agriculture and forestry

Genetic Engineering In America

The United States of America is the largest producer of genetically modified (GM) agricultural products, harvesting about two-thirds (63%) of the world’s GM crops. Yet so many Americans are uninformed of genetic engineering’s presence in the food system, forensic science, developing transgenic animals, production of medicine, and genomics. More than...

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Famine

A drastic, wide-reaching food shortage. A drastic shortage; a dearth. Severe hunger; starvation. Archaic Extreme appetite. A famine is a social and economic crisis that is commonly accompanied by widespread malnutrition, starvation, epidemic, and increased mortality. Although many famines coincide with national or regional shortages of food, famine has also...

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Farm Crisis Of 1980

In Hills, Iowa, a farmer kills his banker, his neighbor, his wife, and then himself. Near Ruthton, Minnesota, a farmer and his son murder two bank officials. In South Dakota’s Union County, a Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) administrator kills his wife, daughter, son, and dog before committing suicide. In the...

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Horse Slaughter: Right or Not

Horse Slaughter: Right or Not Is horse slaughter a thing that should be done or not? That is the big question in the United States. Americans do not eat horse meat; however, people in Europe and other countries do. There are many pros and cons to both sides of this...

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Environmental Problems In Aral Sea

Environmental problems in Aral Sea The Problem The environmental problems of the Aral Sea basin are among the worst in the world. Water diversions, agricultural practices, and industrial waste have resulted in a disappearing sea, salinization, and organic and inorganic pollution. The problems of the Aral, which previously had been...

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GE Foods

Wuo Change lives in Bangkok, Thailand. He was suffering from Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD). His family is unable to afford medical attention. A group of volunteers from the world health organization (WHO) offered their assistance by offering Wuo Changs village “Golden Rice”, rice that is high in vitamin A levels....

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Mariculture – underwater agriculture

As the Spanish entered the capital city of Tenochtitlan they were astounded at the many marvels of the city but one of the things that most caught the eyes of the foreigners was the extensive plant growth on the lake surrounding the city. These images were describe the among the...

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