Essays Tagged: "pesticides"

Canada's Endangered Species

1983 an attempt for their return was made. Because of modern development and population, including pesticides, the success of the program is questionable. There are many problems to overcome if the s ...

(2 pages) 70 0 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Why is beer better than milk?

use osteoporosis.Beer does not contain hormones or antibiotics, while milk contains a wide array of pesticides, antibiotics, BGH and IGF-1, drugs both known to cause cancer. Beer also does not cause o ...

(1 pages) 150 7 3.1 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


ment? We build over our forest and other habitats. We need to breathe clean air and not worry about pesticides or pollution. Overpopulation causes problems in the economy, increases in numbers of peop ... plants need energy, fuel, water, and people. Our factories today are producing so much. Radiation, pesticides, and other harmful chemicals hurt our environment. Computers are the backbone of our soci ...

(3 pages) 149 0 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Peregrine Falcon

extinct. Here are three ways to prevent that from happening:First and foremost, there should be NO pesticides used at all. DDT and DDE are the main ingredients in the endangerment of peregrine falcon ...

(1 pages) 36 1 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Environmental Causes of Cancer This essay was written over various environmental causes of cancer, their incidence rates, and other related information.

s. Environmental hazards such as exposure to radiation, industrial/household chemicals, and certain pesticides have been proven to cause human cancer. Other environmental hazards include personal life ... ught home from job sites.Another environmental hazard that is associated with cancer is exposure to pesticides. According to a recent survey, 75 percent of U.S. households used at least one pesticide ...

(7 pages) 177 0 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Messing with Nature - Is our food supply safe? Essay response To a article I read in my Biology class: The Teacher wanted our opinion on genetically modified food.

r food supply than ever before? Imagine a swarm of super locusts that are impervious to our current pesticides that continue to ravage crop after crop, with farmers only able to watch their livelihood ...

(2 pages) 135 1 3.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Role of Women in Modern Society in Comparison To Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale"

r reproduction. A large population of the women were infertile due to previous constant exposure to pesticides, nuclear waste, and leakages from chemical weapons. They were either labelled "Unwoman" a ...

(6 pages) 124 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Can science feed the world?

hat is; insect-borne diseases, the pests, and the misuse and overuse of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides and water. The input of these into the environment has led to environmental degradation a ... d transfer those protective genes into crops! This process will stop the farmers from using harmful pesticides or herbicides, because they won't have a reason to use them and soon there won't be a mis ...

(2 pages) 56 2 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Pesticides Kill

The use of today's stronger pesticides, due to the need for greater food production for a growing world population, may be poiso ... ue to the need for greater food production for a growing world population, may be poisoning us all. Pesticides are vital tools in the production of food and fiber crops. However, as with any tool, the ... the pesticide to its target after application.There are many different and unique methods to apply pesticides available for the agricultural market and home gardener. When crops are young, farmers ap ...

(3 pages) 120 1 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Why Cannabis, also known as marijuana, should be legal. It describes its usefullness, its ability to help the economy, and the innefectiveness of how it is dealt with today.

, including hunger, depletion of natural resources, medicine, the greenhouse effect, the overuse of pesticides, and the shortage of trees.Reason #1: Marijuana has the potential to create products chea ...

(4 pages) 156 3 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol


ses and pests to reduce crop yields. In developed countries pesticide sprayers have protection from pesticides through protective clothing, and government regulation of pesticides. We also have altern ... . But in third world countries farmers don't have this protection, as farming techniques other than pesticides are expensive, and many people are suffering because of this fact. Pesticide use in third ...

(3 pages) 124 0 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

How has chemistry made your life better?

riculture has been made several times more efficient by the development of man-made fertilizers and pesticides. Not only has chemistry done that for agriculture but it has done much more. Everyday che ...

(2 pages) 69 0 1.9 Sep/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Article review from Scientific American. Author discusses genetic crop modification and addressses long term impact on the environment

r own toxins, and those which can tolerate awide range of weed-killing herbicides in place of harsh pesticides designed to target specificspecies. Benefits of genetic modification vary from crop to cr ... of genetic modification vary from crop to crop, but generally, GM plantsrespond to milder forms of pesticides and often do not need to be sprayed as often as ordinaryplants. As a result, the amount o ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

Parasites Affects Frog Population A review written from an article...

researchers suggest that there may be more than one culprit guilty of the frog deformation such as, pesticides, retinoids, and UV rays. Yet even more than the host frog, the worm is dependant on a sna ...

(1 pages) 32 1 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Biology GM foods

size of the yields can't compensate that.A lot of people don't like to eat food which is full with pesticides. The gene manipulated Bt-176 maize is resistant against pests so do not need that much pe ... need that much pesticide. In addition this lower coasts because the farmers don't need to buy those pesticides.When using "normal" vegetables farmers need also other kinds of pesticides for example he ...

(4 pages) 58 0 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The case for cannabis

ss chemicals, make a fabric stronger, lighter, and more resilient than cotton, require little or no pesticides to grow, replace every fossil fuel with a cleaner burning, renewable biomass, and relieve ...

(7 pages) 43 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

This essay is about rachel carson and her book silent spring and her why she thinks that pesticides like DDT are ruining the earth and what we can do to help.

of her life researching and writing about these things. The problem with spraying insecticides and pesticides to kill one thing is that it will hurt many more things in the process, including defense ... A farmer's wife drank some arsenic-contaminated water and died from it. "It is not possible to add pesticides to water anywhere without threatening the purity of the water everywhere."(p 42)Some thin ...

(6 pages) 116 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Discuss the changes to the brain due to ageing

have mapped the human gene, explored the surface of Mars and developed crops that produce their own pesticides.By contrast, much about the human brain still remains a mystery, especially when it comes ...

(7 pages) 116 2 1.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Agriculture and Biotechnology

seeds, prices on these products would drop. Furthermore, plants which possibly contain diseases or pesticides could be changed to be made safe for humans to eat. This not only would work for plants, ...

(2 pages) 62 2 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Dr.Seuss's Political Cartoons

cartoons in hopes of restoring the dignity of America. Although he was already famous for his witty pesticides advertisements, a giant leap occurred in Seuss's career when his anger towards Nazism cau ...

(5 pages) 138 6 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists