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Minnesota's immigrant farmers establish new roots

Minnesota's immigrant farmers establish new roots | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
Rodrigo Cala walked into the bank thinking it would be his first step on the traditional path to starting a family farm: get a loan, get some land, get some seeds
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Chipotle's lingering shortages show lack of natural, humanely raised livestock

Chipotle's lingering shortages show lack of natural, humanely raised livestock | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
Chipotle Mexican Grill is still struggling to keep popular menu items from disappearing
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After 70 years of division, North and South Koreans speak increasingly different languages

After 70 years of division, North and South Koreans speak increasingly different languages | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
SEOUL, South Korea — On one side of the line that has divided two societies for so long, the words arrive as fast as globalization can bring them — English-based lingo like "shampoo," ''juice" and "self-service
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China's One-Child Policy: Curse of the 'Little Emperors'

China's One-Child Policy: Curse of the 'Little Emperors' | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
Thirty-four years after the start of a radical experiment in population control, China is paying a high price
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China’s Brutal One-Child Policy

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In China, the rich can pay a fine and have a second child. The poor face menstrual monitoring and state-mandated abortions.
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‘One is enough’: Chinese families lukewarm over new rules that allow more kids

‘One is enough’: Chinese families lukewarm over new rules that allow more kids | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
China faces a demographic crisis as its population rapidly ages. The one-child policy hasn’t helped.
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China's village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

China's village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate...

 

One-child policy, gender preference, rural-urban divide in modernizing China...the list of applications goes on. 


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Liam Michelsohn's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:33 PM

I don’t understand how China could kill Chinese girl’s baby’s and not see 20 years down the road how that would affect there country. Even if it’s the family doing it because the boys can work and help the family eat, the government should have created job opportunities for girls motivating the poorer families to raise there children equally.  Maybe they wanted to thin overpopulation in china so they skipped a generation, it seems horrible but empires have done terrible things in history to maintain power.

Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 20, 2013 6:23 PM


This was going to happen anyways because china having that one child rule was going to imbalance the population more males less females. Those rules being in place family members were forced to have boys because they would be the one to take over and inherent the land its parents left them. If they would have a girl they that land will go to the husbands family and plus boys would be the favorite child because they can work much faster than what a girl would. That being said the girls would be given up or killed. Now china has millions of males and little females. Which makes it difficult for the males to get married and have children of their own.

The ratio to males to females is six to one talk about crazy. But now that china has allowed a family to have two children instead of one. Now over the years we will see and increase in females and as well as males because of the imbalance of the country. But china allowing to have more than one kid will come at a price because

that is more people they have to maintain and china already being overpopulated will make it even worse for them.

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In China, one-child policy compounds loss of child for parents

In China, one-child policy compounds loss of child for parents | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
One-child policy leaves some parents childless, hopeless and facing financial ruin in old age.

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jacob benner's comment, September 14, 2013 5:11 PM
China is overpopulated and it its becoming a problem, but by forcing parents to only have one child is leading to other problems. The childless parents describe there life to be empty and full of depression and without their child they are running into financial issues. Most of the time it is to late for the parents to have another child.
Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, April 15, 2014 5:43 PM

I understand the issues China is having with their large population but the one-child policy hurts the average family. Problems occur when a family can only have one child. If anything were to happen to that child, whether he/she dies young, runs away or gets thrown in prison. That can leave the parents vulnerable later in life. When the parents become elderly they may not have a child to take care of them. China must find another way to control their population. 

Caitlyn Christiansen's curator insight, May 25, 2015 11:04 PM

China's one-child policy has had a greater effect than slowing population growth and decreasing the labor force. Another widespread problem for parents obeying this rule is the loss of their only child and the devastation it brings due to the cultural importance of family in China. Ancestors are greatly respected and descendents mark a great life. After parents retire they rely on their children for support and their needs. When they do not have a child anymore, their whole life derails and they spend the rest of their days with a broken family that can never quite heal. In many cases, the parents are then too old to have another child and their life simply falls apart. Protests have been made in the past for similar situations, but the Chinese government has not yet fulfilled its promises to provide greater assistance to these parents or to change their policy.

 

This article relates to population and migration through the population policy of China and its drastic effects on family life and parents. This policy would be classified as anti-natalist because of its promotion of smaller families with less children. It discourages having children.

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Minnesota struggles to slow deforestation, protect water

Minnesota struggles to slow deforestation, protect water | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
Kathy Connell never thought she’d see it in Minnesota: deforestation
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Ethanol industry gets its own biotech corn

Ethanol industry gets its own biotech corn | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
Some ethanol makers are cheering a new biotech corn engineered strictly to produce biofuel
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5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply

5 ways unmanned drones could affect the American food supply | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.
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Rail congestion sends more grain to market on river barges

Rail congestion sends more grain to market on river barges | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
Railroad bottlenecks, congestion and high freight prices have frustrated Minnesota farmers this year as they try to sell their corn and soybeans
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Minnesota's youth exodus spells trouble ahead for labor force

Minnesota's youth exodus spells trouble ahead for labor force | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
Casey Sperzel is Minnesotan through and through
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Gov. Jerry Brown defends drought order that spares California farmers

Gov. Jerry Brown defends drought order that spares California farmers | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO, Calif
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Activists: One-Child Policy Drives Some Chinese to US 'Maternity Hotels'

Activists: One-Child Policy Drives Some Chinese to US 'Maternity Hotels' | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
A U.S.-based women's rights group says China's one-child policy has contributed to the trend of pregnant Chinese women traveling to California to give birth in collusion with tour companie...
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China Loosens Its One-Child Policy

China Loosens Its One-Child Policy | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
The shift may be too late to offset the damage already done to China's economy and society
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The security risks of China’s abnormal demographics

The security risks of China’s abnormal demographics | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
How aging, fertility patterns, and gender imbalances may pose national and international security threats.
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The Plight of China's Favored Sons

The Plight of China's Favored Sons | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
For China's government, social stability is threatened by a gender imbalance likely to leave up to 40 million Chinese without a wife.

 

There are many results of population policies such as the 'One-Child Policy' in China, which is primarily aimed at reducing population growth. Some on these consequences are unintended; due to parents preferences for male children there is a strong gender imbalance in China which has some serious sociological and cultural implications. For more about Asian society, follow: http://asiasociety.org/blog/asia/2012-watch-out-chinese-bachelors


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China to ease one-child policy, abolish labor camps, report says

China to ease one-child policy, abolish labor camps, report says | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
China announces it will relax its one-child policy and abolish labor camps, the state-run Xinhua news agency reports.

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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 5:09 PM

The one-child policy has caused more problems than it has solved. China now has a larger male population than its female population and competition for brides is rampant. The labor camps were not actually training people in the way they wanted to, it was just an excuse to lock up people for petty crime and get free labor out of them. Hopefully, China will continue analyzing their social policies and making changes to better the country

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:32 PM

The one-child labor law is one that should be extinct now. China needs to up their standards of living and allow people their freedom of choice. Who cares if the living situations are crammed to begin with? People need to have their right to choose how many children they do or don't have.

Louis Mazza's curator insight, March 26, 2015 2:32 PM

As of November 2013, this CNN article says that Beijing, China plans to get rid of their one-child policy and also abolish labor camps. Sterilization and forced abortions are going to be eased upon, after the urging from many nations over the last 3 decades. CNN asks people in the street how they felt about this ease up. Citizens eagerly report that they plan on having 2 children. China is also facing an again population, which is probably why the government is changing their radical policy practiced since the 70’s. Another main outcome of this new policy is the abolishment of the labor camps called “reeducation through Labor” which put people in jail for up to 4 years without a trial. 

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Minnesota struggles to slow deforestation, protect water

Minnesota struggles to slow deforestation, protect water | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
Kathy Connell never thought she’d see it in Minnesota: deforestation
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Even offering free land, SE Minn. town stays small

Even offering free land, SE Minn. town stays small | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
Claremont is offering land for free to people who will build homes on it. So far, there have been no takers.
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Millennials: The multimodal generation

Millennials: The multimodal generation | MVAPHG | Scoop.it
Consider Jake Gau a multimodal millennial
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Hi all-

I can't decide if this article inspired a good idea, or one that is fueled by too much coffee on a Sunday morning... Sooo, I present it to my colleagues for judgement...

 

I was thinking this article could be the source of an interesting capstone project (post AP test). We spend a lot of time teaching kids the urban models of development that have changed over time (or new ones were have been introduced)--why not extend it to the future? 

 

Based on the arguments in this article, kids could develop a thesis for the NEXT urban model.  They could develop the model, it's spatial organization and present arguments that support the patterns they identify (drawing from all units)...and explain how it differs from previous models they have studied.  It could be a group presentation type of project or individualized.... 

 

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http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/284226651.html

 

 

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