Agriculture, Fishing, and Food

  • Maize Plant Attacks Herbivore, Who’s Next?

    Did you know plants have built-in protection mechanisms against predators? Read on to know how the maize plant protects itself from insects.
    By Geetanjali Raikar January 14, 2013 

  • The Robust Diversity in West African River Fish

    The diverse fish population in West African rivers boasts fascinating species from the tiniest fish to the West African manatee. Between freshwater fish to the muddier river spots, the species change along with the watery environment. Hundreds of species...
    By Vicki Perry August 15, 2011 

  • The Development of Pastoral Farming

    The characteristics of pastoral farming are unique to the culture where the farming occurs. Nomadic cultures are nomadic precisely because they are pastoral while established farming communities are stationary because they have developed systems to keep...
    By KennethSleight July 26, 2011 

  • Fisheries Laws Causing Ecological Decline

    The news media has taken a stand against the fisheries laws in Europe and officials are noticing. The ecological decline of the fisheries due to harmful fishing practices is calling for a rewrite of local and nationwide policies.
    By Summer Banks June 27, 2011 

  • How Agriculture Can Be Affordable

    A discussion of how agriculture is affordable reveals how this industry can operate at capacity while reducing its environmental impact. The affordability of farming involves an assessment of its economic, environmental, and other impacts in addition...
    By weborglodge June 27, 2011 

  • Sustainability Defined at the Local Level

    Determining whether the earth can sustain the growing population should start with people examining and planning their own communities sustainability.
    By nanjowe June 27, 2011 

  • How Does Saltwater Affect Plant Growth?

    What is the effect of saltwater on plant growth? Plants need salt to complete necessary chemical processes. However, too much salt can have a negative impact on the plant’s appearance, hydration and growth.
    By bevs lim June 13, 2011 

  • Bluefin Tuna: Overfishing and Conservation

    Overfishing of bluefin tuna to support a high demand for their prized flesh has seen this fishery collapse in recent years. Bluefin tuna population trends show a steady decline in stocks worldwide. Why has this happened, will the bluefin tuna go extinct...
    By Jenny Griffin June 2, 2011 

  • Effects of Genetically Modified Crops on Ecosystems

    Explore the effects of genetically modified crops or foods on ecosystems and human beings. Learn definitions for genetic engineering, genetic modification and plant breeding. Do GM crops endanger the world's food supply? Valuable references point...
    By SallyOdum May 25, 2011 

  • Basic Plant Metabolism: Understanding Photosynthesis and Respiration

    Are you familiar with the elements of basic plant metabolism? If not, read on to learn more about plant photosynthesis and plant respiration.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen May 25, 2011 
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