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The Necessity Of The Local Food Movement

- The Necessity of the Local Food Movement Imagine that a family is unable to produce enough food for themselves because they need the money that they get for selling their products. Globalization is the cause of starvation among farmers because they earn less money. Small-scale farms are replaced by larger farms and they cannot compete with them. Local food can be defined in a lot of different ways. According to Rosylynn Brain, local food means, “minimizing the distance between production and consumption.” The local food movement eliminates the problem because food is easily accessible through small farming and the utilization of farmers’ markets....   [tags: Local food, Sustainability, Agriculture]

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Hungry for a Change: Factory Farms

- Everyone has heard the horror stories of what goes on in industrial agriculture, or factory farms. Animals are shoved around, in lines, all awaiting their eminent slaughter for the production of meat products. Workers throw baby pigs around and abuse the animals just because they can. Groups such as PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are adamant that the factory farms get shut down and do everything they can to get the public known of the horrors that go on. However, what most people do not realize is that farms are still agriculture and agriculture is necessary for the production of crops, meat, and other nutrients necessary to survive....   [tags: Sustainable Agriculture, Animal Abuse]

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Effects of Human Capital on Maize Production in Ghana

- ... The following were the scope of the GLSS 5: • Household: Housing characteristics, agricultural inputs, crop production, expenditure on food items consumed, assets, savings and loans; • Individuals: Demographic characteristics like education, health, economic activity, migration and tourism of individuals in the household; and • Community: Demographic characteristics of rural communities, economy and infrastructure, education, health and agriculture. Works Cited Becker, G. S. 1964. Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis....   [tags: agriculture, economic growth and development]

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The Problem Of The World Food Programme

- Having been born in Haiti, I have experienced a great deal of events ranging from hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. However the part that sticks with me the most, even after 10 years, is the never-ending famine running rampant within the countries borders . As a child I was preoccupied within my own thoughts and hardly paid any attention to the scarcity of food. Eating more than a meal a day is a luxury that many Haitians will never have the chance to experience. According to the latest findings of the World Food Programme (WFP), approximately 2.5 million Haitians are currently experiencing chronic food insecurity....   [tags: Poverty, Agriculture, Food security]

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Analysis of Naim and Jabar Documentary

- This film was about two Afghan boys and they were living in one of the villages of Mazar-e-Sharif by the name of Aq Kupurk with their families. The main character of this film was Naim and Jabar and they were best friends. Jabar was 15 years old and Naim was 14 years old. When Jabar finished his Secondary School in Mazar-e-sharif in one government supported schools, he came back to his village to work with his father on the lands. His father owned few lands of other people to work on that land and where he was farming and doing cultivation, and his family was dependent on the farming and agriculture....   [tags: agriculture, family, villages]

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WWOOF: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

- Introduction The twentieth century brought significant changes to our planet. Humanity increasingly relies on fossil fuels and chemicals to grow what nourishes us: our food. At the same time, the world has become an urbanized place. More than half of the world’s people now live in urban areas (UNFPA, 2007). We have become disconnected from nature and natural processes. However, there is a new awareness of how to live in balance with the earth cropping up across the globe. Sustainability has become a way of life....   [tags: Sustainability, Modern Agriculture]

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Economy in Early American Civilizations: Maya, Aztecs and Inca

- The economic systems of early American societies were very similar. One of these societies, the Mayans, lived in southern Mexico and northern Central America from the 3rd to the 10th century CE, and they relied on the trade of goods such as obsidian and crops such as cacao beans. Another American civilization was the Aztec civilization. They were located in the Valley of Mexico around the 13th to 16th century CE, and they used slash-and-burn farming to plant crops to trade. The Inca Empire existed from the 13th to the 16th century CE along the Pacific coast of South America near the Andes Mountains....   [tags: Agriculture, Trade, Indigenous people]

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The Effects Of Meatless On The United States Made A Video On Revolve Around Meatless Mondays

- The new hubbub of the world is starting to revolve around meatless Mondays. Not only are people starting to give this new spin a try, but are continually adding up the benefits. Meatless Monday is just as it sounds; a Monday without eating any type of meat, but instead going the healthier, vegetarian route with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. According to the magazine article, Meatless Monday, published by Sharon Palmer in Today’s Dietitian, “By cutting out meat once per week, you can improve your health and reduce your carbon footprint.” Many people are already taking her advice and jumping on the bandwagon including famous celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton, and...   [tags: Livestock, Agriculture, Meat, Nutrition]

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Fertile Ground and Difficult Lifestyle in Angola

- ... Angola has a very large variety of food consisting of flour, beans, rice, meat, fish, and chicken and with vegetables consisting of sweet potato leaves, tomatoes, onions and okra. Angola also has a variety of different kinds of sauces and different types of spices.http://books.google.com.au/books?id=3i10eQQLU8QC&pg=PA108&lpg=PA108&dq=staple+diet+of+angola&source=bl&ots=3HMWX5SuXg&sig=Ykm-l9U9pLObBuLTGPonVceWlIM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=8xwtU7uaHoTGkwWi8oC4Dw&ved=0CE0Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=staple%20diet%20of%20angola&f=false In Angola there are two main biome types, savannah and woodlands....   [tags: biome, poverty, agriculture]

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Why Farmers Utilize Suboptimal Methods

- Over the past thirty years, a new technique for planting has started to be slowly adopted by many farming operations throughout the United States and the world. This method, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion, and farm expenditures, is no-till agriculture. No-till agriculture is an alternative to conventional tillage practices which have dominated the landscape of agriculture for many centuries. There are multiple issues that hinder the rate at which no-till agriculture is being adopted, but they are far outweighed by the advantages provided by no-till farming....   [tags: Sustainable Agriculture Techniques]

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The Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change

- The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report shows that that climate change has a direct impact on agriculture, livestock and fishing that lead to affect local and the global food security (Bals et al., 2008). Projected impact of climate change directly pertaining to agriculture include extended droughts and the loss of soil fertility as result of increased precipitation. This state of affairs led to the making of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000, having the first goal to “Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger” with a target to halve the proportion of people who suffer from hunger....   [tags: Poverty, Agriculture, Food security]

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How the Civil War Effected South Carolina

- The Civil War had a multi-faceted effect on Charleston, South Carolina. As a result of the American Civil War, Charleston’s economy, agriculture, slavery, architecture, and lifestyle forever changed. Charleston, the site of great devastation during and after the American Civil War, took decades to recover. However, Charleston became the most beautiful city in South Carolina. The American Civil War affected Charleston’s agriculture in an enormous way. During the Civil War, as Charleston’s Confederates left the city, and the federal troops entered the city, the Confederates set fire to and blew up many of their own supplies (including cotton, rice and munitions)....   [tags: agriculture, slaves, economy]

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Examination of the Causes of the Food Crisis in The Politics of Hunger: How Illusion and Greed Fan the Food Crisis by Paul Collier

- With the increases in the global population and the increase need to feed this population, comes the great debate in how governments of the developed and developing world must tackle this important issue. In his article, The Politics of Hunger: How Illusion and Greed Fan the Food Crisis, Paul Collier examines the root causes of the food crisis and three ways (the slaying of giants) governments can easily come in finding a solution in the near-term, middle-term and long-term. The root causes, as outlined by Mr....   [tags: agriculture, corn, GM]

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Henry David Thoreau's Call for a New Ideology in Walden

- As most naturalists do, Henry David Thoreau detailed his two-year nature experiment with extensive observations in his book Walden; Or, Life in the Woods. But Thoreau was far more than a common environmentalist he was a revolutionary. Through transcendentalism, simplicity and art Thoreau calls readers to contemplate a paradigm shift in their existence toward a genuine self. To do this, the individuals must remove themselves from a life that is defined by society and enter into a life that is true to them....   [tags: transcendentalist, nature, agriculture]

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How Corporate Farming Affects The Overall Health Of Livestock

- ... Basically Morison is saying that poultry producers routinely feed chickens an array of antibiotics as a standard practice for bulking and sickness strikes. But U.S regulators do not monitor the amount of drugs that are administered, for what purposes, and for what lengths of time, since the FDA only approves the medication. Industrial farming uses antibiotics as a way for chickens to gain weight without eating large consumptions of food. But the overuse of antibiotics is not used to prevent disease but to fatten poultry unnecessarily causing birds to become resistant to the antibiotics which allows them to suffer death from lack of protection....   [tags: Agriculture, Livestock, Antibiotic resistance]

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Historical Descriptions of the Lower Peace River District

- The context gives the historical descriptions of the lower Peace River district. It contains the climates records including the rainfall capacity during the past 96 years since 1908 to 2004, and different data in order to give the evidence of whether the local climate is moist. Moreover, the context talks about the local vegetation changes in the Fox Lake Area within the lower Peace River district. It also shows some measurements of the lake surface area. Several physiognomically vegetation maps are presented in the context to clearly show the difference between the years....   [tags: peace river, vegetation, agriculture]

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The True Nature of Organic Foods

- Since the late 1990’s there has been a significant rise in the popularity of organic foods. The industry has risen from 3.7 billion dollars in 1997 to over 25.6 billion dollars in 2010. (Smith-Spangler, 2012, pp. 348-366)This increase is due to a market switch as more Americans look for healthier foods for their families. This shift in the market has built around a fear of harmful ingredients and chemicals in foods. The organic foods are built around this health factor as the industry heavily markets the benefits of their foods....   [tags: organic food, market, agriculture]

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Beer and Wine: A Development of Community in Our World

- ... As the early Egyptians started cultivating all sorts of grains, they discovered that these grains were capable of being “stored for [the] consumption [of] months or even years later, if kept dry and safe”, and because of this many hunters and gatherers stopped what they did and settled into villages creating the first form of settlement (13).This conclusion of grains forming the first type of settlement as Standage claims has a major shift in how people start living. Now people having more time in their hands they were capable of socializing more and share their life styles with one another (20)....   [tags: grains, agriculture, culture]

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The 's Influence On Human Life Today

- Crops can kill thousands and build millions. During the Potato Famine, an infamous crop failure, “1845 to 1947, more than one million people died of starvation or emigrated. Additionally, over 50,000 people died of diseases: typhus, scurvy, dysentery” (American University). For thousands of years crops have fueled large societies allowing for mass population growth and human expansion. But the transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to an agricultural reliance bered many consequences along with its pros....   [tags: Agriculture, World population, Human]

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Impact Of Globalization On The Farming Industry

- Transnationalism and Collective Action in the Farming Industry The notion of “sustainable agriculture” embraces a conscious shift away from high-input agricultural practices to adoption of farming techniques that accentuates a more profound respect for ecology. Sustainable agriculture emphasizes the utilization of environment-friendly agricultural practices and advocates for consumption of local production as opposition to the imposition of global food. Throughout the last few decades, the industrialization of land use and the globalization of the neoliberal model of agriculture have been thwarted by the formation of transnational farm movements like the Vía Campesina....   [tags: Agriculture, Sociology, Social movement]

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A Brief Note On The Poverty Of India

- ... As time passes, the agriculture gets less profitable. Not only is it not profitable, but it can’t feed India’s people, forcing them to import (Pathak Web). Being the largest country in South Asia, the population is very high. The population as of 2013 was at 1.2 billion people, and that only continues to grow. Of these 1.2 billion people, 396 million of them are living in poverty. The definition of poverty, according to The Planning Commission, is anyone who makes less than fifty-two cents a day is living in poverty....   [tags: Poverty, Malnutrition, Agriculture]

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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 Americas And The Pacific Islands

- ... Based on Archeological evidence historians suggest that San Lorenzo had up to 10,000 farmers cultivating the agriculture needed to sustain San Lorenzo (von Sivers, Desnoyers, and Stow 137). In 900 BCE an unknown event led to the destruction of the urban center. As von Sivers, Desnoyers. and Stow infer, that the destruction of San Lorenzo is speculated to have been caused by a Ruler who ordered its destruction or by an uprising of the lower class farmers rebelling against the elite (137). Soon after the fall of San Lorenzo, La Venta became the new cultural center of the Olmecs, home to various ceremonial burial sites, however it too succumbed to the same fate as the San Lorenzo....   [tags: Civilization, Agriculture, Polynesia, Mexico]

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Effects Of Pesticides On The Environment

- ... To increase their production, they must buy more machines and more land, placing them even deeper in debt. Eventually farmers are left with the devastating realization that they are making less money and their crops and land are worth significantly less than crops and fields left untouched by genetically modified seed. Ultimately, GMOs harm farmers and the people who will consume the farmers’ harvest while only benefiting producers of agricultural chemicals and GMOs (“The Non-GMO). i. Budapest Site Visit As discussed earlier, genetically modified organisms are covered in an extremely negative light in Europe....   [tags: Agriculture, Organic farming]

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Nitrogen Pollution And Its Effects On The Future Until Current Laws And Regulations Change

- Water cleaning of some type is going to needed to be increased in the future. There is always going to be nitrogen pollution in the future until current laws and regulations change. As nitrogen pollution there will be a need for tighter regulations on agriculture and human wastewater facilities that contribute to the nitrogen pollution today in America’s surface water. This nation will also need to invest in reeducation of agricultural practices as well as invest into the technology change of new agricultural equipment....   [tags: Agriculture, Organic farming, Soil]

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Ancient West East : The Land Of The River Basins Of Euphrates And Tigris

- ... The topology is not perfect, and because the riverbeds are actually raised as a result of sedimentary precipitation, the river can change its course as the result of a flood. Attesting to this fact are the ruins of many famous ancient cities, like Eridu, Ur, Nippur and Kish that are now far from the river, but were in the past situated at the banks. Successful irrigation can not be underestimated. Bronze-age technical innovations played a big part in the advancement of civilization. The metallurgical qualities of malleability and hardness made bronze a good choice for construction tools....   [tags: Sumer, Mesopotamia, Agriculture, Tigris]

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The Rise of Neolithic Social Complexity

- The rise of Neolithic social complexity has displayed prominent and severe elements of social complexity and inequality through evidence of material culture. In particular, archaeological studies and findings regarding the first emergence of agriculture pioneered by the Natufian community has been an intensely contested issue amongst scholars. On one hand, there were archaeologists conforming to the idea of cultural evolution suggesting the effects of Younger Dryas as the principal factor that independently resulted the Natufian cultural change towards sedentism during the sudden cold climatic event by uniformly domesticating animals and intensifying plant production across the Levant area (...   [tags: emmergence of agriculture, Nufian community]

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Varying Cultural Structures in Homer's The Illiad and The Odyssey

- ... Furthermore, the notion of “The two men rushed before these [The Elders], and took turns speaking their cases” (Iliad 18.508) supports the presence of a judicial system based on laws. While in the Odyssey, Odysseus starts by accusing the Cyclops of being “Lawless outrageous” (Odyssey 9.105) this account foreshadows one of the aspects of the Cyclops culture, which is the lack of laws. Therefore, this lack of laws indicates the absence of an ordered structure of the culture, unlike the city displayed on Hephaestus’ shield....   [tags: judicial, agriculture, economics]

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How I Can Make a Difference in the World

- The journey that awakened my passion and ultimately led me to writing this essay began many years ago. I was raised in a humble, low class home in the southern coast of Ecuador. My grandparents were subsistence cocoa farmers, which gave me firsthand experience on the problems that thousands of families face in the region where I grew up. My parents, due to their desire for betterment, decided to migrate to Guayaquil in order to give me and my siblings access to education that would lead to a brighter future....   [tags: social, education, poverty, agriculture]

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Movements Throughout History Led by Farmers and the Economy

- ... They wanted to government to be more in control and involved in the economy and most of all, wanted to stop laissez faire. They aimed for a secret ballot and direct election where the president would only hold office for 1 term. Although they won several seats in congress, the Populist Party never won any presidential elections. The Democrats supported much of the Populists goals. Nevertheless, they voted Democrat William Jennings Bryan for the presidency. His goal of unlimited coinage of silver gained the support of the Populist Party uncovered injustices, which educated people....   [tags: crops, democracy, agriculture]

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The Benefits of Organic Farming

- Organic farming has mushroomed drastically in importance and influence worldwide from its modest beginnings in the first half of the last century. Organic farming is production of food and livestock without the use of herbicides, pesticides, weedicides, fertilizers or genetically modified organism and use natural resources such as manure and compost instead. In other words, it is a production system which maintains the quality of soil ecosystem as well as human beings. According to IOWA State University, “the chemicals were not used for farming before World War 2....   [tags: agriculture, nature, chemical, fertilizers]

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The Poor Amid Plenty in Nigeria

- Introduction Nigeria, popularly known as the Giant of Africa is a nation located in the western part of Africa along the Atlantic Ocean's Gulf of Guinea. Its land boundary is with Benin to the west, Chad and Cameroon to the eastern part and Niger to the northern side. Nigeria's main indigenous groups are Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba. It is the most populous country in Africa, with a current population growth rate of 2.7% and an estimated population of about 175 million, according to the National Bureau of Statistics....   [tags: poverty, nigerian people, agriculture]

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Saving the Environment with Veganism

- A United Nations report states that the land used for animal agriculture, both for grazing and production of crops as food for livestock, takes up an astounding 30% of land on Earth. (PETA.org) To meet the industries’ demands, over 260 million acres of forest in the U.S. have been cleared to grow grain fed to farm animals. (PETA.org) 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: agriculture, climate, pollution, deforestation]

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Effects of the Bluetongue Virus on Cattle

- Normally, cows in Northern Europe in places such as Denmark live normal lives simply grazing on grass, and existing. However, there have been recent changes that have disrupted this normal activity. Generally the bluetongue virus (spread by Culicoides imicola, a biting midge) has been confined to Southern Europe and other places around the Mediterranean. But with the increase in temperature throughout the area, the midge has been allowed to migrate northward. This new pest is a nuisance and causes lots of difficulties to farmers in the area....   [tags: animal science, agriculture, veterinary]

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The Devestating Causes of Water Pollution

- ... Many power plants dump their waste into rivers and other bodies of water without understanding the effects that it causes on the surrounding water supply (Skariyachan, et al). Some waste that comes from these industries is referred to as heavy or heavy water, this is because it contains high concentrations of metals that shouldn’t be in the water at those amounts (Kihampa). The metals/ elements include cadmium, lead, copper, zinc and chromium which have been found at much higher quotas than they should be at (Kihampa)....   [tags: urbanization, industrialization, agriculture]

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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, ]

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The Chronic Malnutrition Crisis of Ethiopia: The Perpetual Cycle of Its Causes

- The Chronic Malnutrition Crisis of Ethiopia: The Perpetual Cycle of its Causes Malnutrition has been under the world spotlight for many years. Many remember the 90’s where Western populations were overwhelmed with images of stick thin Ethiopians with the harsh backdrop of the underdeveloped Ethiopian countryside. One opinion is that the crisis of malnourishment must be defeated in order to free the majority of the population that is ensnared in Ethiopian poverty trap. Malnutrition in the Ethiopian context has been described as a long-term year round phenomenon due to chronic inadequacies in food intake combined with high levels of illness (National Nutrition Policy-Draft 2003)....   [tags: sanitation, healthcare, agriculture, caregiver]

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Environmental Pollution is Causing Serious and Lasting Damage to the Earth

- ... If we want to stop producing carbon dioxide we could be performed by eliminating the agriculture technology and transportation, which might causes other people to have a less enjoyment such as driving to work every day in the car and giving up products made in factories that cause carbon dioxide serious pollution. In addition, due to the expansion of modern agricultural technology, farmers tend to use a lot of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to increase the harvest. Many burning processes, such as wood and coal fires, wood stoves, and the burning of fuel in cars harvest tiny elements of carbon, in the form of smoke....   [tags: chemical, protection, agriculture]

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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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Production Of The Cash Crops Grown For California

- ... The farmers should also resort to drip irrigation as opposed to the flood irrigation (1). Drip watering ensures that water is only directed to the foot of every almond tree and not to the bear parts of the plantations as for the case of flood irrigation. That would lead to the limited amount of water going into waste. The almond farmers should also reduce the volume of water that they use for irrigation to allow the crops to adapt to the new situation. It is possible that the roots of those trees will dig deeper into the soil to find moisture that is stored underground (1)....   [tags: Irrigation, Water, Agriculture, Hydrology]

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A Brief Note On Poverty And Its Effects On The Marginalized Children Participants Shared Their Lived Experiences

- Responding to Poverty which plays a major role in quality education exclusion for the marginalized children participants shared their lived experiences. “Poverty is a condition of life where a person works up in the morning without an idea of what to eat, or what to do. It means the person has no life plan; s/he lives on what comes for the day[…]. “ On top of that “the income of such a person is small to fulfill the needs of the family.” While In education, “Poverty denies the poor access to education....   [tags: Agriculture, Poverty, Tanzania, Farmer]

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Guns and Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Society by Jared Diamond

- ... Many Asians settled in Indonesia and islands around New Guinea around 1600 B.C which opens up a trade route for New Guinea. This is a great approach for New Guinea at this time because they lacked in technological advances. European conquest of New Guinea and Australia likely occurred due to their technological advances, as well as their environment and geography. Europeans were so advanced at the time that they were able to adapt to a new environment and use techniques they used in Europe such as writing....   [tags: food, agriculture, development]

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Behind the Scences of California in West of the West by Mark Arax

- California, what makes this state so wonderful. Well if you were to ask any one east from it they might say it’s a party state filled with surfers and celebrities; where no is poor and everyone drinks wine. However, if you were to pick up Mark Arax’s book West of the West you would find the contrary. Arax goes beyond the clichés that California is known for and shows you, well, what is beyond just the west. Showing the true nature of California and its people, if you are one to think that California is a happy go’ lucky state then this would be the book to read to see the real California....   [tags: diversity, agriculture, scence]

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Land Degradation And Environmental Impact On The Land

- A very serious issue in agriculture today is the topic of land degradation. Land degradation is not talked about among people because it is not a very well-known problem, although very serious for everyone in the short future if nothing is done to help. This is an issue that needs to get out to people more than it is right now or it might be trouble in the future. There are many different problems that can occur from land degradation and I will be explaining those and my proposal on how it might be a way to help with the issue....   [tags: Agriculture, Soil, Land degradation]

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The Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Turkey Meat Products

- Thanksgiving is an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal including turkey. In Charles Mann’s National Geographic article, America Found and Lost, discussed the first known Thanksgiving holiday dinner in English America. It was celebrated on December 4th, 1619 at Berkely Hundred, a brand new plantation around thirty miles west of James town. During the first Thanksgiving dinner the colonists ate a rather large feast which most likely involved the consumption of turkey meat....   [tags: Animal Agriculture, Poultry Industry]

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Future Industries of the Bahamas:Land of Sand,Sun & Sea

- The Bahamian government has spent a grand amount of 3,103,804,144 (Archives, 2008) alone for the year of 2007 on imports, the majority of which was spent in the United States of America. These imports included items such as “Snapper fillets fresh and chilled, Stone crab claws frozen, conch live (strombus), mango trees, and many more.” A large sum of these imported items, found in the Bahamas, yet imported from foreign lands, could have more efficiently been gathered with a simple investment in fellow Bahamian fishermen....   [tags: tourism industry, agriculture]

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Factory Farming Is A Large Impact On Our Environment

- ... We need to find a way to meet the current demand for food without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Without institutions in place that hold factory farms to certain environmental standards, land, water, and air pollution will decay our natural environment and excel the process of climate change. That will greatly reduce the chances for future generations to successfully satisfy their needs. Imagine having our life expectancy cut down by as much as 20%. Now imagine that during that shortened lifespan you didn’t have the ideal living conditions....   [tags: Milk, Cattle, Livestock, Agriculture]

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The Human Web : Webs And History Pg

- The Human Web Introduction: Webs and History pg.3-pg.8 The authors of this book define a web as “a set of connections that link people to one another”. These connections are made in many ways through different interactions between people. Throughout history, many different webs were established between humans around the world. All of the different webs incorporate a balance of competition and cooperation, and continue to grow larger and fuse as time goes on, shaping human history as they go. The authors perhaps like this metaphor because of the imagery it creates....   [tags: Human, Agriculture, Civilization, China]

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Overcoming the Threats to Honeybees

- Introduction Did you know, that one of every three bites of the food eaten worldwide, depends on pollinators, especially bees, for a successful harvest. These small and hard working insects actually make it possible for many of our favourite foods to reach our table. In addition, Honeybees are known to be the most important insect/pollinator that transfers pollen between flowers and plants, and the word “pollination” is used to describe the service of providing bees to pollinate crop plants. However, under the condition of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD: honeybee decline) which is increasing each year, honeybees and other pollinators are in sharp declines across the United States and all a...   [tags: pollination, pesticides, agriculture]

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Political, Economic, and Social Problems in India

- During the time I have had to think about and research this paper I ask myself what I have seen most in the news about India, the answer is irrevocably about their political, economic, and social situations, everything else is somehow tied into one of the three. I will start out with the political situation. Political Situation India is the world’s largest democracy. As a secular country India has protected the right to freedom of religion in its Constitution, this is important because 82% of the population is Hindu, 13% Muslim, 2% Sikh, and 2% Christian, followed by relatively small communities of Buddhists, Jain Dharma, Parsee, Jew and Bahia’s....   [tags: violence, stability, agriculture]

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Facts and Information on Ethiopia, Africa

- Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries civilizations not only in Africa, but also in the entire world. It is located in East Africa, and is known as the Horn of Africa. The bordering countries include Djabouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan. The main languages spoken in Ethiopia are Amharic, Ormigna, and Tigrigna, along with many others. Just like many countries in Africa, the most taught foreign language in schools is English. During the fourth century, Christianity was introduced due to missionaries from Egypt and Syria....   [tags: poverty, trade, agriculture]

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Biological Control of the Erythrina Gall Wasp

- There is a long history of failed attempts of biological controls in Hawaii. The one ingrained in everyone’s mind is the day hunting mongoose released to control nocturnal rats in the 1800’s. However, a stricter quarantine process was set up by the State since and there have been numerous effective bio-controls. Within the last four years the Erythrina Gall Wasp has rapidly become a highly invasive pest in Hawaii. Facing no long-term control other than bio-control the Erythrina Gall Wasp’s cousin has been released throughout the islands to save Erythrina plants....   [tags: Hawaii, Entomology, Insects, Agriculture]

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The Hunger Of The World Hunger Program

- ... For instance, in the Congo Basin, “the equivalent of 4 million cattle in bush meat is killed per year” (“Wild Meat and Diversity”). Consultant Daniel Suites explains how the surrounding region is defined by dense forest (14). Therefore, large herds of animals are not supported within the area. Under increase pressure from hunters, certain animals could be faced with the possibility of being wiped out into extinction, as supported by the fact that the “wild meat supply will drop over 80% in under 50 years” (“Wild Meat and Diversity”)....   [tags: Agriculture, Meat, Livestock, Domestication]

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Ken Saro Wiwa vs. Shell and Gbemre vs. Shell Cases

- Ken Saro Wiwa v Shell and Gbemre v Shell cases demonstrate to us the state in which oil has failed to contribute in the development to the population of Nigeria. Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC), the main operator on land, owns by 55% Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), 30% Royal Dutch Shell, 10%Elf and 5% Agip. Shell as one of SPDC shareholders, accused for its involvement in the execution of Ken Saro Wiwa and eight other Ogoni people by the Government. On the other hand, Shell also sued by Jonah Gbreme on behalf of himself and the Iwhreken community in Niger Delta....   [tags: nigeria, flaring, agriculture, ]

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Similarities Between The Ancient Societies of Egypt and Mesopotamia

- The ancient societies of Egypt and Mesopotamia had distinct similarities as well as differences relating to topography, the relationship to their bordering river, government, religion, and economics. In terms of topography, Mesopotamian agriculture was only achieved through the development of irrigation and a good drainage system. This fact had a profound effect on the evolution of early Mesopotamian civilization. The necessity of irrigation led, first the Sumerians, and later the Akkadians, to build along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and their branches....   [tags: agriculture, topography, pharaoh]

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The Lasting Effects of the Little Ice Age

- The Little Ice Age was a period of time in which parts of Europe and North America were exposed to colder winters than those generations before and after. This phase lasted a surprisingly long time from around the 1300’s to about 1870. Although it is not considered to be a full on “ice age”, it is said to have many effects on history including important roles on defining how we currently live today. Although The Little Ice Age spanned over five hundred years, there is one part of it that seemed to have the most affects on history....   [tags: climate, agriculture, technology]

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Hpw to Keep Raccoons Out of Your Garden

- Raccoons can wreak havoc on your harvest, especially when you're trying to grow sweet corn (Zea mays), which in addition to other plant and animal matter, is part of their diet. Hardy to U.S. Department of Agriculture planting zones 4 through 8, sweet corn is favored by these masked bandits during its ripening stage. (See References 1 and 2) To avoid a disappointing harvest, there are various things you can do to keep raccoons out of your garden. Fence Them Out Although a 3-foot-tall chicken-wire fence might keep other unwanted garden critters out, raccoons are good climbers, and won't let that stop them from getting to your sweet corn....   [tags: sweet corn, raccoons, agriculture]

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The Economy of Sri Lanka

- INTRODUCTION Sri Lanka is the home to many languages, cultures, ethnicities. It is an island country on the northern Indian Ocean off the southern coast in India’s subcontinent located in southern Asia. There are many things that contribute to their economic growth and I shall discuss some of them below. ECONOMIC HISTORY OF SRI LANKA According to Sri Lanka wonder of Asia, (2014), when explaining Sri Lanka economic growth, it is advisable for the purpose of this essay to look into Sri Lanka’s history from pre-historic time, colonial era and independence....   [tags: sri lanka, culture, agriculture]

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Research to Assess the Effects of the Restrictions on Importation of Frozen Chicken on Cameroon’s Poultry Sector

- Agriculture is a very important sector in the Cameroonian economy, as it employs 70% of its workforce, accounts for 42% of Gross Domestic Product and 30% of export revenue (Encyclopaedia of the Nations » Africa » Cameroon). The country has rich soils and a good climate to promote the production of diverse products. Between 1990 and 2005, agricultural yields had improved considerably, leading to an increase in the agricultural gross domestic product by 4%. Its agricultural products include coffee, cocoa beans, oil seeds, banana, cassava, grains, livestock and timber....   [tags: production, agriculture, policy]

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Increasing Food Production in Underdeveloped Countries

- Many developing and developed countries are concerned about the adaptation of crops towards various abiotic stress conditions in food production industry. Considering the crop improvement and food production, they are highly influenced anticipated variations in temperatures and rainfall. This review deals with the following aspects of agricultural biotechnology: (1) the role of two key biotechnology approaches namely, molecular breeding and genetic engineering in crop development; (2) explains the integration of these two modern technologies with the conventional breeding technique, which makes crops more tolerant to abiotic stresses and (3) Potential constraints for crop production that nee...   [tags: agriculture, genetic, crop production]

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The Farm, By Joel Salatin

- ... Joel Salatin would not be considered a “conventional” type of farmer. He is in the process of bridging the gap between consumers and what they consume. Since the industrialization of our food system people have become very disconnected from what they eat (Salatin,-WHICH BOOK, p4). After the industrialization of agriculture it has been more difficult for farmers to stay afloat financially and to maintain their clientele (Ikerd, p124). “The entire industrial food system was only possible because of antibiotics for animals and pesticides for plants....   [tags: Livestock, Agriculture, Pasture, Farm]

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The Benefits of Genetically Modified Organisms

- Genetically modified organisms Genetically modified foods are found in almost every store and are very common in America. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a very controversial and heated topic in the agricultural industry. Humans first began to genetically alter organisms and crops in the 1990’s and began to be widely used in the early 2000’s. This new technology has scared many uninformed people who fear change and new agricultural techniques. GMO fearing individuals need to realize the benefits of GMO’s; genetically altered crops are the future of agriculture....   [tags: famine, agriculture, yield]

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A History of Syntehtic Fertilizers: From Europe to Guatemala

- A History of Synthetic Fertilizers: From Europe to Guatemala The day is April 19, 2013 in West, Texas. As newspapers flood the streets and reports flood airwaves saying the death toll has raised to fourteen, sixty town residents are still unaccounted for. Two days ago an explosion at the West Fertilizer Company production plant caused what would eventually total to fifteen deaths, over 160 injured residents, and the damage and destruction of over 150 buildings and 50 homes. Ten of these deaths were volunteers who were the first to arrive on the scene of a fire at the plant who were soon consumed by the explosion that preceded the initial flames....   [tags: chemical plants, fertilizer, agriculture]

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The Difference Between Walmart And A Farmers ' Market

- ... corn) in consecutive years which is a feat made only possible by heavy use of chemical fertilizer. Corn, soybeans, and wheat are three of the most common crops involved in monocropping. These crops, like the tomato, need to be genetically modified in order to survive these taxing conditions. An aspect of the genetically modified crop, is its resistance to herbicides, insecticides, and droughts. The idea in its entirety is quite effective but the constant insecticide use wrecks the land and the increased used in herbicides have caused super weeds to emerge because they have become resistant to the herbicide and require more and more to prevent the weed from growing....   [tags: Agriculture, Industry, Food, Supermarket]

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E-Commerce and Technology in Different Sectors

- ... 3.Technology in Agriculture: Although performing agricultural work in the root level have access to information through electronic system.These informationa are provided through mobile calls and internet.These informations can significantly help improving production.New machines and technology are used nowadays to plough land,set seeds,cleaning unwanted plants,reaping up,storing of product which tends to get rotten.For such development production level has gone up significantly. 4.Technology In Health Sector: Newly introduced systems are widely used in Bangladesh to diagnose diseses.All modern machines used for these purposes are still not available here,but the extent to which it is av...   [tags: banking, education, agriculture]

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Biocide Warfare In order to Maintain a Safe Ecosystem

- During contemporary times, many people encompass a fear of the little things, particularly pests: bugs, weeds, and other invaders. In order to thwart these fears, people invite pesticides to combat the environmental annoyances. Both homes and farms confront distributed pesticides, and societies often neglect to examine the larger effect of pesticides within an area. The human desire to create a clean, stringent, and functional utopia fuels the usage of pesticides; people often destroy any blemishes or imperfections within their world....   [tags: pesticides, environment, agriculture]

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Adopting Technology: Experience From the BETTER Farm Sheep Program

- Adopting Technology: Experience from the BETTER farm Sheep Programme Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway. Introduction The sheep sector in Ireland has experienced significant change over the past 2 decades. The national ewe flock had been in steady decline from a from a high of over 4.5 million ewes in 1995. This trend was stemmed last year when numbers began to increase albeit marginally again to about 2.5 million ewes (CSO). The increased positivity in the sheep sector has come at an important time in Irish agriculture....   [tags: agriculture, production, farmers]

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Animal Assembly Line : The Health And Happiness

- Animal assembly line Did you know that over fifty-six billion animals, all over the world are being slaughtered for meat production yearly. This is caused by the high demands for meat, since the consumption of meat has increased annually. To accommodate the meat demands the agricultural farming has turned to factory farming. An intensive animal farming or industrial livestock production, also called factory farming. Factory farming is a large, industrial operation that cultivates large quantities of animals to meet the food consumption of humans....   [tags: Livestock, Agriculture, Factory farming]

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Horrific Affect of Pestcides in A Fable for Tomorrow from the Book Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

- ... Moreover, she shows how the pesticides have caused “several sudden and unexplained death, not only among adults but even among children” (29). By this, Carson greatly emphasizes how pesticides can not only affect animals but event humans. Further analysis of this quote shows that Carson wants people to understand how using pesticides can kill them. Furthermore, Carson describes how the environment can be affected by pesticides when she states that “ the roadsides are now lined with browned and withered vegetation as though swept by fire” (29)....   [tags: agriculture, environment, habitats]

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Analysis of the Worst Mistake in Human History by Jared Diamond

- Jared Diamond makes the argument that when humans decided 10,000 years ago to no longer be hunter-gatherers and made the decision to become sedentary and start domesticating their animals and crops, the result is that the human race has experienced a steady downfall. Diamond makes the point that “with agriculture came the gross social and sexual inequality, the disease and despotism that curse our existence,” (Diamond). While the present system certainly is far from being perfected, Diamond’s various complaints and solutions certainly would not be of much use in the present time either....   [tags: human, agriculture, group, crops]

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Position of Livestock in the Socio-economic Development in Pakistan

- Livestock Sector occupies a unique position in the socio-economic development of Pakistan. Its contribution in the agriculture is 55.4 percent and 11.9 percent in the national GDP.About 35-40 percent of income of more than 35 million rural populations comes from livestock production activities.Eight percent of total exports derived from livestock and livestock products. According to Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-14,approximately 64.4 Million is goat population out of which 23.35 Millionare present in Punjab, and these produce about 801 thousand tons of milk and 643 Million ton mutton per annum....   [tags: mastitus, agriculture, bacteria]

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The Big Issue of Climate Change and Global Warming

- ... Yes, we should care if Earth is getting warmer. There are a lot of effects that global warming has on citizens in our world. Global warming affects agriculture, infrastructure, how we consume energy, cropping yields, food processing, transportation, storage, and the list goes on. Statistics say that within the next several hundred years the yield to just about every crop will decrease by up to 30%. Global warming doesn't just affect plant life- it also effects animals all around the world....   [tags: greenhouse gas, temperature, agriculture]

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Many Metals Found on Mauritius in the Indian Ocean

- 1.1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION Mauritius, found in the Indian Ocean, is the oldest of the 3 islands in the Mascarene archipelagos. According to rock dating, Mauritius was formed about 7.8 million years ago from volcanic origins. It is located at latitude of 20° south and longitude 580 east, some 800 km2 southeast of Madagascar and consists of 1.3 million inhabitants. The climate is tropical and the dominant winds blow mostly from south east. Lagoon morphology varies from single lagoons consisting of a sandy beach and a reef zone, to complex systems comprising a variety of habitats: beaches, mangroves, sand or mud swamps, lagoon channels, seagrass beds, coral colonies, sand beds and a reef zone (Fa...   [tags: volcano, islands, agriculture]

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Comparing The Mesopotamia Civilization And Shang And Zhou Civilization

- I am going to compare and contrast the Mesopotamia civilization and Shang and Zhou china civilization. Mesopotamia formed its civilizations between six or five thousand years ago. The creation of building’s were built here first, they developed a sustainable writing system, within that empires were built and ruled upon on. People gravitated towards this area and began creating and being in control of the government. People use the traditions, cultures, and beliefs their people before them bestowed to them through oral teachings....   [tags: Mesopotamia, Agriculture, China, Flood]

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Environmental And Economic Outcomes Of El Salvador

- El Salvador is the smallest but the most densely populated country in Mesoamerica. It has a tropical climate broken into a rainy season (May – October) and a dry season (November – April). The rainy season is characterized by severe storms, hurricanes and rain events, the dry season sees long periods of severe drought and low rainfall (Urrea, 2013). Smallholder farmers of El Salvador, who are suffering poverty, mostly located in the mountainous regions of the country, which locate in high elevation with a large amount of rainfall....   [tags: Agriculture, Soil, Desertification, Fertilizer]

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Swidden Farming and the Logging Industry in Indonesia

- ... Yet, the Indonesian logging industry continues to slash and burn down forests for money. An example of a greenhouse gas rich atmosphere is the atmosphere on the planet Venus. Venus is known to have the highest surface temperature of any known planet. It is unlikely that Earth will become like this but, if the rest of the Earth were like Indonesia, the characteristics will eventually become identical. The increase in carbon emissions in the air is thought to strongly correlate to the recent polar vortex in late 2013 and early 2014 in the Midwestern area of the United States of America and its juxtaposition with the excessive hot weather experienced in Australia in the same time period....   [tags: wildlife, agriculture, pollution]

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Factory Farms And Its Effects On The Environment

- If you are what you eat, then you are an abused piglet. In factory farms all over America unspeakable things are done to these animals. They are raised just to die. Their short lives are miserable ones. Not only are factory farms harming the defenseless animals, it is harming the environment as well. The meat from the animals in factory farms is mechanically removed, which means that it is torn from the bone and other parts of the body by a machine. Factory farms even use parts of the body that most people wouldn 't use such as: lips, eyes, tentacles, and anal tracts that are included in sausage and patties (Hurst)....   [tags: Agriculture, Livestock, Meat]

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Genetically Modified Organisms: Modifying the World’s Industries

- The founding of genetically modified organisms was extended through the course of many years. It began in 1865 when Gregor Mendel observed hereditary characteristics in pea plants. Nearly forty years later, Andrei Nikolaevitch Belozersky was the first person to isolate DNA, or “factors”, as Mendel defined it, in its pure state (Life Sciences Foundation, Purification of DNA). This revelation sparked the start to DNA innovations. After the discovery of DNA’s structure by Watson and Crick, scientists continued to crack the code, and DNA modification became possible when Professor Herbert Boyer created recombinant DNA (Chemical Heritage Foundation, Paul Berg, Herbert W....   [tags: Health RIsks, Environment, Agriculture]

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Transgenic Animals Help to Increase Food Production

- Other than plants, another application of LMO in agriculture is on the animals. Transgenic animals help to increase food production and quality in order to improve human lifestyle. As the growth population is increasing, so does the food demand, transgenic animals can produce more food to keep up with the growth in human population in the next 50 years and also the following years. Since the animals are able to grow faster, the food production will increase and the price of the meat will become cheaper....   [tags: farm, agriculture, LMO]

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The Effects Of Livestock On Global Warming

- ... The equation doesn’t make sense to me kill what gets rid of the harmful gas, but breed more of what makes it. Livestock now use 30 percent of the earth’s entire land surface, mostly permanent pasture but also including 33 percent of the global arable land used to producing feed for livestock, the report notes. As forests are cleared to create new pastures, it is a major driver of deforestation, especially in Latin America where, for example, some 70 percent of former forests in the Amazon have been turned over to grazing....   [tags: Agriculture, Livestock, Water, Meat]

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