Essays Tagged: "food production"

Tropical Africa: Food Production and the Inquiry Model

Tropical Africa: Food Production and the Inquiry ModelHunger is the result of disasters such as drought, floods, the. ... ep soils because the surface rock is rapidly brokendown by chemical weathering. All this causes the food's rate ofgrowth to slow down or maybe even stop and as a result foodproduction won't even come ...

(2 pages) 85 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Persuasive Essay on Overpopulation

the population explosion is its detrimentaleffects on the global environment. Increasing amounts of food, energy,water, and shelter are required to fulfill the needs of human society. Muchof our energ ... asing millionsof metric tons of toxins into the atmosphere annually. The amount of landrequired for food production will grow increasingly larger, while the amountof available land will grow increasin ...

(1 pages) 387 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

Agriculture and its impact on ecosystem

s established and manipulated by human beings in various ways to suit their own purposes, e.g . for food production.This ecosystem is unstable in many aspects:1.Continual removal of soil mineral nutri ... lism(iii)accumulative - cannot be excreted out of the body and therefore will concentrate along the food chain (biomagnification)Harmful effects of chemical control of pests and weeds:(a)Concerning wi ...

(6 pages) 306 1 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Cost of your diet

we consume on a daily basis. Today, America is plagued with a lack of fundamental ethic surrounding food production and food consumption. Our insatiable appetite for gluttony in the western world has ... ble appetite for gluttony in the western world has become a way of life for us. Alienation from the food system has blinded many people morally to the costs of their diet. Diet plays an absolute role ...

(6 pages) 419 1 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Malthus's population theory

k of scientific foresight--he did not foresee modern advances leading to increased life expectancy, food production and birth control. He has been criticized for his politics--he thought welfare immor ... in 1790, by the Constitution of the former British colonies. Land was so fertile and uncrowded that food production seemed not to limit population growth. Immigration counts were available to subtract ...

(3 pages) 134 0 4.8 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Pesticides Kill

The use of today's stronger pesticides, due to the need for greater food production for a growing world population, may be poisoning us all. Pesticides are vital tools ... 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, their misuse can pose a threat to human health and ... s are the subject of many debates in this and other countries. "We are exposed to pesticides in the food and water that we consume and in the air that we breathe; we are exposed at home, at work, and ...

(3 pages) 120 1 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

A member of the Butswana task force, who was sent to analyze and evaluate the living conditions and way of life of the Ju/wasi people in Southern Africa.

cial for them. According to their hunting and gathering subsistence, they have a very high yield of food production with very little energy expended, mainly due to the fact that food happens to be qui ... he fact that food happens to be quite abundant in their area. They do not appear to ever run out of food due to the occasional giraffe, antelope and other large, along with small game. In addition the ...

(2 pages) 34 1 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

The Use of Antibiotics Should Continue.

ering with their production of new bacterial cells.Antibiotics are used in farming as they increase food production by killing the bacteria that stunt growth in the animal or plant. This is useful, es ... it and the use of antibiotics in this way seems to have no problems and so the use should continue. Food-producing animals are also given antibiotics for therapeutic and disease prevention reasons whi ...

(6 pages) 100 0 4.4 Aug/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

Will the World Be Able to Feed Itself in the Foreseeable Future?

ltimate Resource, and David Pimentel et al., authors of the article "Impact of Population Growth on Food Supplies and Environment". The debate centers on the question: "Will the World Be Able to Feed ... easily be able to feed itself, regardless of the increasing size of its population. He explains how food production adheres to the law of supply and demand: an increase in population and income will p ...

(5 pages) 68 0 4.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Product Recall information.

The Food and Drug AdministrationFood SafetyProduct Recall ProceduresAndInspection ProceduresIntroduction ... tyProduct Recall ProceduresAndInspection ProceduresIntroductionThis research paper will discuss the Food and Drug Administration. I will focus on a small part of the agency's history and also the duti ... he duties of the Food and Drug Administration pertaining to recall and inspection procedures.HistoryFood Production has been regulated in the United States since the mid 1800s. The Food and Drug Act, ...

(8 pages) 199 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Agriculture and Development.

ut the means to social and economic development have brought the role of agriculture into question. Food production cannot be neglected; the world population still increases which implies that more an ... , 2001, 19 (2): 155-80.Mellor, Michael. Agriculture on the Road to Industrialization. International Food Policy Research Institute: 1995.Ribbot, Jesse C. "Democratic Decentralization of Natural Resour ...

(8 pages) 151 1 3.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

A brief constructed response about the agricultural revolution and its effect on the human species

Agricultural RevolutionThe agricultural revolution and the humans' ability to grow their own food was a huge step forward for the human species and their ability to settle down and build a civi ... emain in one place. Prior to the revolution, the human species were forced to hunt and gather their food. If a herd of animals decided to relocate, the humans were forced to follow. With the new disco ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Modern agriculture and society

produce in larger quantities in order to survive, rules have changed. We, farmers, have to produce food to support much more people than before. The old farming system does'nt work anymore. Since few ... ral pollution. More and more people become concerned about the long-term sustainability of existing food production systems.Agricultural sector is not different from other sectors. If we want to stay ...

(2 pages) 42 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Agrarian Reform that Works: A Study of Brazilian Agrarian Reform

back and turning a rather apathetic eye to the issue, there is one group out there getting Brazil's food production means up and running again. Despite the fact that the Sem Terra Movement (MST) appea ... lly use technical and scientific knowledge to improve the making, preservation, and distribution of food. It also states that state-parties must use the land to fit in with known nutritional principle ...

(10 pages) 67 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Was the Industrial Revolution a Benefit to Society

o society because; it gathered the population to form cities, created competition, and it increased food production. The major downfall was that it strengthened the extreme inequality among nations. I ... is clear because of the gathered people that formed cities, the created competition, and increased food production that my position is stronger than that of my opponent. Cities bring pride, un ...

(2 pages) 64 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

A Report on the issues surrounding the Green Revolution

l fertilizers, was highly successful at meeting its primary objective of increasing crop yields and food supplies. In Asia, where the Green Revolution package was the most widely adopted in areas of C ... n Asia, where the Green Revolution package was the most widely adopted in areas of China and India, food production increased substantially in those decades but despite all this, famines and world sta ...

(4 pages) 59 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Effects of globalisation case study- china

ir surplus output in free markets after the state quota was met. This lead to dramatic increases in food production and incomes. Surplus income was invested into privately run town and village enterpr ...

(5 pages) 152 1 5.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

Genetically enginereed food

it has become very common in the American society. The fight to stop geneticists from altering our food supplies has been underway now since before the food began appearing on dinner tables. However, ... and there seems to be more reasons "why", instead of "why not". In my opinion, instead of fighting food production companies from using genetically altered food, those concerned should be lobbying to ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Ecosystems - Preservation vs. Conservation

long periods, the following processes have been learned or have come into being from these systems: food production through photosynthesis; the building of soils; the creation of food chains; water cy ... cycles; nitrogen fixation; massive precipitation of oceanic carbon dioxide into limestone; complex food chains; the evolution of thousands of herbivores and carnivores; the recycling of dead organism ...

(4 pages) 324 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Sustainable Food Production

ing an effort going continuously, the ability to last out and keep from falling". Sustainability in food production can therefore be defined as the ability of food systems to keep production and distr ... ion going continuously without any marked interruption. It implies the ability to sustain growth of food production to meet the demand for food in the future. Although some experts are confident that ...

(5 pages) 74 2 4.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays