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Donald Davidson’s Three Varieties of Knowledge

- Donald Davidson identifies three forms of knowledge which he believes to be irreducible and interdependent: knowledge of self, which is immediately known; knowledge of the outside world, which is simply caused by the events and objects around you, and thus depends on sense organs to be semi-immediately known, yet open to uncertainty; and knowledge of the minds of others, which is never immediately known. The standard approach to philosophy tries to reduce one of these forms of knowledge to one or two of the others, often leading to unanswerable questions....   [tags: Varieties of Knowledge]

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Varieties of Capitalism

- Introduction Due to the rapid process of globalization, the issue of whether socio-economic institutions and policies are converging or diverging across different nations has become controversial. Various literatures on comparative institutional studies has been developed, in which the Varieties of Capitalism approach by Hall and Soskice (2001) is one of the most significant concepts that is being widely discussed. According to Hall and Thelen (2005), the ‘varieties of capitalism’ is a firm-centered approach where firm is placed as a key actor and is being considered relational....   [tags: Economics ]

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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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Gripping More Varieties On My Essays

- ... Because I knew the word “righteousness” was exactly accurate and it would result an impression for my instructor that I was depositing variety on my vocabularies. Another instance happened during my work on my mini-essay one: when I was explaining the traditions of selecting names at China in the second paragraph, I was stuck on choosing an adjective to describe the characteristic of first names in ancient China. I originally chose “respectable” for the first draft, “venerable” on later polished version and “honorable,” which I felt most comfortable because of its precision and variety, on the final paper three hours before the due time....   [tags: Writing, Paragraph, Typography, Essay]

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Importance of Rice and the Varieties Worldwide

- Importance of Rice and the Varieties Worldwide Rice (oryza sativa) is the staple food for about one half of the world’s population. This grain has origins going back to about 3000 B.C in India, and grew along the rivers of the Tigris and Euphrates circumscribing the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia. Rice is the staple food of East and Central Asia, the islands of the western Pacific and much of Latin America. These eastern nations are today the main rice-producing countries; places such as China, India, Japan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand and Burma....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Varieties of Love in Othello

- The Varieties of Love in Othello         The meaningful term “love” can be applied to differing relationships in Shakespeare’s tragedy Othello. In this essay let us examine under a microscope the “love” that we find throughout the play.   David Bevington in William Shakespeare: Four Tragedies describes how “love” is attacked from the outset of Othello:   Daringly, Shakespeare opens this tragedy of love not with a direct and sympathetic portrayal of the lovers themselves, but with a scene of vicious insinuation about their marriage....   [tags: Othello essays]

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Varieties of Lucid Dreaming Experience, by Stephen Laberge

- In the last ten years, lucid dreaming has become a familiar word to the society, thanks largely to the work of researchers like Stephen LaBerge, whose findings I am going to focus on in this paper. He has done extensive work in the field of lucid dream research. LaBerge is one of the popular leaders of our era among hundreds of dream researchers studying the science of lucid dreaming. Dream states are categorized into two main areas; lucid and non-lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is defined as when the person knows that they are in a dream, as opposed to non-lucid dreams where the person has no idea that they are in the middle of a dream....   [tags: Mechanics of Lucid Dreaming]

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Gandhi: Different varieties of Pacifism

- Gandhian Pacifism Pacifism is opposition to the practice of war. Many pacifists have a commitment to non-violence in general in society, making a commitment to achieving one's goals only through actively non-violent resistance or non-aggressive means. Among these pacifists, there may also be differing views as to what constitutes violence. There are several different varieties of pacifism including those who believe killing is always wrong, those who believe that any kind of violence is wrong, those who argue that personal violence is always wrong but political violence is sometimes right, and those who justify some person violence but reject war as always wrong....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Three Varieties of Bathtubs

- Three Varieties of Bathtubs Past, present and future are the simplest ways in which humans perceive time. We recognize the past through our memories and our recall of events that already have happened. When looking into the future, we can only look at where we are now in order to guess what our fate might be in the future. Or else we only have our dreams and goals that we look forward to one- day accomplishing. When viewing the present, however, everything around us is not an idea or memory in our head, but a reality that we use our senses to see, feel, touch, smell or hear....   [tags: Jeffrey Harrison Literature Essays]

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Technical Innovations in Sea Transport of Local Banana Varieties (Musa sp) in the Philippines

- Over-ripening of local banana varieties (Saba, Lakatan and Latundan) for domestic market is a big problem during inter-island transport in the Philippines. This can be attributed to bulk handling, inappropriate container van and high transit temperature. Rapid appraisals over two decades documented the technical innovations done by the key players in the supply chain to alleviate the problem. Commercial shipment trials from southern to northern Philippines using ethylene absorbent were also conducted to reduce ripening....   [tags: fruit monoculture business]

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Bilingual Education Policy in Australia Concerning Indigenous Language and Associated Varieties

- From the time the British first settled the continent to the present, the Aboriginal people of Australia and the English-speaking Australian government have had a rocky relationship. For many years, aboriginal Australians experienced much discrimination and racism. Like Native Americans in the United States, the Aborigines were displaced from their tribal lands and forced into designated settlements. This was all part of an attempt on the part of the government and the European settlers to eradicate Aboriginal culture....   [tags: Aborigines, discrimination, racist policies]

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International Financial Transactions Take Place Between Varieties Of Jurisdictions

- Introduction International financial transactions take place between varieties of jurisdictions which may belong to any of the existing legal families. Each legal family emerging in their own ways, with their respective philosophies are bound to have differences. For the purpose of this essay we shall look at whether in the current legal environment, in the context of set-off and netting do these differences matter or not and in case of any differences, if they are only based on terminology. To begin it is of use to identify main legal families....   [tags: Common law, Law, Bankruptcy, Civil law]

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Wine Making: The Malbec Grape

- ... However, the Malbec from Argentina is quite different from that from France. French Malbec is more likely to have intensity color, rich tannins and earthy aromas, but Malbec from Argentina has higher acidity, softer tannins and much fresher mouth feel (“Melbec- the Happy Transplant”). Table 1. Comparison of French and Argentine Malbecs Aromas Type & Color Taste French Malbec Violet Black Currant Cherry Licorice Vanilla Dry & Dark red (black) Moderate acidity Moderate alcohol Strong tannins Argentine Malbec Blackberry Violet Raisins Tobacco Plum Dry & Dark cherry red Low to moderate acidity Moderate alcohol Soft tannins Source:   [tags: enology, purple grape varieties]

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The History of Aconite

- ... Aconite is a highly poisonous plant. There are many varieties/relatives of this plant, and those vary in medicinal properties and toxicity. All parts of the plant contain the poison, although the root is the thing most commonly used in medicines and potions. It is a perennial member of the buttercup family. The appearance of this plant is quite striking, the flower is often a vivid purple or bright yellow. The purple version stands upright on a dark green stem with leaves and the flower petals form the shape of a hood (lending to the name monkshood)....   [tags: plant, varieties, aconitum]

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The Origin, Distribution and Classification of Cultivated Broccoli Varieties

- The Origin, Distribution and Classification of Cultivated Broccoli Varieties Of the many different vegetable crops now under cultivation in both the U.S. and abroad, one that has gained increasing importance is that of broccoli. Although it does not constitute a significant portion of most people's diets, it has nevertheless experienced a kind of "revival" in recent years and has become increasingly popular (Schery, 1972; Heywood, 1978). It may even be said that broccoli has emerged from relative obscurity and attained the status of a worthwhile garden vegetable,"(Talbert, 1953)....   [tags: Botany]

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Current and Future Status of the Cocoa Bean

- Current and Future Status (description, current usage, forecast of future requirements, suppliers, price, terms, annual expenditures, mode of transportation, current contracts) DESCRIPTION The cacao bean (cocoa bean) is a commodity that comes from the cacao tree (Theobroma cacao – the food of the gods), an evergreen tree that begins to bear when it is 4-5 years old. The tree can grow up to approximately 50 feet in the wild although cocoa trees on plantations are kept between 15-25 feet tall because they are typically grown under a canopy of taller trees, which makes harvesting easier in addition to protecting them from strong winds....   [tags: usage, requirements, price, terms, varities]

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Varities of Family in Different Cultures

- Varities of Family in Different Cultures 1. The development of the nuclear family can be contributed to many factors and influences in historical Europe and North America. We see the first emergence when the Roman Catholic Church began to prohibit and discourage close marriages, adoptions, polygyny, divorce, and remarriage. This resulted in many families without male heirs. Thus, large amounts of property were transferred to the Catholic Church. The nuclear family became even more developed in North America during the industrialization....   [tags: Papers]

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Varities of Violence

- The books Child of the Dark by Carolina Maria de Jesus and Testimony by Victor Montejo describes the lives of two individuals from different societies. In both of these societies there was much hardship and violence. The two main characters who wrote these books describe life through their point of view and explains the hardship and challenges they had living in a society filled with violence. Victor Montejo lived in a society that was a very poor area. The village was located in Guatemala. Though he lived outside of this village it is where he spent most of his time since he was the schoolmaster....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Differences Between British and American English

- It is interesting to see the way that the English languge has grown and changed. Because English is a living language there are frequent changes in the meaning that words carry. These changes can be largely influenced by environment. One of the best examples of this fact is some of the distinct differences between British and American English. To some people this might sound a bit strange, they may say... "English is English, Right?" Because locations and cultural influences have a major impact on language// varieties form....   [tags: Language]

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Grafting Heirloom Tomatoes Onto Hybrid Rootstocks

- Garth douston Grafting Solanum lycopersicum varieties for quality and yield. Tomatoes are a lucrative cash crop for many vegetable growers, but producing large quantities of these fruits can be challenging. Disease, season length, and yield are concerns for tomato growers. Grafting can provide solutions to problems associated with these concerns. Tomatoes varieties are either hybrid or heirloom varieties. Hybrid tomato seed is produced by the cross pollination of two separate parent lines. (Get in depth about how gene selection works, good opportunity for good scientific research) Hybrid tomatoes generally have more uniform growth, disease resistance and a longer harvest interval, which a...   [tags: vegetable growers, agronomic technology ]

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Droughts of Diversity

- The significant decrease in agricultural biodiversity over the last 150 years has been caused by the increased desire for control over our food supply. This control has taken several forms. Since the industrial and scientific revolutions, the output of agricultural endeavors has increased through science, business, and government regulations. However, this increased output has come at the cost of variety. Until recently, monocultures, or the growth of only one variety of a species, were rare in agriculture....   [tags: Agriculture]

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Animals In Captivity

- Animals In Captivity Wild animals are known as “wild” animals for a purpose. If wild animals were intended to be kept shut up in a jail, also known as a zoo, then what exactly is the point of contacting them wild animals anymore. Zoo authorities use many justifications to back up their place that having wild animals in captivity is necessary, but those justifications are neither moral nor necessary enough reasons to deny animals of their organic right to independence. Even under the best of conditions at the best of zoos, captivity cannot even begin to evaluate up to wild animals’ organic settings....   [tags: zoos, wild animals, wildlife crises]

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Language as Connectivity in a Group

- Language is a crucial part of how people in a group show their solidarity to each other. Discuss Through the use of language, each member of a group is able to construct and reflect their identity. Through the language features present in slang and jargon, users are able to communicate their social identity and group belonging. They are also able to portray their cultural heritage and background through ethnolect varieties of English. Language plays a crucial part in enabling the speaker to communicate belonging to a specific social group, reinforcing solidarity....   [tags: Language]

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Thomas Jefferson´s Gardening Compared to Today

- Thomas Jefferson’s Gardening Compared to Today Thomas Jefferson one of our founding fathers was very interested in gardening and learning about the soil and land conditions. It has been written that he has grown over 300 varieties of vegetables and herbs and even over a hundred different kinds of fruits. “America's third president Thomas Jefferson was a man of many talents. He wrote the Declaration of Independence. He was a skilled architect, scientist, landscape designer, farmer and life-long gardener....   [tags: garden, vegetable, land, soil]

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Industrial Agriculture and the Loss of Biodiversity

- Industrial Agriculture and the Loss of Biodiversity Preserving Diversity By Way Of Old Crop Varieties Traditional methods is indeed the most advantageous way to retain sustainable success in farming suggested by Stephen B. Brush in his research of the effect of diversity in agriculture. In "Genetic Diversity And Conservation In Traditional Farming Systems," he explains how analyzing genetic erosion and the loss of genetic resources eventually leads to environmental degradation. Various factors have led to nations turning to improved adoption varieties, primarily the Green Revolution and commercial markets....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Number of Volatile Compounds in Sea Buckthorn Juice

- 3.1 Qualitative Analysis The total number of volatile compounds found in sea buckthorn juice varies according to published data [8-12] and this study reports the highest number of compounds found so far, but there is an annual variation. In 2011, a total of 74, 89, 72 volatile compounds were extracted from 3 varieties (Hergo, wild and Frugana) of sea buckthorn berries (figure 1 and 2, table 1). A significant decline in the number of volatiles was seen in the 2012 harvest with only 17, 39, 9, 20 volatile compounds extracted in four varieties of berries (Hergo, wild, Frugana, Askola), (figure 3, and table 1)....   [tags: chemical analysis]

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The Benefits Of Hemp Versus Marijuana

- “Hemp is the first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country” Thomas Jefferson the United States third president and principal author of the declaration of independence, believed that Hemp being a resilient plant and having great variety of use was perfect for building the fledging nation after independence. As of 2013 Uruguay became the first country to legalize the sale and use of Marijuana by its citizens under licencing and registration as well as allowing each household to grow 6 plants per year equivalent to 480 grams of dried product, all in an effort to reduced drug trafficking and related crimes....   [tags: cannabis indica, cannabis sativa, THC content]

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Increasing Globalization in the Wine Industry

- Increasing Globalization in industry: The idea of new world wine producer and old world wine producer has come from the demand and supply. Earlier Western Europe was the chief consumer of wine. Nowadays ‘THE NEW WORLD PRODUCER’ has shown a big hike in production and consumption of wine. France, Italy, Portugal, Spain were considered as old wine producers. Argentina, U.S, Chile, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand are known as new world wine producers. Some characteristics of wine industry: • Transfer of important equipments, machinery and technical knowledge to the area of production....   [tags: production, market, preferences]

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Marketing Analysis : Ginger Beer

- ... On this note, the Ginger Beer products will attract higher sales due to their increased ratings in the market (Philips 427). Varieties We shall make the product available in more than four varieties to increase its options. The varieties will have different tastes and color. The process of producing more than one variety will be aimed at making the product more appealing to different types of customers. We realized that depending on the kind of customers available, the more they are, the more diverse the varieties should be to attract as many of them as possible (Donovan and Nadine 114)....   [tags: Marketing, Advertising, Alcoholic beverage]

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Acoustic Guitars: Everything You Want To Know

- Acoustic Guitars: Everything You Want To Know If you or your child has found an interest in the acoustic guitar, you are not alone. Many people have simply fallen in love with this instrument and prefer it over the electric guitar. It is said that there is simply something more "real" about the sound being produced by nothing more that the strings, which is then project by the acoustics. However, just how does this work. It is true that the strings alone create the musical sound, but the problem is that the strings on their own cannot create a loud enough sound for everyone to hear and enjoy....   [tags: Music]

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Adaptation to Climate Change in Sri Lanka

- Adaptation to climate change is defined as the range of actions taken in response to changes in local and regional climatic conditions (Smit et al., 2000). Climate change adaptation simply means reducing the vulnerability of people’s lives and livelihoods to risk posed by climate change. Agriculture adaptation measures can be categorised into policy level interventions, technology development and farm level management practices. The government of Sri Lanka realising the importance of climate change adaptation has taken number of initiatives at policy level to address the concerns of climate change and among the initiatives; the most important is the recently formulated national climate chang...   [tags: Global Warming Essays]

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The Emergence of English

- The emergence of English began to appear in 5th century AD after the Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Frisians invaded Britannia in the 4th century. Referred to as Old English back in the day, the language has undergone several transformations to where it is now called English. Today, over 750 million people speak English as a language and at least half of those use it as their mother tongue (McCrum et al., 2002, pg. 9-10). Many people rely on English to serve them financially and for social purposes (Crystal, 2003, pg....   [tags: Language]

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The Versatile, and Loved Cherry Tree

- The Versatile, and Loved Cherry Tree People all across the world enjoy cherries for their sweet flavor in pies, candies, and pastries. They have become one of the most widely cultivated fruits in the world. As reported by the Columbia Encyclopedia Online (2000), they can be found in home orchards all across the country. However, the cherry tree has many uses. Some varieties are valued for their beautiful flowers, others for the wood that can be made into high quality furniture. Whatever the variety or use, the cherry tree is an important plant in today's society....   [tags: Botany]

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Kachru’s Concentric Circles Model: Implications for English Language Teaching in Expanding-Circle Countries

- 1. Introduction The unprecedented global spread English has experienced in the last years has paved the way for changes in the sociolinguistic profile of the language. In addition to the fact that new varieties have emerged, the number of functional domains in which English plays a role has increased significantly (Sharma, 2008). Currently, English is not only a tool serving national purposes, but also a language institutionalised in several former British and American colonies, and a lingua franca used worldwide....   [tags: pedagogy, English as a Lingua Franca, ELT]

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The History and Distribution of Hemp in Production

- While there is no official estimate of the value of U.S. sales of hemp-based products, The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) estimates that the total U.S. retail value of hemp products in 2012 to be approximately $500 million, which includes food and body products, clothing, auto parts, building materials and other products. Of this, HIA reports that the value of hemp-based food, supplements, and body care sales in the United States is about $156 million to $171 million annually. Previous reports about the size of the U.S....   [tags: hemp industry, hemp products, hemp seed]

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The Phenomenon of the Americanization of Youth Language

- Introduction This project is not only concerned with the phenomenon of the Americanisation of youth language in Ireland and the extent to which youth language has adopted variants of US-English but also the potential influences and reasons which account for this development. It seeks to examine and provide answers to the various questions surrounding the increasing prevalence of American-English in the Irish context by looking at sociolinguistic issues such as hypercorrection, distinctions in accent, vocabulary, and grammar, the features of youth language in general, language variation and change, and the concepts of performativity and membership of peer groups....   [tags: us-english, sociolinguistics, ireland]

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Protecting One’s Intellectual Property and Trademark Act

- Media law and ethics is the regulations and moral standards of media to the society. This covers journalism activities, entertainment media and the constitutional rights of media. It controls media against inciting, defaming, innuendos among other unethical Acts. In this report, we are going to talk about “protecting one’s intellectual property” and “Trademark Act ” Recently, there had been multiple cases involving the infringement of intellectual property rights which are often confusing and has lead to debates in the process....   [tags: media law, ethics, regulation]

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The Physiology Of The Heat Stress

- ... The shortage of the sugars and energy supply affects the newly grown shoots and fruits. In addition, high temperature may denature important proteins in the cell membrane and increase ion-leakage, thus loss of cellular function leading to cell death. Some of these responses are due to the production of the free radical, Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) which reacts and damage the cell pigments and structure. Similar physiological response is associated with vine dehydration under drought stress....   [tags: Viticulture, Grape, Vitis vinifera, Metabolism]

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

- Red Hot Chili Peppers A passion for foods from the American Southwest is sweeping through the country. The main component and most popular item of this fad is the chili pepper, an item of tremendous variability and a staple of many people in Central America. In this country, chili peppers were once only found in specialized ethnic stores, but now it is just as likely to be found at the neighborhood Kroger. For most people, however, their knowledge stops here. Through this paper I hope to educate the reader on some other aspects of this intriguing vegetable, such as its history, chemistry, and uses....   [tags: Botany]

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Great Plants for Shady Gardens

- Light colors show best in shade. Those deep blue hostas are gorgeous, but the dark colors are hard to see unless you are up close. Dark blue and purple flowers tend almost seem to disappear. Choose light colors in both flowers and foliage. Foliage with yellow, white or cream-colored variegation add sparkle to a shade garden and make an excellent backdrop for flowers. Shady areas often have poor air circulation and high humidity, creating the perfect environment for fungal diseases. Space plants at the recommended distances, or even a bit further apart than recommended, to allow air to circulate freely....   [tags: Flowers, Protecting the Garden]

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Chili Peppers as a Hobby

- Well hello. I'm going to tell you about a hobby, which have stolen my whole beating heart. Chile peppers. Few years ago I just thought I'd try to get something to grow with seeds, which I took from a random market chili pepper. I managed to get few about 10 centimeter stems and couple of leaves for each. Sadly, neither of them survived. I think I accidentally drowned them. I went to browse the internet forums and that was it. I ordered seeds up to ten different varieties and some equipment to germinate them properly....   [tags: looks and flavors]

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Genetically Modified Organisms Affect on Agriculture

- Genetic Engineering in agriculture has became a very controversial topic in the past years, although it is beneficial to both the consumer as well as the producer. The use of genetic engineering is seen as a very controversial topic because of the enviromnmental groups who speak out against the use of genetically engineered products in industry as well as the consumer market. Genetic engineering in agriculture has the potential to change the industry worldwide. The increased production of these genetically engineered varietes can be utilized in order to solve many of the issues that the world is beginning to face today....   [tags: Genetic Engineering, Agriculture Industry]

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Agroecology and Miguel Altieri

- Agroecology and Miguel Altieri Agroecology and agriculture in general took a giant leap forward in 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered the New World. Previously, the New and the Old World only shared three species: sweet potato, bottle gourd, and coconut. Now that this New World had been discovered, there was much that could be gained, and it was more than just gold (Bermejo 1994). Many attempts at growing crops in the new and very different environment proved frivolous, but others found success....   [tags: Agriculture Agricultural Essays Papers]

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Review of Horticulture Literature related to Pest Infestation of Plants and Trees

- REVIEW OF LITERATURE Avidov (1970) mentioned that a total of 38 species of parasites and 10species of predator were found in Israel, associated with Aonidilla aurantii , Parlatoria pergandii, Coccus hesperidum, Sassetia olea and Ceroplastis floridensis Martino (1982) in Italy stated that scale insects infesting citrus cultural were attacked by natural enemies such as Aphytis sp. Merleir (1984) mentioned that ornamental maples, limes and chestnuts in Reims, France, jointly ifested by Eupulvinaria hydrageae and Pulvinaria regalis canard in the post few years....   [tags: horticulture, botany]

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Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

- Johann Friedrich Blumenbach May 11, 1752-January 22, 1840 Born in Gotha, Germany in 1752, Blumenbach went on to Jena to study medicine. He completed his doctoral training at Gottingen in 1775. Just a year later, he was appointed as an extraordinary professor of medicine. His study of the history of man showing the value of using comparative anatomy and his classification of the five varieties of man were two important contributions made by Blumenbach (1911 Edition). He wasted no time in becoming one of the most influential members of the fields of comparative anatomy, zoology, physiology, anthropology, and craniology, in fact, Blumenbach is considered to be the founder of anthr...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Incorporating Farmers' Knowledge in International Rice Research

- Incorporating Farmers' Knowledge in International Rice Research The longevity of many cultures can be attributed to their adherence to tradition, specifically subsistence practices. More likely than not, trying to push modern technology into these cultures will only result in disaster. Such is the case with the Green Revolution and the rice situation Stephen Lansing covered in The Balinese. It simply does not seem logical to disrupt traditional practices that have supported a culture for so long....   [tags: Agricultural Biological Engineering Essays]

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Study of Genotype X Environment Intraction in Asiatic Cotton Gossypium Arboreum

- Cotton is known as “White Gold”. Gossypium arboreum belongs to family Malvaecae with diploid set of genome have 13 chromosome number. Genotype × environment (GE) interactions have major role in development of improved cultivars. A cultivar is said to be commercially successful, if it performs well across the range of environments in which it grows. The differential response of a genotype or cultivar for a given trait across environments is defined as the genotype × environment interaction (G × E)....   [tags: Agriculture]

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Restoration and Recovery of the Botanical Garden José María Orozco

- Summary of Proposal Background The main objective of the botanical gardens today is the conservation of biological diversity ex situ, allowing for the potential loss of this because of the destruction of the environment. However, in the past the main activity of the botanical gardens was the buildup and maintenance of diversity that explorers brought back from unexplored regions, near and far, in order to make them available to growers that they would explore the potential that plants collected....   [tags: Conservation]

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The Undisputed Champions: A Critique on Modern Light Beer

- The Undisputed Champions: A Critique on Modern Light Beer Beer can punch your pallet harder than Muhammad Ali or dance delicately down your throat like a ballerina. Yet, over 85% of the American beer market consists of relatively identical products. America’s preference for generic bland-tasting beer was established not from skilled business practices or resourceful marketing; instead, it was the result of social trends and historical events, such as Prohibition and the Temperance Movement. Within the last several decades, the U.S....   [tags: alcoholic beverages, brew, lager]

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The Pros and Cons of Genetically Modified Crops

- For thousands of years, humans have transformed their surroundings and neighboring organisms to suit their needs. The transformation first took place when humans spread seeds onto the earth to grow their own food, and continued when humans reached out to provide food and shelter to other animals in exchange for labor, companionship and sustenance. When early agriculture proved successful, the best and strongest animals and crops were chosen for the next generation. This was the dawn of genetic modification, and it is as old as agriculture itself....   [tags: biotechnology, genetic engineering ]

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The Birth of the English Language

- A summary of the settlement of the British Isles by north Europeans and then Norman French provides the backdrop to this essay which will focus on the period between the early 15th century, when English reasserted its dominance after the decline of official French, until the 17th century when a 'standard' English evolved. It will be shown that modern-day English is very different to that first introduced to the British Isles, but by identifying changes through the centuries, its continuity can be demonstrated....   [tags: Language ]

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Public Attitudes Toward Variety Indian English

- In India, English has been in use for more than four centuries. Its presence was established by traders of the East India Company so it was first the language of the early merchants, missioners and settlers. English became the official and academic language of India by the early twentieth century. The rising of the nationalist movement in the 1920's that attempted to introduce Hindi as the National language of India brought some anti-English sentiment, especially in the non-Hindi-speaking states, but they would even present their resistance primarily in English....   [tags: culture, language ]

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The Spread of English to America

- American English (AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US), also known as United States English or U.S. English, is a set of dialects of the English language used mostly in the United States. It was the first major variety of the language that developed outside of Britain(Kretzschmar, W.2000). The spread of English resulted within the first diaspora which relatively involved large-scale migrations of mother-tongue English speakers from England, Scotland,and Ireland predominantly to, Australia, New Zealand and North America....   [tags: phonological, lexical, syntactical features]

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Apple Production in Kosovo

- Kosovo is a relatively small country, but because of its geographical position and favorable agro-climatic condition it is a very important country for agriculture production. However in agriculture sector fruit respectively apple production with continuing investments can make Kosovo one of the most important countries on the Balkan Peninsula for apple production. Flat valley areas with good soils and also with access to high quality water across the country allow farmers to grow the highest quality fruits....   [tags: good income, farmers]

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Development of the English Language

- The settlement of the British Isles by north Europeans followed by Norman French paints the backdrop to this essay which will focus on the period between the early 15th and 17th centuries, when a 'standard' English evolved. It will show that modern-day English is very different to that first introduced to the British Isles, but by identifying changes through time, its continuity can be demonstrated. Finally, it will suggest that present day English is in a position analogous to that which existed before the Norman invasion, when there were many varieties and dialects, and that this may lead to its decline as a global language, due to decreasing intelligibility....   [tags: Language ]

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What Can You Do

- Recently there has been a lot of question as to whether the world can continue to grow at its current pace and survive. One real issue for the success of society is the world’s ability to feed its citizens. The astronomical pace at which the human race is expanding is a huge challenge for the producers of food products to keep up with. Aside from pure numbers the pure size of the population’s waistline is also expanding. One idea that is addressing both of these issues is urban farming. Urban farming is a good solution to fill in the gaps in nutritious food production....   [tags: human race expansion, growth]

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Global Cut Flower Trade

- The global cut flower trade exceeds US$27billion in annual retail sales and thrives on novelty. While modification of flower color is clear means that of making novelty, additional} as more factor are characterized, addition traits lend themselves to manipulation notably through the extension of classical breeding following gene-splicing. Traits targeted for manipulation resulting in novelty is classified as for the buyer or the producer. Whereas classical breeding has targeted each category, it's client traits, which, due to its relative gain, is drawn because the initial flourishing tries by genetic engineers to form market novel cut flowers....   [tags: slaes, buyer, producer, engieers]

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Feasibility Study of Imported Biscuits

- Feasibility Study of Imported Biscuits 1. BACKGROUND There are many brands of biscuit available in the market. The market not only offers the biscuits manufactured in Nepal but also the biscuits which are exported from abroad. Even under the same brand name, the manufactures have introduced varieties considering different tastes preferred by different people. This study focuses particularly on some of the popular brands of biscuits such as Britania, Parle, Priyagold etc which are exported from India to find out the market condition of such products and the potential market prospect for the similar kinds of product....   [tags: Market Analysis]

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Non-GMO Plant Breeding Techniques

- Non-GMO Plant Breeding Techniques Works Cited Missing Introduction In 1997 genetically modified foods were introduced to commercial agriculture in the form of herbicide resistant soybean seed (Farnham, Wang, and Wisner 2000). The seven years since have marked a major change in the way people worldwide look at food and its production. It has become an important issue for farmers, consumers, the government and world economies, as the safety and ethics of GMOs are debated. In response to the use of GMOs, and the overall distrust many consumers have toward them, there has been an explosion in the marketing of organic foods....   [tags: Food Agriculture Science Papers]

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Assisting Integration Into Standard American English for Speakers of Dialects of English

- Introduction The English language has many varieties such as American English, Canadian English, Australian English, etc. Each of these have a standard form as well as additional dialects. Students who begin life with a dialect or vernacular other than Standard American English, though native English speakers, will often have a more difficult time adjusting to school. They may be misjudged as less intelligent, encounter prejudice, and face a more difficult time receiving the appropriate language reinforcement they need in order to thrive in the academic environment....   [tags: Lexical Differences, Multicultural Texts]

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Can Banana Value Chain Help Eliminate Hunger in Uganda and Tanzania?

- ... About 70% of harvested bananas are consumed at home by the producers themselves. Only 20% is sold fresh to traders who then supply local, national (urban), and export markets. Only a small amount currently goes for processing into secondary food products. Bananas are a staple food for most individual consumers across all income groups. Cooking bananas (matooke) were most popular followed by dessert bananas. But consumers also bought banana chips, banana juice, banana wine, banana pan cakes (most popular product), banana alcohol/gin/waragi, banana biscuits, and handcraft items like baskets....   [tags: nutritional food, industrial usage, study]

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Comparing James and Jung's Perspectives on Religious Experience

- 1. Are the perspectives on religious experience presented in William James’ Varieties and in Jung compatible. Briefly explain and compare them. For William James, his perspective on religious experience was skeptical. He divided religion between institutional religion and personal religion. For institutional religion he made reference to the religious group or organization that plays a critical part in the culture of a society. Personal religion he defined as when an individual has a mystical experience which can occur regardless of the culture....   [tags: Psychology]

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Lack of Genetic Diversity Amongst Bananas and Plantains

- Introduction Cultivars of the genus Musa (bananas and plantains) have grown in East Asia and Polynesia for millions of years as herbaceous weeds, thriving as r-selected species in forest clearings1. Circa 10,000 years ago, in modern-day Malaysia, natives discovered and succeeded in cultivating the hybrid of two different species: Musa acuminata (whose fruit is constituted of unpalatable flesh) and Musa balbisiana (where ½ of each ‘finger’ is flesh and ½ is seeds [Fig. 1]). The hybrid produced is sterile (having triploid chromosomes, whilst the original fertile varieties were diploid) and must thus be propagated by taking offshoots of their corms2....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]

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Macau: A Mixture of Portuguese and Chinese Culture

- Macau, A city with a mixture of Portuguese and Chinese culture also known as the first and last European colony in Asia. It is located on the south-east coast of China. Macau is a largest unique destination with a stunning nature in the world. It is a place to find the traditional Chinese culture while enjoying the exotic overwhelming Portuguese buildings. Macau, the name itself describes it as a city of temples which was the shrine dedicated to Mazu, a sacred goddess. Mostly visitors conclude that it is a location that suits tourists as it is a beautiful city....   [tags: tourists, Chinese, gambling]

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Future Prospects of Food Fermentation in Malaysia

- What is fermentation. In biochemical term, Standbury (1984) defined fermentation as the catabolism process of organic compound which generate energy. This fermentation process has been used in a lot of fields, such as food preservation, biomass, enzyme production, waste management, antibiotics etc. it is true that nowadays, fermentation products cannot be separated with our life, especially fermented food. The development of fermentation industry started before 1900 with the production of fermented beverages and food (Standbury, 1984)....   [tags: investment and business opportunities]

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Political Economy Between Developing And Developed Countries

- ... In this section, we would like to discuss more about LME and CME which could help to understand better about the capitalism models in the developed countries particularly. The Liberal Market Economies could be found in country like in the United States of America where there are some degrees of dependent coordination through market scheme externally and internally within companies structure (Williamson, 1975 1985). While what happen in coordinated market economies are in contrary, institutions rely on connection from nonmarket coordination that could support developing their main specialties....   [tags: Economics, Capitalism, Asia, Economic system]

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My Love Of Plants By Sherwood Cerise

- ... As azaleas that could bloom almost all year, with just a few little breaks in between, came onto the market, our friendly little azaleas, like Roddy, Orange Cup and others could no longer compete. “What’s that?” customers cried, “It is an insult to be offered that inferior “once bloomer”, take me to the expensive, just like everyone else section, please”. And so it became difficult for one Robin Hill (one of many wonderful hybrids) azalea to stay in the market, much less three (at least in the Memphis area)....   [tags: Garden, Gardening, Plant, Garden plants]

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Discovery Of Raised Bread in Egypt

- The piece of art that I will be discussing about is how the Ancient Egyptians first discovered the art of making modern bread, over 4000 years ago during the Neolithic era. The Ancient Egyptian lives simply depended on agricultures; however, the majority of the people were involved in farming. Moreover, when the Ancient Egyptians discovered raised bread, the Egyptians understood the value of having leavened bread part of their lives. Bread was part of a daily diet in their lives, it was essential nourishment....   [tags: Ancient Civilizations ]

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The History of Cantonese and Putonghua

- The varieties of Chinese According to Bernard Comrie (1990: 83),’ there are more than 1,000,000,000 people are speakers of some form of Chinese.’ By seeing this figure, Chinese should have appeared long enough for its evolution and let it spread to different areas in which Chinese or its form can become the dominant language. The origin of Chinese is studied through bone and tortoise shell inscription because the earliest records were marked on them in around 1300B.C. (Chou Fa- Kao 1986:1) They are the earliest recorded founded that can be used for analysis, the development of Chinese is also base on these findings....   [tags: Chinese History, Chinese Languages]

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Inequality in the European Union (EU)

- Cumulative European Union (EU) enlargements to include relatively less developed countries such as Bulgaria and Romania, along with the possibility of future EU status being granted to Turkey and Albania (EC, 2011), raises further questions about inequality in the European Union. The global recession has bought the issue of labour market models and resulting inequities back into the forefront political discourse, as government cutbacks necessitate the reappraisal of welfare states and labour market policy....   [tags: European Union Essays]

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The Genetic Engineering of Human Food

- Genetic Engineering refers to the direct manipulation of the genetic information of living beings. The genes, embedded in the DNA, are the blueprints of life which determine particular traits in an organism. With Biotechnology, Genetic Engineers are able to replace these genes from one organism to another, resulting in completely new combinations of traits which do not occur in nature. These Genetically Modified Organisms are artificially enhanced to express desired characteristics that are useful to us....   [tags: history of GMO's]

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Basmati Rice: From Production to Market

- ... Basmati rice is mostly produced and packaged in its origin, India, and shipped to its sale point. Some major distributors are Amira and Dunar, and are both operated within India. They ship their rice all around the -world and are relabelled into well-known brands. In Australia there are a few major rice companies but only a few sell basmati, such as Tilda and Sunrice. Sunrice is a brand name for a much larger company called Ricegrowers Limited and it is the fifth largest rice food exporter in the world, making it a large buyer of rice from India, Pakistan and America....   [tags: product, manufactoring, growth, chain]

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A Movement Away From Colloquial Singapore English

- A Movement Away From Colloquial Singapore English ‘The need for intelligibility and the need for identity often pull people – and countries – in opposing directions. The former motivates the learning of an international language, with English as the first choice in most cases; the latter motivates the promotion of ethnic language and culture’ (David Crystal, 1997). Language planning policies in Singapore have often been characterised by the ‘desire to achieve a balance between the national pride of linguistic ownership and the need for international intelligibility’ (Khoo 1993: 67)....   [tags: Singapore Language Papers]

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The Importance of Standard English

- According to Hudson, a variety is ‘a set of linguistic items with similar social distribution’ . Since the term dialect has acquired a negative connotation throughout the years, academics have started to use the term variety, which is considered more neutral, instead. Therefore, we should start considering the statement according to which ‘A speaker of English is necessarily a speaker of some dialect of English’ . As far as the dialect is concerned, this term refers to ‘varieties distinguished from each other by differences of grammar and vocabulary’ ....   [tags: language, social distribution]

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TED Talk by Cary Fowler

- I once played this game where you had to pick a card and it would have a category on it. You would read the word out loud then go around and have to say a type that matched the category and keep going around till someone can’t think of a type. Once the word was apple, it was the shortest round for once the types Gala, Red Delicious, McIntosh and Granny Smith were all named we couldn’t think of anymore. Which is a point Cary Fowler, an agriculture expert, makes. In a TED talk Fowler gave a speech titled, One Seed at a Time, Protecting the Future of Food, discussing how we have lost almost all of the diversity in crops....   [tags: ethos, agricultural work, awards]

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Psychiatrist: The Human Mind Helper

- Psychiatrist: The Human Mind Helper In ancient times, a superstition was once believed by humans that erratic behavior was the possession of spiritually evil demons, that only wizardry or sorcery could mend and cure the mentally ill. In 1808, a man named Professor Johann Christian Reil developed a new medicine field called Psychiatry, meaning the soul or mind. Eventually, the physicians practicing this medical field were known as Psychiatrist (“History of Psychiatry”). As time passed, the field started to evolve and the knowledge expanded becoming one of the oldest medical fields still existing today (“Psychiatrist – DO/MD”)....   [tags: mental obstacles, internal problems]

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The INvasion of Mutant Crops

- The invasion of the mutant crops. Is it possible to grow Genetically modified crops (GMOs) in a way that prevents gene transfer from GMOs to conventional crops. In 1994, the first FDA approved GM (genetically modified) food hit grocery stores in the United States; the Flavr Savr tomato had modified genes that would allow it to stay fresh on the shelves longer (Woolsey). That was the beginning of what has become a prominent farming method in the United States. GMO crops can be designed to resist herbicides like Round Up, so that produce crops can be indiscriminately sprayed and only the weeds are destroyed....   [tags: Genetically Modified Crops, GMOs, Agriculture]

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Linguistic Features of Canadian Dialect

- 1. Introduction When people move from their native dialect area to another dialect area, changes frequently occur in their speech as they acquire some features of a second dialect. Why are some native dialect (D1) phonetic and phonological features retained while others change towards the second dialect (D2) features. Previous research, which will be critically examined in this paper, has argued that feature changes are due to sociolinguistic factors, as well as phonetic and phonological factors....   [tags: phonetics and phonology]

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Sociology of Sex and Sexuality

- Sociology of Sex and Sexuality Introduction Gender, Sex and Community is dedicated to improve our knowing of the variations among groups of women and groups of men - as well as between women and men - in an era of globalization Gender, Sex and Community provides learners to be able to improve their knowing of gender and sex-related variations between groups and people in an era of globalization and migration. It is dedicated to improve knowing of variations among groups of women and men - as well as between women and men - in an era of globalization....   [tags: globalization, gender, identity]

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The Jamaican Public 's Competence

- ... They are required to operate on the principle of transitional bilingualism. This entails four actions by the teacher: an acceptance of the students’ first language; flexibility, using L1 to facilitate comprehension; extensive use of communicative strategies such as role play for practicing forms (structures) of English, particularly those which differ from creole forms; and comparison of JC and SJE (contrastive analysis) as well as other bilingual teaching strategies. In addition, it is suggested that the teachers should employ three strategies of immersion in English through: the wide use of literature; contend-based language teaching (integration across curriculum areas); and modelling...   [tags: Language education, Language, English language]

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