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  • GM Crops

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    GM Crops In February 2004, Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett announced that commercial planting of some GM crops would commence in the United Kingdom following approval of genetically-modified maize within the scientific community. The Daily Mail responded to the announcement by stating that ‘the decision - by the Government's Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment - flies in the face of official polls showing 90 per cent of people oppose the genetic

  • GM crops

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    Genetically Modified crops, or GM crops, refer to plants used in agriculture whose DNA has been purposely altered in order to create a better, more efficient outcome. There are many different GM crops being used today, most commonly plants with built in pesticide or chemical resistance, such as BT corn and roundup ready soy. Though you may not know it, most of what you eat has some form of a genetically modified organism in it. The Food and drug administration, also known as the FDA, has stated that

  • Commodity Crops

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    However, subsidizing the commodity crops, that make the unhealthy foods cheaper, is not how the government should be spending our tax dollars. As a result of paying taxes, we have essentially paid the government to see lower prices of the unhealthy food in the grocery store aisle. If you add up all the costs associated with the unhealthy foods, you will find that they no longer cost significantly less than their healthier and more nutritious counterparts. Commodity crops should no longer be subsidized

  • Bread- a crop

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    societies. Without a doubt, wheat has facilitated both ancient and current civilizations as it has grown to become one of the most fundamental staple foods that exists today. Dating back 11,000 years ago to the Middle-East, this advantageous crop was first grown by the hunter-gatherers and nomadic people who first inhabited the Mesopotamian region. However, it was only 7,000 years later until civilizations started taking advantage of the bountiful amount of assets that come along with this

  • GM Crops

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    status. However the quality and yield of these crops are low and many farmers are unable to reach their maximum potential and raise enough capital to support them through the year. Therefore the potential use of GM crops to help increase yields and durability of crops is a positive one. However due to the controversy of GM crops within the UK and the rest of the world, developing countries are in a constant battle to try and persuade their country that GM crops are within context for the developmental

  • Crop over

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    foods, clothing, music and much more, crop over became a tradition for everyone to love. This Festival is a tradition which has been celebrated by my family and many other “Bajans” like myself. Starting in June and ending in August this two month long celebration not only just holds fun but, holds a deeper meaning behind what is celebrated but throughout the years. Cropover eventually became apart of the Barbadian culture as a celebration of fun and activities. Crop over started as far back at the 1780’s

  • Crop Circles

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    Crop Circles have been found throughout the whole country. They are one of the most intriguing things that I have read and researched. There have also been many shows that I have watched that have been very interesting.      The first recent evidence of a crop circle was in 1966 in Tully England. The circles themselves ranged from a few inches in diameter to a few feet. There is also evidence of a crop circle in Hertfordshire, England in 1678.      There

  • Crops of the Future

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    The Crops of the Future In the world of economics, citizens of America are crops of productivity to be harvested. Some grow into attractive stacks of bills, while others dwindle down into piles of dirt-covered pennies. Like any crop, nutrients are needed for growth. The most important nutrient is education. The more information we invest in a person, the more productive he or she will eventually become. That is why high school and college are extremely important in the lives of Americans.

  • Genetically Modified Crops

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    Modified Crops For years farmers have fought pest, weeds, and diseases to grow crops. There have been many pesticides and herbicides used to help with these problems, only to find out later that they are damaging our environment and a health hazard to animals and humans. They are constantly searching for new ways to improve farming. Genetically engineered crops began in 1996 (Charmin 74-83). Genetically engineered crops appear

  • Genetically Modified Crops

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    Modification is manipulating the genome of the plant, but humans have been doing that for years. Modifying the genes is a more precise way to do this. Genetic Modification improves food and is safe. Genetic modification is a scientific way to enhance crops. The article “Genetically Modified Food” explains this by saying; “A genetically modified (GM) food is a result of recombinant DNA biotechnological procedures that allow the genetic Makeup of an organism to be modified. This can be accomplished by