The science and environmental impact issues related to agriculture, the fishing industry, and food production.
Did you know plants have built-in protection mechanisms against predators? Read on to know how the maize plant protects itself from insects.
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 can be found throughout West Africa.
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 their animals healthy in captivity.
Sharecropping was a part of mainstream farming in the United States from the Civil War to the beginning of World War II. What types of crops did sharecroppers plant? Poor families made a subsistence living by sharecropping cotton, grain and other crops.
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 or can we save this species?
If it were not for the Colombian Exchange, crops originating from the Americas may have not had a vital impact on the Old World. Let’s look at six crops that North and South America gave to the world.
The high cost of creating the necessary structures for vertical farming can only be offset by intensive use of the structures so the costs can be distributed. Better controls over climatic conditions and decreased risks of crop failure can be achieved by vertical farming.
Food waste in the United States is generated by institutions, restaurants, supermarkets and households. Food waste takes up a lot of space in landfills and creates greenhouse gases. Many programs are in place to limit food waste. Donating food to soup kitchens is one way of reducing food waste.
Learning about the history of agriculture in America is far more interesting and complex than most realize. Here we will provide you with the key points and events that have shaped America’s agricultural history.
The main issue addressed in developing traceability for food supply systems is to maintain uniformity of information & bar codes used by all US food suppliers. There is also the need to be at one with global standards to ensure global acceptability & to win back consumer’s trust for food safety.