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  • Use Of Agricultural Chemicals On Produce Crops
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    Pesticides and Their Harmful Affects There are many important issues in the world regarding the environment and it's affects on the average person. Though, the one that hits closest to home, worldwide, is the trust that individuals have in the food that they consume. Yet pesticides are still found daily in foods all around the world. Pesticides are toxins that are used by produce growers universally to control pests that can destroy crops. These toxins are being ingested by humans in the forms o...
  • Pesticides In The Water
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    Silent Spring by: Rachel Carson Review: This book was focused on the concern of pesticides that industries, along with us as individuals, have been dumping (both knowingly and unknowingly) into water. Carson was concerned that the chemicals which the farmers spread on their fields, and even the chemicals we use in our homes (among others), in the end, might come back around and harm us. The beginning of the book tells a story of a place, that was once so beautiful, turned dead and ugly due to a ...
  • Information The Use Of Pesticides On Food
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    INTRODUCTION Pesticides are chemicals designed to kill, control, or repel insects, plant diseases, weeds, rodents, and germs. (Most pesticides are used in agriculture production, to killing pests found on hundreds of different crops including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and cereal grains.) All these foods form a good majority of North America's diet, and the majority of these foods consumed contain pesticide residues. Pesticides are also used to get rid of unwanted pests in homes, schools, and par...
  • Use Of Chemical Products
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    If We Had Known About Green Chemistry In 1951, How Would Things Be Different Today? Green Chemistry is the making of chemical products that reduces or eliminates the use and production of hazardous substances in the designing, making, and use of chemical products. It involves the designing and re-designing of chemical creation and chemical products to prevent pollution which will therefore solve environmental problems. Green Chemistry is environmentally safe and has very little side effects on h...
  • Granular Pesticides Into The Soil
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    Introduction What is the goal of agriculture Mainly, it is to produce healthy food, affordable for consumers to purchase, while ensuring that farmers are able to earn a decent income. Recently, with greater environmental awareness in society in general, it is also now very important to protect the agricultural environment. This is a big challenge for farmers as they must still obtain reasonable yields and produce quality produce in order to meet the demands of the market. Both these can be sever...
  • Chemicals And The Food Quality Protection Act
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    The Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 (H.R. 1627) The Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 or H.R. 1627 was introduced by Representative Thomas Bliley (R) on May 12, 1996. It was supported by 243 co-sponsors. The bill was reported to the House of Representatives after receiving an 18-0 vote in Committee of Agriculture. The House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of the Food Quality Protection Act of 1996. The next day the measure was considered by the Senate, and also passed with un...
  • Organisms And The Non Living Environment
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    Rachel Carson's Silent Spring begins with a short story depicting a made-up town in the heart of America where all life once lived in harmony with its surroundings. Carson quickly presents her central issue by quickly describing the disasters this made-up town faces. Because what silenced the made-up town was the inhabitants and their ignorance to the environmental hazards they had imposed as a result of their decisions. Although the town does not exist, the potential of the occurrence of these ...
  • Silent Spring
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    Area of Work. A marine biologist, writer, and an expositor of protecting the environment for the future, Rachel wrote many articles and three moving books about the sea, and a final book, Silent Spring, for which she is remembered. She was not by nature a crusader, but when aerial spraying of DDT killed the birds in a friend's bird sanctuary, she began to study the effects of pesticides on the chains of life. Silent Spring provides an authentic and chilling warning that the chemicals we use in p...
  • Chemical Classes Of Pesticides
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    Pesticides have been used for a number of years and are continuing to be used despite the many problems these chemicals cause to the environment. In the 1930's pesticides were used to boost farm yields by killing the many breeds of mites and flies that tormented the crops. Farmers since have grown dependent on such methods and more powerful effective pesticides have been produced. Unfortunately farmers are not the only people using pesticides, Golf courses and ordinary families also use pesticid...

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