Potatoes are Ontario’s largest fresh vegetable crop and second only to tomatoes as a processing crop. Potatoes help the economy tremendously, making over $200 million a year. The potato industry is very large, and to keep this industry going is all the workers and what their role accounts for. The potato industry has jobs for people such as the people who work at the farms, such as the farmers themselves who help harvest the crop, along with the people who package them up, who then load them onto vehicles, driving them to the businesses that owns the rail cars or the massive trucks, who then load them on and operate the railcars and drive the trucks, all the way to the factories, while has a significant amount of role to play, such as unload the potato’s and checking the potatoes to see if they are approved for packaging, processing them into the final product (French fries, chips etc..) they are then packaged by machines and then put on various types of transportation, depending on where they’re going (If overseas, plane or boat, If in Canada or U.S train or rail car) then after, they are then brought to the retailers and are dealt with unpacking, cooking,
Amazon Awareness The South American Amazon is a magnificent place with beautiful sceneries and great landscapes. It hosts many types of spectacular animals like the toucan and chimpanzee, and is home to more than 30 million people. The amazon is 1.4 billion acres of dense forests (Amazon). It also has millions of species along with 40,000 plant species, 3,000 fresh water species, and more than 370 types of reptiles (Amazon). The issue our group chose was the deforestation of the Amazon in South America.
It also provides water for 3.5 million acres of cropland. This has increased the agricultural trade for the southwest United States, the water from the river contributes to 15% of the nation’s crops and about 13 percent of its livestock to the tune of more than $1.5 billion a year in agricultural income. Agriculture delivers astonishing benefits for humans and consumes the majority of the Colorado River's water. Diversions from the River for agriculture complete about 78% of the River's
Take into consideration the following: The average dairy cow can produce as much as 21 times the amount of waste per day that the average human does (Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook 4).A large sized CAFO housing 4700 cattle can produce as much waste per day as the human population of Berkeley, CA. Though unlike Berkeley and all other major cities, CAFOs are not home to complex sewage systems. In fact, many CAFOs simply drain the manure into large lagoons that are periodically sprayed onto the land surrounding the complex. This bacteria infested sludge is rich in key nutrients, most notably nitrogen and phosphorous, and is meant to fertilize the land. While this practice may seem environmentally sound, its acumen is dubious at
The shortage of water burned up the crops the minute they sprouted. Agriculture accounts for about 70% of water withdraws worldwide, increasing to over 90% in developing countries. Water is also necessary for the production of our food, the natural fibers of our clothing, biofuels and other goods based on agricultural raw materials. The average farmer feeds 150 people a day, and with the decrease of water means the number of people fed will decrease. Farmers today have spent thousands of dollars to update their irrigation practices.
BASIC FACTS and CHARACTERISTICS: The taiga represents 29 percent of the world’s forest cover. It contains many animals includes 85 species of mammals, 130 species of fish, 32,000 species of insects, 300 species of birds and 300 species of fish! Another amazing fact about the taiga is that the coldest temperature in the Northern hemisphere has been recorded there, which is -65 degrees Fahrenheit. Most of the taiga is covered by evergreens. The taiga, is prone to small wildfires because the trees have adapted to the climate and have thick bark which is protective against damaging wildfires.
On the Restoration Love Environmental Tour, my particular spot examined the Sanford Natural area as well as the Baker Woodlot. The woodlots are located within the 5,200 acres of Michigan State University. Natural forest areas have been extremely important to the natural environment throughout the state of Michigan through both the upper and lower peninsulas. Throughout the history of the state, forest areas have provided extreme benefits to the economic status of the state, however due to extreme deforestation from selfish acts of mankind, approximately only half of the original 36.4 million acres remain. Original forest development was founded through primary succession during early post glacial vegetation, which created increased nutrients
About 50 thousand species of animals and plants disappear in result of deforestation every year. Seventy percent of plants and animals live in forests, but when their homes are destroyed, many cannot survive. The trees of a rain forest provide shelter for some species and provide the canopy that regulates the temperature. Cutting down the forest trees causes drastic temperature changes making the forest similar to a desert, in which inhabitants cannot survive. One animal specific that has been affected by loss of habitat is the red panda, also known as the fire fox or lesser panda.
Many fruits and vegetables have a certain time of year that they are plentiful however they are now modified to ripen before their season. The majority of the meats in the meat department are boneless. Hamburgers have E. coli and it has proven to be fatal. Soy and corn are patented and owned by the world’s largest genetically modified organism company in the world Monsanto. Farmers are persecuted and sued for accidentally infringing on Monsanto’s seed “rights”.
After World War I, farmers were paid record prices for wheat. During the war, the land produced millions of bushels of corn and wheat. The profit was being so high, this lead the farmers to continuously plowing and planting more and more crops. Late in 1930, and early 1931 the drought persisted and rain did not fall for a long time. With the lack of rain, lakes dropped five feet, and the topsoil that took years to build was blowing with every gust of wind.