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  • Biodynamic Farming: A Case Study

    The aim of this paper is to explore biodynamic farming as it specifically relates to viticulture. Biodynamic practices may have an impact on not only the health of vineyard soil and crop, but also enology. According to Trippetts, Count Carl von Keyserlingk of Germany requested a group of farmers and doctors to address the problem of declining soil and crop quality in Europe (Tippetts, 2012). Biodynamics was developed to answer this request. In the 1920s Dr. Rudolf Steiner developed the theory of biodynamics (Tippetts, 2012). Dr. Steiner presented a series of lectures that explored the theory of providing a holistic approach to caring for the land, crops and animals. The premise of biodynamics is to consider the sustainability of different…

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  • Synthetic Pesticides

    What are pests? ‘a plant or animal detrimental to humans or human concerns (as agriculture or livestock production)"; alternative meanings include organisms that cause nuisance and epidemic disease associated with high mortality.’ In short they are troublesome and are the reason for unhealthy crops and dangerous food. What are pesticides? ‘A pesticide is any substance used to kill, repel, or control certain forms of plant or animal life that are considered to be pests.’ Pesticides are extremely…

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  • Relationship Between Sustainability And Economics

    Actually, we can be divided into organic and inorganic agriculture. Now a day, as you guys already known, many kinds organic agricultures are developed: ecological farming, natural farming, sustainable agriculture, and biodynamic agriculture. We are using not only animals( earthworms, ducks) in agriculture, but also sun and moon 's movement on agriculture. These things are all perfectly sustainable ways. Without harming the nature, we can obtain the necessities. Since no harmful chemiclas to…

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  • Food Waste Case Study

    Closing the loop on food waste: Causes, concerns and rescue for consumption 1. Introduction According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), food waste means any edible substance that is wasted or degraded along the food supply chain (FSC) (FAO, 1981). Food waste mainly occurs at the end of the FSC during distribution, sale and final consumption, but it also includes all types of food losses which take place during the agricultural production, post-harvest and processing…

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  • Ethical Ethics Of Factory Farming

    surroundings, creates a breeding ground for bacteria. The effects of bacteria use are more harmful than beneficial to the population. Other forms of farming can sustain the country and help it to economically flourish, but in a healthier manner. Sustainable, non-abusive, livestock farming options are available. Defying agrichemical industry dogma about how organic agriculture produces low yields, De Schutter declared, "Small-scale farmers can double food production within 10 years in critical…

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  • Essay On Pathogenisms Of Plants

    In nature the plants are exposed to a large number of pathogenic organisms such as insects, fungi, bacteria and viruses. It is then surprising to note that, in spite of the tenure and the absence of an immune system, the death of plants by disease end up being an exceptional situation. This suggests that the defense mechanisms of plant cells, both those constituent as those induced by the presence of the pathogen, are very effective to stop or counter an infection. In addition, it has been…

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  • Despair Not By Sandra Steingraber Analysis

    environmental impacts from the use of these resources, thereby creating a sustainable future globally. Other aspects that education can help influence, is population control, technology, and communication. Sex education especially for women and teenagers has the ability to ensure that we maintain a balanced population growth. Population growth contributes to ecological footprints that each individual has on our environment. Furthermore, it is no doubt that education is at the forefront of…

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  • Social And Social Effects Of Child Labor In India

    Look at the back of your shirt, chances are it was made in India, by a child labor. Child labor has been an ongoing dilemma for centuries, due to India’s poverty rate. Child labor won’t stop anytime soon unless India’s government cracks down on the issue. The effects of child labor includes a minimized childhood, physical, mental, emotional, and social well being. In order to fix this problem India needs to create and better enforce child laws that makes attending school mandatory by limiting…

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  • Compare And Contrast Ancient China And India

    60 was used for basic math and 360 was used for circles The Sumerians also gave us the decimal system. The Hindu’s gave us the Arabic Numeral System which gave mankind counting numbers. With the extension of numbers, math took off. The Hebrew’s gave us another numeral system but this one went into the hundreds. The Babylonians gave us the digit 0 and then we had a a completed number system for that time. Agriculture was a ginormous element when civilization was first coming together and it has…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Modified Foods

    The new soil microbe, Agrobacterium tumefaciens, had first been tested for the production of crops to alter their genetic code to make them resistant to certain insects and herbicides. It wasn’t until 1994 that the first genetically engineered foods had hit the shelves of grocery stores. Immediately there were two sides to the idea of the new genetically altered tomato plants, those for the new food and those against. There had been an immediate backlash from the consumers against the new food…

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