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Agricultural Industry’s Dark Secret: Rape, Harassment, & Fear Common for Workers - Agriculture Industry Today

Agricultural Industry’s Dark Secret: Rape, Harassment, & Fear Common for Workers - Agriculture Industry Today | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Agricultural Industry’s Dark Secret: Rape, Harassment, & Fear Common for Workers. Press release distribution provided by Agriculture Industry Today
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Libya in agreement with Egypt, Chad and Sudan on sharing underground water

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Tripoli, 20 September 2013: Libya, Egypt, Chad and Sudan have signed a UN-backed agreement  on the shared use of a massive underground aquifer system straddling the four countries known as the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System.

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Charles Henderson's curator insight, September 23, 2013 7:57 PM

How might this change the population in this area?  Could desert cities actually spring up?  Or desert farms?

Rainer Emily's curator insight, October 1, 2013 11:42 AM

Political

 

This article is political because the dispute of countries over water being settled would be political  :)

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UNCCD -  UN Council on Land Degradation

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Amy Robinson's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:06 AM

Conflict- poverty

 

Land degradation is a key issue in our world, as population is growing at an exponential rate. Africa is a main concern, with research suggesting by 2025 the country will only be able to provide food for 50% of the population.

 

Property rights may also be linked to this. In Africa Hernado de Soto, an economist, has estimated there is $9.2 bn of unlegislated land, leading to a tragedy of the commons effect.

 

In this article it explains what the UN think of land degradation from the RIo summit as a global issue, with more facts that will be useful in the exam. 

 

Over past decades land degradation accelerated over 36 times its historical rate, leading to poverty and hunger, climate change related shocks and loss of biodiversity.


To achieve global sustainable development, we must ensure that restoration of land equals or exceeds degradation: in other words we need "land degradation neutrality".

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Geography in the News: Quinoa - National Geographic

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Quinoa is the latest trendy food originating in the developing world and quickly popularized in the Western World.
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Agriculture Secretary calls attention to horse racing's economic importance to New Jersey - Agriculture Industry Today

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Do you know if you're eating GMO?

Do you know if you're eating GMO? | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
Although you may think you are eating whole food as nature intended it, here's what actually may be lurking in some of your favorite meals.
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Vietnamese Farmers Sentenced to Prison for Resisting Eviction

Vietnamese Farmers Sentenced to Prison for Resisting Eviction | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
A court sentenced four fish farmers to prison on Friday after finding them guilty of attempted murder for fighting an eviction squad with homemade guns and land mines last year.
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Vietnamnese farmers fight  eviction squads in Haiphong where corrupt officials are illegally evicting farmers.  
Farmers are fighting back and I question the government in the actions of arrests for murder???  These farmers have transformed swamp land given to them into prosperous and productive farms.  The government states these corrupt officials are illegally and forcefully evicting people to take their land and will be prosecuted by the law.(ny time article/AP Press april 5,2013)

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Coffee in Hawaii and the other island http://www.thedailymeal.com/guide-worlds-coffee-regions

Coffee in Hawaii and the other island       http://www.thedailymeal.com/guide-worlds-coffee-regions | Chris' Regional Geography | Scoop.it
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"Think there's coffee growing in the middle of America? Wrong. America’s only coffee-producing region is found in Hawaii, with growing conditions similar to the other "islands": Jamaica, Puerto Rico, the Galapagos, and even Australia. The most well-known and sought-after coffee from the islands is the Jamaica Blue Mountain variety. The Jamaican Blue Mountain variety is low in acidity, sweet, and silky, making it one of the most popular coffee varieties out there. The Kona variety from Hawaii is just as popular, thanks to a buttery finish, deep aromatics, and medium body."

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Innovation in Local Agriculture

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Food insecurity is a global issue–many countries lack proper access to good nutrition or have high food costs. While it may seem bleak, the truth is there are possible solutions for these...
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Soil Atlas of Africa

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Soil Atlas of Africa, European Soil Portal, European Soil Bureau, User survey, Maps, Soil Atlas of Europe, Soil Atlas of Africa, European Soil Database Map Archive , European Digital Archive on Soil Maps of the World - EuDASM , Thematic Maps, Erosion...
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Geography in the News: Quinoa - National Geographic

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10 things Americans eat that are banned elsewhere

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Could a trip to the grocery store make you sick?  Visit this website for the  10 most dangerous foods stating the additives and the effects on the body

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Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms --HGP Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues

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Overview of GM foods, crops, organisms. Pros and cons of genetic modification.
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EU horse meat scandal exposes dangers of globalism

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When horse meat was discovered in beef hamburgers in Ireland last month, governments, corporations and regulators assured a panicked public that it was complete

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, unit 5 agriculture, globalization, agribusiness.


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Horsemeat showed up in London and the media interviewed many people who were appalled and wondering "how safe IS our meat?"

We now have to 'backtrack' to see where in the marketing loop  in between countries this actually is occurring, and also to see how regulations fell through the 'cracks'.

 

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chris tobin's comment, February 28, 2013 3:44 PM
Yes the industry is all about money. The US needs to change their ways, especially in the beef and poultry business. Its mass production, inhumane to animals, and unhealthy .
Adrian Bahan (MNPS)'s curator insight, March 7, 2013 8:12 PM

What trends in agribusiness are conveyed in this map?

Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 5:30 PM

Why would someone want to do that to a horse? Horses are a great addition to the world because they can come in handy when it comes to pulling cargo and other objects also. Horses are having helped people for hundreds of years. I would go crazy if I found out I was eating horse meet. I am very surprised that those people from Ireland did not find out. There should really be an organization that checks the meet before it goes to supermarkets and other places.