For thousands of years humans have used different parts of the hemp plant for food, textiles, paper, fabric, rope and fuel oils. If hemp was to be legalized again in the United States hemp would create new jobs, the United States would benefit from spending less on importing hemp and increased revenue on the exportation to other countries. The hemp plant is a renewable resource and can be produced domestically, it grows quickly, naturally resists plant
The first three chapter of The Omnivore’s Dilemma were amazing, frightening, and moving all at once. The premise of part one of the book by Michael Pollan is that everything we eat and the way we spend our money at the grocery store and the countries obesity epidemic are all related, and in one way or another it is all because of the mass production of corn. It was very enlightening, however being enlightened only served in my case to make me feel guilty that I have been unintentionally contributing to the problem, through buying from major food companies, for years. Pollan describes so many problems in the first part of his book, however it is difficult to list three specific things because the whole point of The Omnivore’s Dilemma is that everything is connected and one problem only leads to another problem. I am an animal lover, so to me the most upsetting part of all of this is that ruminant animals, specifically cows, have such amazing digestive systems and are able to turn grass into protein but instead of being able to utilize that function that are just treated as future food and they are fed species inappropriate diets to fatten the up faster for slaughter.
"If you want the region's economy to build, you have to spend money inside the region," said Bill Weida, president of the Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, retired regional economist and eater of food that comes mostly from near his home in Idaho. "If you're a locavore, that's a big help." Buying chain grocery store food sends money out, while buying from local farms like the Blahas' keeps it close to home, Weida said. He also said being able to see where your food comes from is better than blindly hoping you'd approve of how it's raised” (Spenceley, "LIVING LA VIDA LOCAVORE; A week of eating local introduces a new way of looking at life"). Small farmers benefit from consumers who choose them over Stop & Shop’s aisles of imports, and these small farmers are getting help from the government.
A clean house can prevent infestations of disease-carrying vermin, such as rodents, cockroaches, fleas and lice. In addition, making sure your bathroom is sanitary can prevent the spread of dangerous viruses, such as hepatitis A, which can be spread through contact with fecal matter, according to the CDC. Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary defines hygiene as practices conducive to health. This includes taking care of your body, maintaining good oral health and eliminating odors. The Department of Health in the Philippines explains that poor personal hygiene can cause skin diseases and worm infestations, diarrheal diseases and dental diseases.
For those that suffer from sensitivity related to smell, problems of smearing their own faeces is not uncommon as they may like the texture so as an alternative, jelly or corn flour and water should be introduced instead together with stronger smelling items. Those suffering from touch sensory related problems may dislike the texture or pressure of clothes on their skin and a possible solution to this maybe to turn their clothes inside out so there is no seam, remove any tags or labels and allow the person to wear clothes they're comfortable
West Virginia Chemical Spill Effecting Our Environment Industrialization has greatly impacted our Earth. In the article Federal Grand Jury Investigates West Virginia Chemical Spill, the authors, Drew Griffin and David Fitzpatrick, emphasize the damage the chemical spill did to our planet. Many people were left with no water to use and the environment was greatly damaged by the spill. Chemical plants allow our society to develop some service such as water, electricity or disposal services. Conversely, Chemical plants can contaminate the pure water or create harmful diseases to humans and the Earth.
Both sexes died two to three times earlier than the standard controlled rats (Mercola). These negative effects were caused by a combination of the over expression of the transplanted gene in the GMO, and the endocrine-disrupting effects of Roundup (Mercola). The endocrine system consists of glands that are responsible for secreting hormones into the bloodstream. Taking a look at the fact that massive tumors developed in female rats’ mammary glands links breast cancer to the consumption of GM foods. I think that people have a right to know if what they are eating has been genetically altered, and grown in pesticide drenched
Since the time when the “Plague” caused so much death in Europe the human race has accumulated a vast volume of knowledge that would have been unthinkable as recent as a century ago. President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address on January 20, 1961 said: “The world is a very different one now, for man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life” (Kennedy par. 4). With the advances that have been made in science it is plausible that a disease could be genetically engineered and if introduced either accidently or intentionally into the populace could have a devastating effect on
Kevin_Hilliard Reading & Literature Part II Section 3, lesson 1 assignment 1 3/5/2013 The Masque of The Red Death In the year 2023, there was a plague so devastating that the world could not bear. The “Red Death” was so devastating, it destroyed half the population. This horrific plague contained the most horrific manifestations. The manifestations consist of sharp pains, sudden dizziness, and profuse bleeding at the pores with disintegration. Anyone that the plague came upon, caused reddening stains on the face and the body would appear, which caused the individual to be thrown in a secluded quarantine factory.
Well the untouched field of corn had been genetically modified with the BT, or Bacillus Thuringiensis, gene so that it would produce a toxin in the plant that would kill the corn borer. The debate over GM, or genetically modified, plants has been a debate driven by one of the most important things on this planet; the foods that humans eat. Before the 1970’s the only way to modify a plant was to cross breed for the specific characteristics that you wanted. It was a long and labor intense process that sometimes took decades to achieve the results that you wanted. The process changed when genetic engineering happened, now you could insert genes directly into the target organism, the process would only take years.