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Biological control

Summary Following numerous discussions of the risks associated with biological control, (see Howarth, 1991; Simberloff & Stiling 1996; Thomas & Willis 1998) literature was reviewed in order to investigate whether biological control was an environmentally friendly or a risky business. Although a lack of firm evidence suggests that risks may be ‘perceived’ rather than ‘real’, […]

Pages: 39 Words: 11640 Topics: European Union, Genetic Engineering, Genetically Modified Crops, Invasive Species, Pesticide, Research, Risk

Role of agriculture in Pakistan

ABSTRACT Impact of agriculture credit on agriculture productivity. Agriculture plays vital role in Pakistan’s economy. It is the single largest sector and it is principal driving force for growth and development of the national economy of Pakistan. Agriculture credit plays vital role for increasing the efficiency of this sector. Timely and adequate availability of credit […]

Pages: 36 Words: 10879 Topics: Debt, Economic Growth, Economy, Pesticide, Productivity
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Tulsi and Neem

Effect of Tulsi and Neem extract on mosquito larvae Research question: What are the effects of medicinal plants like Ocimum sanctum (tulsi) and Azadirachta indica (neem) extract on the mortality of Culex larvae? ABSTRACT The effect of Neem and Tulsi on mosquito larvae. The project is aimed at finding natural pesticides or bio-pesticides that effectively […]

Pages: 16 Words: 4831 Topics: Insect, Pesticide

Does Carrefour create value for all its stakeholders?

The triple bottom line: Does Carrefour create value for all its stakeholders? Glossary Abstract …………………………………………………………………………. 2 Chapter 2 – Research Objectives ………………………………………………. 6 Chapter 3 – Literature Review ………………………………………………… 7 Chapter 4 – Findings …………………………………………………………….. 8 Chapter 5 – Analysis ……………..…………….…………………………….… 22 Chapter 6 – Conclusions ………………………………………………..…….. 30 Chapter 7 – Recommendations ……………………………………………….. 33 Appendices ……………………………………………………………………… […]

Pages: 13 Words: 3779 Topics: Behavior, Demand, Economy, Organic Food, Pesticide, Retail, Walmart

Research into Consumer Behaviour

Declaration of originality I hereby declare that this project was entirely my own work and that any additional sources of information have been duly cited. I hereby declare that any internet sources, published or unpublished works from which I have quoted or drawn reference have been reference fully in the text and in the contents […]

Pages: 33 Words: 9908 Topics: Behavior, Data, Organic Food, Pesticide, Research, Retail

Environmental Estrogens

Lindsay Whittaker Biology 111 April 15, 2009 Environmental Estrogens We eat and are exposed to these deadly products every day. They are in the foods we eat and in our environment. These substances have been known to cause disease, cancers and different birth defects. What is this you ask? This synthetic substance can be found […]

Pages: 3 Words: 876 Topics: Cancer, Pesticide

Soil Pollution

What Is Soil Pollution? [pic] What Is Soil Pollution? Soil pollution results from the build up of contaminants, toxic compounds, radioactive materials, salts, chemicals and cancer-causing agents. The most common soil pollutants are hydrocarbons, heavy metals (cadmium, lead, chromium, copper, zinc, mercury and arsenic), herbicides, pesticides, oils, tars, PCBs and dioxins. Until the 1970s, there […]

Pages: 5 Words: 1570 Topics: Natural Environment, Organic Food, Pesticide, Pollution

The Vegetarian Diet

Today’s society views veganism as “negative.” There is a constant struggle between vegans and people who despise them. Individuals dislike vegetarians and vegans because of their opposing view on the food practices of most of the society. The non-vegetarian individuals believe that these practices are a very important aspect of what makes up their social […]

Pages: 7 Words: 2016 Topics: Diet, Food And Drink, Meat, Pesticide, Veganism, Vegetarian, Vitamin C

Consequences of Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified organisms pose a series of beneficial factors, yet – at what risk? Companies like Monsanto are booming in the global market as these chemicals and modified seeds are seen as a fix-all solution for better crop production, yet studies show that their impact on the environment may be greater than some believe. Genetically […]

Pages: 3 Words: 796 Topics: Food And Drink, Food Security, Genetically Modified Crops, Genetically Modified Food, GMO, Honey Bee, Pesticide, Poverty

Pros and Cons of GMO Use

Statement of Issue: Genetically modified (GM) foods are a hot topic of debate and have been for over two decades. Currently, there are hundreds of millions of people in third world countries suffering from malnourishment. This is due to the fact that our world’s population is growing far too fast and more food is required […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2341 Topics: Food And Drink, Genetic Engineering, Genetically Modified Crops, Genetically Modified Food, GMO, Pesticide

Occupational and Environmental Pesticide Exposure and the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

This literature review discusses the possible connection between pesticide exposure and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD). After thorough examination of peer-reviewed and literature review articles, data revealed there is an association between the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and pesticide exposure, primarily limited to those with a history of occupational pesticide exposure. Only brief […]

Pages: 8 Words: 2365 Topics: Alzheimer's Disease, Disease, Epidemiology, Pesticide, Research, Risk

How Can We Help Our Ecosystem?

When going shopping at the grocery store, do you usually pay attention to where the produce is shipped from? Most of the time, people really do not care about where their food is from. Corporate farms produce many products that people buy everyday, but at a cost. The fact is, everyday the global warming and […]

Pages: 3 Words: 891 Topics: Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Human Impact On The Environment, Pesticide, Pollution, Sustainability, Waste

Is organic food the problem?

A trend that has recently taken over worldwide is the ?Organic Food Trend’. Everyone has heard something about organic food, good or bad, but most people have no idea what organic food even is. Many individuals purchase the organic options because they’ve heard it’s better for them, while others choose the non-organic options because it’s […]

Pages: 3 Words: 807 Topics: Food And Drink, Food Industry, Organic Food, Pesticide

Why You Should Eat Organic Food ?

These days Organic Whole Food is growing in popularly with many brands including Targets Simply Balanced and Safeway’s O Organic, makes you wonder is it really worth it? There are many ways to Organic Food is more beneficial for you. It is good for your health, the environment, and animals. The food that is labeled […]

Pages: 9 Words: 2714 Topics: Food And Drink, Genetic Engineering, Organic Food, Pesticide

Benefits of Organic Food

If consumers are not careful, buying groceries can be dangerous. The countless pesticides and GMOs found in grocer’s processed foods may be causing more harm than good, with chemicals included in these products that can cause adverse health effects. Solutions to this overwhelming problem may be found no farther than the organic section of your […]

Pages: 3 Words: 1010 Topics: Organic Food, Pesticide, Public Health