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  • ISLLC Standard 5: Reflection On My Personal Code Of Ethics

    Ethics is the broad theme of ISLLC Standard 5. The activities related to this standard provided me with a means to reflect on my personal code of ethics, explore ethics from the perspective of a district official, and to hear others’ perspectives of ethics in the school organization. The first activity allowed me to interview Richard Stiverson, a school board member, regarding his code of ethics. The interview was insightful and did not veer far from what I consider to be ethical. With regard to…

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  • Events That Shaped The Modern World

    agriculture that takes place today in the modern world. “With all of our advanced technology more than 90 percent of the calories that feed humanity come from the handful of plants that our ancestors domesticated between 9500 and 3500 BC – wheat, rice, maize, potatoes, millet and barley.” (Page 78) This just shows the impact that the agricultural revolution had on the modern world. Without this revolution, we would not have 90 percent of the calories that humanity consumes. With the increase in…

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  • The Ethics Of Biotechnology And Ethical Dilemmas

    10. The ethical concerns or fears raised by many people have to do with the introduction of a different gene into another organism. The main problem is that the introduced gene may be unacceptable to an individual’s culture, religion, belief or health. In fact, it has been confirmed that certain allergy causing compounds can be introduced in genetically modified (GM) foods and the nutritional compositions. 11. However, agencies that deal in food standardization, environmental protection and the…

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  • Christopher Columbus's Voyages Impact On The World

    Christopher Columbus’s voyages had a deep impact on the world. Columbus’s travels opened up new trade possibilities and created a true world economy. He found lands and native populations that were previously unknown to the people of Eurasia which allowed the flora and fauna in each region to mix in new ways. Biological and ecological impacts resulting from his voyages were profound. These voyages allowed cultures and societies to mix in ways that they had not before and change the course of…

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  • Vegetarianism And Vegetarianism

    A vegetarian diet is one lacking red meat, poultry and seafood. Whether or not vegetarianism is good for one’s health tends to be a controversial topic, as meat contains more essential nutrients than vegetables. Meat provides a higher-quality source of protein than vegetables because meat is packed with amino acids that vegetables do not supply. The type of iron in meat also absorbs better than vegetables which contributes to low iron levels in vegetarians. Due to these facts many believe that…

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  • Meatless Mondays Essay

    We, in the United States are meant eaters. Today’s news is often filled with the effects and causes of global warming, with the main focus being related to carbon gas (CO2) emissions, reducing oil-based and coal energy usage. By comparison, what is not well known or often reported, is the tremendous impact of raising farm animals, mostly cows and chicken, for food production, the strain on resources, carbon emission, and the corresponding toxic run-off, to name a few. By further investigating…

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  • Arguments Against Mandatory Labeling

    Planning Your Call/Visit Assignment The controversy surrounding mandatory labeling of modified genetically organisms (GMO) has been going around for about a decade. Farmers, food producers, and the food industry at large are leading a legal battle to fight any decision that would require the adoption of mandatory labeling. Conversely, consumers have raised serious concerns about food containing genetically modified organisms. The United States of America are still the lead producer of…

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  • Sustainable Intensification

    Crop production began to increase in many areas of the world especially Asia. Selective plant breeding produced high yielding varieties of rice, maize, sorghum, and wheat. These high yield varieties performed best under high applications of fertilizer and also required expenditure for pesticides, irrigation and farm machinery. Rice was a success story as well as soybeans. During the greatest history…

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  • Hunger In Developing Countries

    6 September 2014, Rome - About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today. The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) confirmed a positive trend which has seen the number of hungry people decline globally by more than 100 million over the last decade and by 209 million since 1990-92. The report is published annually by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development…

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  • Cabeza De Vaca Narrative Analysis

    The Narrative of Cabeza de Vaca is an autobiographical account of the eponymous Spanish explorer’s eight year journey of survival in a strange land which provides a detailed description of the vast terrain, multifarious wildlife, and the diverse cultures of the early Americas. The importance of this unique piece lies within the writing’s function as a gateway providing a glimpse into the cultures of the indigenous people of the Americas as the first recorded confrontation and intermingling…

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