1 (100 kg ha-1), S2( 125 kg ha-1), S3( 150 kg ha-1).Wheat variety Shafaq-2006 was planted....   [tags: Biology ]

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- The US wheat industry demonstrates how integration across the food chain can raise efficiency. At the beginning of the century, it was much like what India is today. It was fragmented, with a proliferation of small regional markets. There was no standard grading system; each state had its own informal grades. Farmers, although large, were exploited by traders, who often bought wheat at low prices by claiming that it was poor or that demand was weak. The storage, handling, and transport infrastructure was limited....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Preserving China’s Natural Environment

- Preserving China’s Natural Environment Stopping the grain self-sufficiency policy would preserve China’s natural environment, because increased local grain production have a negative impact on water distribution, which leads to soil degradation and increased cost of preserving the environment. Therefore, abandoning this policy would enable the government to meet its local grain demand at a lower environmental cost. Water Resource Depletion China’s grain self-sufficiency policy creates serious sustainability issues in the Chinese ecological environment....   [tags: grain production, sustainability]

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Steps in Mushroom Cultivation

- Mushrooms is unique creature in the living world cannot be classified neither plant nor animal. It has become one of human food sources. There has been recent finding of interest in mushroom not only as a health vegetable which rich in protein but it also important as sources of biologically active compound of medical value. Based on Ooi & Liu (2000) schizophyllan from S. commune and lentinan, an interferon-stimulating polysaccharide produced by L. edodes are products that have been isolated from mushroom to make anti-cancer drugs....   [tags: grain spawn, nutrition, oyster musrooms]

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The Negative Effects Of Gluten and Grain Based Diets

- Every day, more and more groceries and health food stores stock gluten-free products. That’s good news. New research proves that gluten can cause inflammation in any organ and any cell of your body (Pillow). Inflammation is the body’s biological response to injury; it is a defensive immune response that causes increased blood flow to an area. This inflammation may trigger swelling, pain, and loss of movement in joints. Under normal conditions, inflammation is a healthy response, the body is guarding itself from additional injury, restoring existing injuries, and maintaining healthy tissue....   [tags: Gluten is a Silent Killer]

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Food Foods : A Breakfast Cereal Eaten By Millions Of Americans Everyday

- Cheerios are a breakfast cereal eaten by millions of Americans everyday. General Mills shares to the public through their ads that Cheerios are a healthy breakfast and snack that brings the benefits of oats, low sugar, and vitamins and minerals into our diet. Honey Nut Cheerios is one of the many cereals that General Mills have in which they claimed is good for our health because of the ingredients they use. Some of the ingredients that are in the cereal have raised red flags to consumers like the sugar content that is much higher than other cereals and the GMO’s that are in it....   [tags: Cereal, Nutrition, Cheerios, Wheat]

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The Production of Wheat

- ... In short run the cannot be maintained as one factor of ratio is fixed, but in long run all factors are variable so you can maintain an ideal ratio at levels of output. 40X = f(5L, 4K) 80X = f(10L, 8K) In long run output is doubled when all factors inputs are doubles, such kind of production function is called long period production function or constant proportion type production function SHORT RUN (VARIABLE PROPORTION) PRODUCTION FUNCTION LONG RUN(CONSTANT PRODUCTION) PRODUCTION FUNCTION It is a production function in which factor ratio changes with the level of output....   [tags: land, labour, capital]

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Considerations for the Genetic Modificaiton of Wheat

- Genetically Modified Food   Genetically Modified Wheat Wheat is hugely important in the world's food supply. About 600 million tonnes of wheat is produced each year. That adds up to 90 kg for every person on earth. Septoria, Fusarium and common bunt are fungal diseases that often cause problems for wheat growers. These fungal diseases can spread rapidly when conditions are mild and moist. These are just some of the things that effect wheat. The Growing of wheat also has a large impact on the environment and the cycles of matter because of the large usage of fertilizers and pesticides....   [tags: resistance, growth, pesticides]

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The Human Race : The Field Of Wheat

- Mankind has always pushed, fought, and struggled to make advancements not only for their current generation, but for following generations. We have worked our way from domesticating wolves, and hiding from predators in caves, to now planning colonies on Mars, and sending probes into the deep reaches of space. The human race has made great strides to ensure future generations have the means for a better life, and or a more efficient way of working and producing a product. Whether that be the first hunter gatherer to sow a field of wheat to produce a steady means of food for their tribe or Wernher von Braun developing rockets for the Nazi war machine, to then coming to The United States and as...   [tags: Nazi Germany, World War II, Schutzstaffel]

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The Fortification Of Wheat Flour

- ... Consequently, that publicity generated a 40% increase in the amount of fortified flour produced in America (Bishai and Nalubola, 2002). In that same year, approximately 75% of all white bread produced in the United States was fortified (Dietary Reference Intake, 2003). Finally, the increase of support for fortified flour led the government to take action. In the course of 1943, the War Food Administration enacted the first War Food Order, which made all flour sold as interstate commerce be fortified by FDA regulations (Dietary Reference Intake, 2003)....   [tags: Vitamin, Nutrition, Folic acid, Flour]

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Dolomite and Peaty Wheat Straw

- I have seen many from Dolomite and Peaty Wheat Straw by Rudy Ray Moore, Willy Dynamite starring Roscoe Orman, and The Mack Starring Max Julien and so on. The way these actors portrayed the characters of Willy Dynamite, Dolomite, and Goldie the way the talked the jive the way they walked the walk more than likely set the black race back by decades. Grabbing there groins and having a glide in their stride, wearing big hats, capes, and over exaggerated gestures help create stereotypes and threadbare ideals of the black race that are prevalent even today....   [tags: Film, Race]

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A Gravestone Made Of Wheat

- ... Come- she commanded Olaf…It is time we go to home” (24). Despite the power of the judge, Inge gives up the idea of marriage and decides that they will live their life together as a married couple. Will Weaver’s story emphasizes how Inge and Olaf come together and fall in love despite the disapproval of marriage from the United States Government. They overcome the struggles of law and society and consider themselves married. Inge came to him in the hayloft that night and climbed into bed with him after the county courthouse didn’t allow them to get married showing him that in her mind, they were married....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Horse, Alimony]

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The Golden Grain : The World Health Organization

- ... In a world where almost 800 million people are undernourished, and a daily meal is a luxury to many, some people simply cannot afford to meet the aforementioned micronutrient requirements. Vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem in more than half of all countries, especially in Africa and South-East Asia, hitting hardest young children and pregnant women in low-income countries ("WHO"). For these demographics, the best option is ingesting nutrient-dense staple crops. The distribution of Orange-Fleshed sweet potatoes in Uganda, is a perfect example of such a scenario....   [tags: Genetically modified organism]

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Ghost, Sam Wheat, A Murder Victim

- ... Without Bubba’s sacrifice however, Forrest would have not had the resolve to establish the Shrimp Company. He would have served as an underlying of Bubba, as originally the company was Bubba’s dream. Nevertheless, Bubba becomes a dispensable memory for Forrest’s use, which motivates his personal success and financial triumph. Similarly, Bubba’s narrative becomes convenient tool for Forrest to use for his overall character development. Prior to the Vietnam War, death had not occurred on such a personal level in Forrest’s life....   [tags: Black people, African American, Academy Award]

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Grain of Hope in Breakfast of Champions

- Grain of Hope in Breakfast of Champions “I think I am trying to clear my head of all the junk in there...the flags...I’m throwing out characters from my other books too. I’m not going to put on any more puppet shows.” This proud exclamation is made in the introduction of Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions. It caught my attention and drew me to continue reading. The book continues to take the reader on a bizarre journey through the human mind. Our mental trip is made easier through Vonnegut’s childlike “artwork,” which mostly consists of underwear, guns, cows, and other odds and ends....   [tags: Breakfast of Champions Essays]

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The Global Grain Drain

- The Global Grain Drain The production of enough grain to meet the needs of every country in the world has always seemed to be a big question. The more developed countries (MDC) aren't the ones having to the problem. MDC's actually pay their farmers not to grow as much of a crop and will buy it from other counties. LDC's are not capable of doing this; they can grow adequate amounts, but they end up sailing a big part of what they grow because it benefits them more. There are many factors that lead to less grain production....   [tags: Papers]

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Every Grain of sand

- poem tells a story within its words, even if it is not directly stated. Nearly every word and phrase in a poem, and even its punctuation has a meaning and a message that the author is trying to send across to the reading or listening audience. Not always is it easy to immediately understand what the poet is trying to say, but within the words and punctuation, over time and with analysis, interpretation is possible. Poetry is a group of so many words that a poet carefully chooses to show certain meaning....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vincent Van Gogh's Wheat Fields With Cypress

- Vincent Van Gogh has a reputation for creating beautiful works of art under abnormal circumstances. On May 8, 1889, Van Gogh voluntarily checked himself into Saint- Rémy mental asylum suffering from acute mania, which provoked hallucinations that caused him to cut his ear off. Fields of wheat and olive groves surrounded the asylum, which had a view of Alpilles Mountains , Van Gogh sent a letter to his brother Theo in which he wrote, “ Beyond the window with its iron bars I can see a walled-in field of wheat”....   [tags: famous impressionism paintings]

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Grass-fed vs. Grain-fed Beef

- In today's society, organic food is a giant new thing in which food is produced without any chemicals. In other words, the product must be 100 percent natural. A major food source of the American people is meat, and the way that it is produced today is a major issue. In feedlots, where cattle are fed grain to grow before being slaughtered, the conditions are terrible and horrifying. Cattle are confined to a limited amount of space and not allowed to roam freely. Also in these cattle growing yards, the risk of disease is much higher in these animals than out on the open range grazing on the grass....   [tags: Food Production]

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Impact Of The First Green Revolution On Average Wheat Yields

- 1. The impact of the first Green Revolution on average wheat yields was the transformation of agriculture in the 1970s. It has been treated with herbicides and some fertilizers, but not up to the standard of the most recent agronomic practices. 2. The price of rice, wheat, and corn varied over recent decades. In 1970s, the real price of staple crops fell year after year. But, by 1990s yields were rising. 3. The economic system of the Earth creates epidemics of both obesity and malnutrition. The end of the era of cheap foods has overlapped with the concern of providing food for the world....   [tags: Agriculture, Food security, Soil, Food industry]

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Genetically Modified Grain

- Genetically Modified Grain Thesis: Genetically Modified Grain has many benefits and problems which have become very controversial. While these problems need to be addressed, the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. GMO grain should be grown and foods containing them should not be required to bare a label. Introduction Genetically improved crops are not a new phenomenon. Plants have been selectively crossbred for centuries to develop heartier and more productive hybrids. Now, Biotechnology offers us the ability to transfer desired traits into plants much faster and more selectively by merely transplanting the desired gene into the grain....   [tags: GMOs Genetically Modified Foods]

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Grain Industry Overview

- The low carb fad is over. Baked goods are back in favor as consumers look toward glycemic indexes and the incorporation of more grains in their diets. While the category is one that experts see as mature, a quick rundown from industry analysts shows there is room for inventory improvements and innovations that will inspire sales. The Bakery Aisle Whole grains are expected to build interest in the baked goods category as consumers seek everything--from pancakes to muffins to cookies and crackers--packed with whole grains goodness....   [tags: Baked Goods Grains Market Analysis]

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Hexaploid Wheat: Evolution, Domestication, Dissemination, US Commercialization, and Molecular Characterization

- Hexaploid Wheat: Evolution, Domestication, Dissemination, US commercialization, and Molecular characterization Wheat is one of the major food crops in the world, which provides 532 kcal/capita/day ( World production of wheat is about 670 M tonnes, which is only behind maize (872 M tonnes) and rice (720 M tonnes) ( whereas the US is the third largest wheat producer in the world ( Wheat group comprise of 13 diploid and 18 allopolyploid species (12 tetra and 6 hexa) (Feldman et al....   [tags: Cultivating, Crops, Genetics]

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Integrating Anthropogenic Pollutants to Hard Red Wheat for Analysis of Germination and Phytotoxicity

- Within the last century society’s reliance on petroleum and petroleum based products increased drastically. Currently the United States, the planet’s largest petroleum consumer, consumes twenty-five percent of the planet’s total petroleum, while only holding two percent of the natural resource (Banerjee, 2012). This has led to environmental catastrophes and cultural dependencies. Environmental catastrophes, which include the British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon Gulf spill, have demonstrated how a society dependent on petroleum can negatively affect the environment....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Comparing Female Protagonists in That Evening Sun and A Field of Wheat

- In Faulkner's "That Evening Sun" and Ross's "A Field of Wheat", we see both female protagonists victimized by their environment. In "That Evening Sun", we see Nancy as a victim of the racially discriminatory environment of the South in the early 1900's. In A "Field of Wheat", Martha falls victim to her natural environment and the wrath that nature plays in her life and the life of her family. In each story, the reader feels a sense of despair in both women. I will attempt to show that the environment in which they live contributes to their despair....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Food and Agriculture: Root Crops

- Tropical and subtropical countries have climatic conditions which are unfavourable for the production of wheat. These countries are therefore heavily dependent on wheat imports to provide staple food products for their populations (FAO; Byerlee, 1987 1-2). In 1960 the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) began a Composite Flour Programme aimed at empowering developing nations with the technology to improve their country’s food security. Composite flour is a mixture of flours from cereals and root tubers....   [tags: Wheat, Cake, Dasheen]

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A Journey Around The World

- I am going to take you on a journey around the world to explore and challenge what you think you may know about bread. In the United States we have our version of bread. Have you ever thought of what the same word means in different cultures and countries. We are going to explore five different breads that originated in five different countries. So get ready for an amazing trip that will teach you about breads around the world, and see how much you really know. Sourdough Many people that I know that this type of bread originated in San Francisco in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s, well that is not a fact....   [tags: Bread, Flour, Wheat, Baking]

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Omega 3 : An Essential Fatty Acid That Repairs Our Brains

- ... It’s said that we used to have a ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 of 1 to 1, but now it’s to the point where it’s 10 to 1. Which explains why there is a rising generation of morons. Not enough good fat to repair the brain, and too much of the bad fat that causes heart disease. One can deduce that good fats do not make one fat. So now that it’s been established why fat is good for humans, why is it bad to have a high carb diet. To have a high carb diet 300 years ago wouldn’t be a bad thing, but one would have to get used to eating large bricks of so called “bread”....   [tags: Nutrition, Digestion, Wheat, Blood sugar]

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Bribery At the Global Level

- Executive Summary During the previous era there has seen a vivid upsurge in public alertness of white-collar crime. The most common method of white-collar crime which ha stretched from countrywide to global heights is bribery. Nevertheless, even with this, worldwide bribery remains a significant development part which needs more investigation (Rollings 2008). The purpose of this paper is to: a) deliver a detailed acceptance of worldwide bribery; and b) offer information that could improve the study, discovery and deterrence of this crime....   [tags: Australian Wheat Board (AWB) Scandal]

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Australians Prefer Refined Grains Over Whole Grains

- Introduction: Whole grains should be included as part of every Australian’s diet, a whole grain is defined by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) as “any food which uses every part of the grain including the outer layers, bran and germ” This applies whether they are separated during processing and if the grain is milled into smaller pieces (FSANZ, 2011). It is important to keep the outer layers, bran and germ as they have a higher nutrient content than refined grains which involves removing parts of the bran and germ (Go Grains Health and Nutrition Ltd, 2010)....   [tags: Australia, diet, grain, consumption, health, food]

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Machine Power and Agrarian Workers

- Working the lifestyle of a full-time farmer is hard work. These agrarian workers have to involve themselves in intensive manual labor when they step on their farmlands. Worse of all, to complete their jobs successfully, they have to risk their health during each task. Tasks such as pulling rooted crops off the ground or bending over to pick up grains off the floor are just a few examples of what farmers cope with, and they all come with a price. In this case, the farmers’ price is the risk of getting long-term back aches from bending over too long or being inflicted with superficial wounds from manually pulling a crop....   [tags: manual labor, farmlands]

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The Preferences on Rice Varieties

- This study is about the preferences on rice varieties. We want to know what most of the household women/men prefer, is it the brand, price, or quantity for choosing from a rich variety. This study is about the preferences on rice variety in terms of: outlet selection, purchasing frequency, preferred size packages, preferred rice attributes, purchase decision criteria of most people who purchase rice products. Consumers have their own preference, but we want to focus on housewives/career women/men since they are business oriented and they know more in choosing the right products....   [tags: rice, rice grain, bred, rice plants]

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Gluten-free: The Harm behind the Diet

- Gluten is a protein found in common grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. Those affected with allergies to these foods (the most serious allergy being Celiac Disease) must follow a strict gluten-free diet in order to experience relief from their symptoms. Despite eliminating the ingestion of the allergen, gluten-free individuals begin to suffer from adverse side effects. In recent years, many Americans have begun to live an entirely gluten-free lifestyle with no medical necessity to do so. Many believe it to be a healthier diet, and even more believe it is an effective weight-loss tool....   [tags: wheat/barley/rye allergies, celiac disease]

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Celiac Disease Is Becoming A More Common Autoimmune Condition

- Celiac disease is becoming a more common autoimmune condition. According to “Oral Diseases,” celiac disease is the most common genetically induced food intolerance. (Rivera 2013). People who have celiac disease cannot properly digest gluten; therefore it damages the small intestine. This disease does not occur at a specific age. It can happen at any time and is accompanied by many signs and symptoms. Looking at chart 1 below, celiac disease can happen anywhere from 2 years old to over 20 years old....   [tags: Gluten-free diet, Coeliac disease, Wheat, Gluten]

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The Golden Rule : Bottle Logic

- ... Each week has a new variation of the next best thing. They treat you right with flavor and intensity and are not withholding quality ingredients. Deep profiles can be found on even their lighter beer. It gives each beer legs to standout on their own with great taste and complexity. I will go through all five that come along in what they dub the “The Constant’s” sample flights. When sampling flights I consider the drinks like a meal, after all it is liquid bread in some capacity. The lighter beers are indulged in first as appetizers, working your way to the heavier beers that become the dinner and dessert portions of the meal....   [tags: Beer, Brewing, Beer style, Wheat beer]

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Gluten Free Food Products : A Popular Trend

- Gluten has become a popular trend. Gluten free diet, gluten free cereal, and gluten free baby food have all become products. Businesses were forced to adapt marketing strategies and communication efforts in order to meet the qualifications of the products trend on the new market. With this in mind my project will identify the business trend proposed by the development of gluten free products, evaluate the strategies businesses implemented to effectively implore the trend, and estimate the longevity of this business trend....   [tags: Gluten-free diet, Coeliac disease, Wheat, Gluten]

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Elegy, Written With His Own Hand In the Tower Before His Execution and To See A World In A Grain Of

- Comparing Metaphors in Chidiock Tichborne's Elegy, Written With His Own Hand In the Tower Before His Execution and William Blake's To See A World In A Grain Of Sand Chidiock Tichborne's "Elegy, Written With His Own Hand In the Tower Before His Execution" and William Blake's "To See A World In A Grain Of Sand" contain several fascinating metaphors that produce two impressive verses that capture our imagination. Both of these elegies deal with life and the contrasting ways it surfaces from within the poet's mind....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Celiac Disease : An Autoimmune Disorder

- Celiac disease, in other terms known as the gluten allergy, is an autoimmune disorder. This means that body’s immune system is attacking it own insides, resulting in the damage of the villi in the small intestine. Specifically, according to Dr. Joseph A. Murray, celiac disease is a disorder in which “when you eat foods that contain gluten, your immune system responds to the gluten the same as it does a foreign invader – it tries to attack and destroy it “(Murray, 2014, p.19). As the body continues to attack the gluten that has entered, it irritates and inflames the small intestine particularly the villi causing a disturbance in the absorption of minerals and nutrients....   [tags: Gluten-free diet, Coeliac disease, Gluten, Wheat]

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The Southern Plains Of The United States

- ... They would return near summers end for harvesting and of course, their profit. To exacerbate the situation further, the industrialization of farm machinery, specifically, the tractor, allowed farmers to plow up to 50 acres a day. A far cry better than the 3 acres they could manage with horse and plow. The deep tilling and stripping off of the drought resistant turf protection of the plains occurred at a rapid rate. The cost of a bushel of wheat in 1909 was 35 cents, yet pricing was guaranteed at two dollars....   [tags: Dust Bowl, Great Plains, United States]

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Explain The Concepts Of Economics With The Given Scenario

- This report is designed to explain the concepts of economics with the given scenario. 1. In the given scenario market of wheat, which fits into the category of perfect competition, as do most farm goods. Meaning that there an infinite number of both suppliers in the market selling the same product. This makes the firms price takers and they are unable to control the market price for these goods (Collins, 2014). To illustrate this concept, below is a supply and demand schedule for wheat showing the demand and supply curve....   [tags: Supply and demand, Microeconomics]

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Aspects of Physical Wellbeing

- When it comes to exercise, many people tend to over exercise on the first day of working out. This causes the muscles to become sore and painful, which leads to a delay in the work out for the next day or two. This can also causes them to over eat due to the work out being so extreme. By getting your timing and food selection in sync with your activity you can maximize your energy throughout the day. A person that is physically well gets enough sleep, eats a well-balanced diet, and has a positive out-look on life....   [tags: Mental and Emotional Wellness]

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Christian Belief System

- ... To obtain the answers to their questions, they would have to arrange to talk privately with Jesus. They must have taken note of the fact that Philip had Greek name (despite the fact that John is very clear on this point however. Because to alert the readership to this method of thought John makes a point of telling us (verse 21) that Philip was from Bethsaida in Galilee). Because of these Gentile names, we can assume that at this point in time, Galilee was an area that was populated with Gentiles....   [tags: gospel, god, gentiles]

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Renewable Sources of Energy: Ethanol

- ... When evolved in reactions, ethanol can produce different kinds of chemical compounds. Known as grain alcohol, ethanol is produced by crops, especially corn, since there is an abundant amount of corn in the United States. With this resource, the U.S. can become less dependent on foreign source of energy. Ethanol is also known as the most common biofuel. A biofuel is fuel made from renewable resources; in this case ethanol is made from the renewable resource of corn. Grain alcohol can be blended with gasoline and be used to power automobiles....   [tags: economic, friendly, chemical compound]

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How to Manage Celiac Disease

- “An estimated 3 million people in the United States have celiac disease” (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). For these three million people eating food that contains gluten damage their small intestine and put them at risk for other serious health concerns such as intestinal cancers (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). Due to the number of people with celiac disease there have been more and more products that advertise being gluten free. After doing some research of online grocery stores to see what gluten free products they carried I was shocked at the number of dessert gluten free products the grocery stores had....   [tags: gluten free diet, bee honey, fda]

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Biotechnology Seed Agreeance

- ... Biologist classify GMS as Genetically Modified Seeds. Each of the seeds are examined to assure that its growing style and products it can do are the same. Most seeds are modified all ready just not to the advancement that GM’s are. Also, With Scientist able to do all sorts of things, they also can improve on how much grain a crop can produce. Yields refer to how much grain is produced within the crop. “Thirty to Forty percent more plant sugar to build yields and deter insects.” Root systems are longer to collect more water and nutrients....   [tags: genetics, weather, methods, crops]

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We Are What We Eat

- Staying healthy is the most important thing that one can do. You may be asking yourself, how can I keep myself healthy or what can one do to stay healthy. A way to maintain good health is from exercise, eating healthy foods, getting enough rest, keeping good hygiene and regular doctor’s visit. Good nutrients is a necessity to stay healthy and that can be obtained by taking multivitamins and other kinds of supplements. Taking a day off is also a great thing to do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Maintaining good health can be done by keeping these routines up....   [tags: nutrition, good health]

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The Ukrainian Genocide: The Worst Tragedies in Ukranian History

- Out of all the genocides that occurred during the 1900’s, only one possessed the most fatal outcome. Compared to the six million deaths in the Holocaust, this genocide had between two million to ten million people. The Ukrainian genocide proved to be the one of the worst tragedies in Ukrainian history. The Soviet Union was responsible for this genocide; specifically Joseph Stalin, who was very opposed to Ukrainian nationalism. He came into power after the fall of the Russian Empire and after Vladimir Lenin gained power but died a year later....   [tags: fatal outcome, holocaust, deaths]

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What Makes A Good Diet?

- ... Dark leafy greens,one cup of kale equals 200% of daily vitamin C. Swiss chard and spinach are rich in vitamin A and potassium. Whole wheat bread, pasta,and whole grain carbs are a great source of energy and are more filling than their nutrient stripped counterparts. The main food groups you should be eating to maintain a healthy diet are fruit and veggies, grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy, and protein. Some foods to limit or avoid are solid fats (oil is healthier), sodium, added sugar, refined grains, and cholesterol....   [tags: Nutrition, Fat, Vitamin, Milk]

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The Dust Bowl Of The Great Plains Region Devastated By Drought

- 1 Introduction The Dust Bowl was the name given to the Great Plains region devastated by drought in 1930’s when America was going through the Great Depression. The 150,000 square-mile area included Oklahoma, Texas and sections of Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. This area had little rainfall, light soil, and high winds, a destructive combination. When the drought struck from 1934 to 1937, the soil lacked a strong root system of grass as an anchor, so the winds easily picked up the loose topsoil and swirled it into dense dust clouds, called “black blizzards.” The dust storms wreaked havoc, choking cattle and pasture lands....   [tags: Dust Bowl, Great Plains, Agriculture]

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Alexander Bell's Life and How He Changed the Way We Communicate

- Alexander Bell's life and How He Changed The Way We Communicated Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland. His mothers name was Eliza Grace Symonds Bell and his fathers was Alexander Melville Bell. He had two brothers which had both died from tuberculosis. Their names were Melville James Bell and Edward Charles Bell. His mother was deaf and this taught him to look past peoples disadvantages and to find solutions to help them. His father was a professor that taught elocution to the deaf which influenced Bell's later career choice as a teacher of the deaf....   [tags: the telephone, communication technology]

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Article Review : ' Supersize Me ' By Alison Motluk

- Americans, as a whole, are fat, over-indulged, lazy, entitled humans. As a whole, yes, yes Americans are all of these things. In 2004, Alison Motluk, a freelance journalist who writes for numerous magazines including the New Scientist, The Walrus, and The Economist, pens an article called “Supersize Me: It’s Time to Stop Blaming Fat People for Their Size.” Motluk blames the food industry for increased portions. She blames the food industry for unhealthy, addictive additives dumped into our food....   [tags: Obesity, Nutrition, Local food, Organic farming]

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Histories of Product Regulations an Article by M. Markel

- ... Later it produces more mold (fungi) and produces more and more spores and the cycle continues (McDunnigan). Chlorophyll is not needed for fungi to get food from (Urbauer). Tiny holes in the bread are always full with mold spores (Anissimov 1). Fungi gets food from whatever they are growing on (Urbauer). Enzymes are also called proteins (Chen). Molds need water to over throw the light needed for proteins (Chen). Proteins work in mold better in warm temperatures (Chen). Proteins do not work good in cold temperatures (Chen)....   [tags: bread and jam, fda]

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Analytical Chemists and Chemical Compounds

- ... This works because electrons in atoms can only exist in particular energy levels. An electron moves from a lower to a higher energy level by absorbing electromagnetic radiation. An electron will also emit radiation as it drops from a higher energy level to a lower one. Each element's electrons emits and absorbs specific frequencies of radiation and it is this that allows individual elements to be determined, even when other elements are present. AAS is able to measure extremely small concentrations of elements, such as parts per million (ppm) and occasionally parts per billion (ppb)....   [tags: cereal, inorganic, material chemist]

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Comparing the South Beach Diet and Food Pyramid Recommendations

- Comparing the South Beach Diet and Food Pyramid Recommendations       Recently, new ideas for diet and weight loss, such as the South Beach low carbohydrate diet, have been replacing the previously chosen ideas, particularly, the Food Pyramid. Both eating patterns recommend consuming larger quantities of some food groups than others, although which groups varies between the diets. The former emphasis on diet and exercise is also beginning to shift with the new diet choices.         In previous years to lose weight a person was told to eat “healthier”, lower caloric intake, and exercise more....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays]

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The Truth Behind Genetically Modified Organisms

- The growing controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have left many Americans and people all around the world with various questions and concerns as to what they are really putting into their bodies. The issue at hand is one that, although is very dominant in the world today, many are still uneducated on the problem and have not been informed with the facts. GMOs have been placed in the world without much question or second thought and it is time that America hear what should have been told many years ago....   [tags: food, greenhouse, environment]

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A Brief History of Egypt

- When you think Egypt, what initially comes to mind for you. The story behind all of the Great Pyramids, and how they came to be in existence. Cleopatra, the great seductress of many powerful men of Rome. The discovery of the mummies within their dark sarcophagi, buried deep within their pyramids and tombs for all eternity. As fascinating as that might be, we will find in this paper that Egypt is still very rich in culture, diversity, and religions on its own terms. Unfortunately, in the past three years it has become a country of toppled governments, military coups, and vicious brutal disorder within their streets....   [tags: world history and geography]

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Manufacturing Activities in the United States

- Viewing the Globe in the Present Day and 50 Years from Now US factories have reached the point where we could offset a portion of those labor costs by saving on logistics. US factories have come to the conclusion and them announced that they were shifting some manufacturing jobs back to the United States. I believe that most of the manufacturing jobs that have been lost are gone for good, especially repetitive work on the factory floor. People sometimes think manufacturing is dead in the United States....   [tags: machines, robots, international trade]

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Biodiesel – Fuel for the Future

- Biodiesel – Fuel for the Future Diesel engines are an integral part of the economy and a part of our everyday lives. Accompany almost any of the goods we purchase daily and you will see a diesel engine in every step of its harvesting, manufacturing, or delivery. Take for example a shipment of American wheat that is destined for export overseas. Diesel engines power the tractors that are used for tilling, planting and harvesting. Diesel powered pumps are used to irrigate the fields and diesel trucks transport the wheat to a grain elevator for storage....   [tags: Energy Gas Natural Resources Essays]

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Agriculture and the 1920's Boom

- Agriculture and the 1920's Boom In the 1920's, farmers and people alike were struggling to keep up with the highly efficient Canadian wheat producers. Many European countries suffered great bankruptcy from World War one and could no long afford to ship things like grain to they're countries. To add to this, the American population had been gradually falling so there were fewer mouths to feed. New machinery and technology were being made ad farmers tried to take advantage of this....   [tags: Papers]

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The Chemistry of Alcohol

- Alcohol is a class of organic compounds that is characterized by the presence of one or more hydroxyl groups (-OH) attached to a carbon atom. Alcohol was unknowingly produced centuries ago when fermentation occurred to crushed grapes (Pines, 1931). In today’s society alcohol is produced for the use of household products such as varnishes, cleaning products, but is more commercially important in the liquor business. A chemical process called fermentation accomplishes the production of ethanol, the alcohol or liquor....   [tags: fermentation process, ethanol, liquor]

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