What’s Avian Flu?


What is Avian Flu? Avian flu, also known as avian influenza or bird flu, is a viral disease that primarily affects birds. The virus can be transmitted between different species of birds, but it also can spread from birds to humans. In some cases, the virus can mutate and [...]

What’s Avian Flu?2023-05-07T19:55:41-05:00

What is Carbon Absorption


What is Carbon Absorption? Carbon absorption, or carbon sequestration, is the capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. This process occurs naturally through photosynthesis in plants and algae, which absorb CO2 from the air and convert it into organic matter. In addition to photosynthesis, carbon absorption [...]

What is Carbon Absorption2023-02-22T12:53:45-06:00

Why Eat Crickets?


Why Eat Crickets? Crickets are small insects with flat bodies and sphere-shaped heads. The insect is a favorite snack for reptiles and large insects and is edible to humans. Why should you eat crickets? You might think crickets are gross but they aren’t. These little bugs pack lots of [...]

Why Eat Crickets?2023-02-22T14:35:39-06:00

Why Invasive Species Are a Problem


WHY INVASIVE SPECIES ARE A PROBLEM Invasive species are a threat to the environment. They can alter biodiversity and may also contribute to the destruction of entire ecosystems. WHAT IS AN INVASIVE SPECIES? An invasive species is any living plant, animal, or parasite that is [...]

Why Invasive Species Are a Problem2023-02-22T15:20:45-06:00

Factory Farming and the Environment


FACTORY FARMING AND THE ENVIRONMENT Factory farming is a cause for concern on the planet. It is one of the major causes of environmental change. This agricultural practice not only harms the environment but also destroys biomes. Biomes are the places where certain animals and plants live. [...]

Factory Farming and the Environment2022-10-31T15:57:48-05:00

What Is Soil Conservation?


WHAT IS SOIL CONSERVATION? Soil conservation is the implementation of farming practices and techniques that protect soil against deterioration. We can prevent soil erosion and improve soil fertility through soil conservation. TYPES OF SOIL CONSERVATION Soil conservation aims to keep the soil healthy through the [...]

What Is Soil Conservation?2022-10-31T16:08:44-05:00

What Are Genetically Modified Animals?


WHAT ARE GENETICALLY MODIFIED ANIMALS? Genetically modified animals are animals whose genetic materials have been artificially altered. This is often done to change certain characteristics in the animal.  Genetic modification has been used in animals for a variety of purposes, such as creating disease-resistant livestock [...]

What Are Genetically Modified Animals?2023-02-27T18:04:03-06:00

Is Local Food Better for the Environment?


IS LOCAL FOOD BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? The body needs food to stay healthy. Food contains substances called nutrients that give the body energy. Carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals are nutrients, and water is too. Food can be imported from other places or produced locally: WHAT [...]

Is Local Food Better for the Environment?2023-02-28T11:12:31-06:00

Nanotechnology in Farming


WHAT IS NANOTECHNOLOGY? “Nano” is the Greek word for dwarf. Things on the nanoscale are really small stuff – really, really, really small. These particles measure 1–100 nanometers. They are extremely tiny; it takes 10 million nanometers to make one centimeter. There are nanoscience and nanotechnology fields. This technology [...]

Nanotechnology in Farming2023-02-28T19:28:03-06:00
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