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  • Forms Of Soil Nitrogen
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    . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; . ; ; Use of Nitrogen as a Fertilizer In 1898, the president of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Sir William Crookes, startled a distinguished scientific audience when he declared during his presidential address that "England and all civilized nations stand in deadly peril of not having enough to eat". The deadly peril that Sir William foresaw was the inability of farmers to satisfy t...
  • Genetic Diversity In Plant Crops
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    Genetic Diversity In Agriculture Genetic variation is the raw material for the plant breeder, who must often select from primitive and wild plants, including wild species, in search of new genes. The appearance of new diseases, new pests, or new virulent forms of disease causing organisms makes it imperative that the plant be preserved, because it offers a potential for the presence of disease resistant genes not present in cultivated varieties. Also, there are demands for new characters -- for ...
  • Cocaine Production In Columbia
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    Cocaine Production in Columbia Columbia is the largest coca producing country in the world. Over 70% of our nation's cocaine is produced and manufactured in Columbia ("battles won" 1). The cocaine production in Columbia is different than the rest of the Andean countries because it is grown on plots of land that are gigantic, whereas in Peru and Bolivia coca is grown on small plots of land. Cocaine producing plants are poor farmer's biggest cash crop. Battles are fought every day between the gove...
  • Water With The Crop
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    Ancient Egyptian Agriculture There are many valid points to be made in Ancient Egyptian agriculture. Irrigation, ploughing and planting, harvesting, and of course, crops. These will be some of the subtopics I will be touching upon in this essay of ancient Egyptian agriculture. Irrigation When the Nile is overflowing, it floods the Delta and the lands called Libyan and Arabian, for a distance of a journey of two days from both banks in places, and sometimes, sometimes less. I could not learn anyt...
  • Horizontal Gene Transfer
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    Horizontal Gene Transmission For centuries, humankind has made improvements to crop plants through selective breeding and hybridization, the controlled pollination of plants. Plant technology is an extension of this traditional plant breeding with one important difference, plant biotechnology allows for the transfer of a greater variety of genetic information in a more precise controlled manner. Since introduction of plant biotechnology, many farmers have planted millions of acres of biotech cor...
  • Gm Food Crops
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    Genetically Modified Crops Genetically modified food and agricultural biotechnology have generated a lot of interest and controversy in the United States worldwide. Some like the technology's benefits while others raise questions about environmental and food safety issues. Crop varieties developed by genetic engineering were first introduced for commercial production in 1996. Today, these crops are planted on more than 167 million acres worldwide. U.S. farmers are by far the largest producers of...
  • Genetically Engineering Of Plants
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    Genetically Engineered Crops: Improvement or Potential Disaster Worldwide, more than one billion people are plagued by hunger (Zalik). According to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, more than 800 million of those are malnourished. It also predicts that over the next fifty years the total amount of available farm land per person will be halved, meaning that global cereal yield will have to increase by 80% over the 1990 amount to feed the burgeoning popula...
  • Genes From Non Plant Organisms
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    Modifying the World The world has come to a point where anything and everything can be customized; yet never could one have foreseen the customization of life forms. The term "genetically-modified organisms" (GMO's), is most commonly used to refer to crop plants created for human or animal consumption using the latest molecular biology techniques (Whitman, 2000). GMO's offer dramatic promise for some of the greatest challenges of the century, however, like all new technologies, they also possess...
  • Genes In Some Plant
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    INTRODUCTION This paper is about Biotechnology and its use in creating new food products. In researching this paper, I found there is a lot of information on this subject and a lot of debate on the creation of genetically altered food, medicine, crops, and more. I decided to do my paper on the genetically altered food part of the subject. I will discuss what biotechnology is, who is for it and who is against it, and what some of the ethical concerns are when it comes to growing genetically modif...
  • Transgenic Organisms Genetic Engineering In Agriculture
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    Introduction Among the millions of species that inhabit the planet, only twenty species provide ninety percent of the human food supply (Montgomery 2000). Since the introduction of genetic engineering, however, livestock and crops have a more productive future. Transfer of engineered genes from organism to organism occurs through hybridization, conjugation, and transformation in microorganisms. By the substitution of genes into agricultural species, biodiversity can flourish to improve social an...
  • Gene Pool For Some Crops
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    Over the 10,000 years since agriculture began to be developed, peoples everywhere have discovered the food value of wild plants and animals, and domesticated and bred them. The most important crops are cereals such as wheat, rice, barley, corn, and rye; sugarcane and sugar beets; meat animals such as sheep, cattle, goats, and pigs or swine; poultry such as chickens, ducks, and turkeys; animal products such as milk, cheese, and eggs; and nuts and oils. Fruits, vegetables, and olives are also majo...
  • Plants With Desirable Traits
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    Introduction I did my research on plant reproduction / breeding. What is PLANT REPRODUCTION / BREEDING How DO PLANTS REPRODUCE This information will be included in my report. I will tell you how many ways plants can reproduce. And I will give an example of each way of reproduction there is. Plant Reproduction Plant Reproduction is to make off springs. Plants reproduce two ways sexually and asexually. Sexually means there are two sources and asexually means there is one source. Asexual plants rep...
  • Cucumber Crop
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    Cucumbers Abstract This paper will focus on cucumbers. It will discuss their relationship to other plants, the region of its origin and the plant part used by humans. The way cucumbers are harvested and the value of the harvest will also be touched on. Diseases and insects that threaten cucumbers will briefly be discussed. Introduction From the times of the bible through Henry V reign and into the modern era, cucumbers have survived through the ages. Cucumbers have many uses such as providing fo...
  • Use Of Ge Crops
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    This past Easter Sunday I sat down to dinner with my family, like every Easter I can remember. One of my many cousins, this one is only four, said Grace before we ate. Until this weekend I never noticed exactly what he said. One of the modest lines he spoke went like this: "God is good. God is great. He gave us food for us to eat". He continued on with his prayer, but I contemplated that line for several days. Recently I had been given the topic to research Genetically Modified Organisms (from n...
  • Plant Resistant To The Herbicidal Chemical
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    As we enter the 21st century, the world faces problems with feeding the increasing population. The need for agricultural food commodities increases along with concerns about being environmentally friendly. Agricultural lands will be forced to become more productive or move into previously wild areas. Most people favor keeping wild areas free from agricultural or human influence. The most realistic alternative is to make the current farmlands more productive. One method of doing this is to incorp...

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