According to some experts and their investigations such as McCabe (2016), there are some possible and effective alternatives or solutions to this current problem. In terms of reducing the environmental impact, a ‘circular economy’ should be applied, transforming food remains and garbage into biofuel, bioenergy, fertiliser or biogas, using an anaerobic digestion technology called ‘co-digestion’, as well as thermal recovery
There is enough food waste in America to fill up 730 football stadiums. Yet, ironically there were almost 50 million people who live in households that are food-insecure in 2013. Thus, it is critically important to help reduce (or at the very least reevaluate) the amount of food that is wasted so it can be used to help those who can’t always afford it, or, help to reduce the impact of methane released by landfills, or, help to use less resources gone into making the produce.
In Haiti, our group has decided to open an agriculture training center, called Training for Food, for local Haitians addressing the issue of food security. We identified three different major issues in Haiti and three possible realistic solutions directly applicable to these issues. The first major issue identified in Haiti was a lack of training for agriculture techniques, lack of jobs available for Haitians and a lack of tutoring services for children. The second major issue identified was research for new agricultural crops and techniques. Lastly, the third issue identified was Emergency response lacking in effectiveness. Haiti is a hotspot for various natural disasters that have large effects on the country. Creating a center that
The agricultural industry: the farms, plants, animals, and farmers, have supported this great country for so long, but lately we have turned our backs on it. Today, we live in a materialistic society, people wanting more and better items, not settling for products that will accomplish the same job.From looking at the fruits and vegetables in the grocery store, we see the bruised or smaller ones left, while the big and brightly colored ones are selected first. In our society today, changes are constantly being made to help expand and evolve the agricultural industry, but it has yet been able to do so. To this day farmers across this nation have not been completely successful in providing for the people who make up this country. In the stores
Reducing CO2 emissions is an important part of a sustainable community, but changes in human behaviors are necessary to ensure these goals are met. An estimated 9.3 acres of farmland are lost every day in and around Austin. As of 2014 less than 1% of the food consumed in the region is produced locally, and of the food imported an estimated 97 thousand tons enters the landfill. This has a value of nearly $200 million. A great method for reducing food waste is composting, in the region approximately 1,837 tons, or 1.9% of the total waste, is being turned back into the soil. This is a part of Austin’s “field to fork” food system that addresses the growth, distribution, consumption, and recovery of food. Locally growing all food consumed in the region not only reduces transportation
In Texas 1 in 4 children which equals 1.8 million, are hungry or at risk of hunger. Texas is the 2nd highest state with food not guaranteed to children among all 50 of the states.Texas also ranks as the third highest state in household food uncertainty. Community gardens help reduce the food shortage, also it helps build the community, and improve health by increasing the vegetable
Even though payments from Social Security and Supplemental Security Income have played a critical part in an attempt to increase economic security among older adults, poverty still remains on the rise for this population. Many still live on limited incomes and have the modest savings. In 2013, 50% of people in Medicare possessed incomes of less than $23,000 which corresponds to 200% of poverty in 2015 (Cubanski et. al, 2015). Today, over 25 million people ages 60 or more are economically insecure living at or below 250% of the federal poverty level (FPL) (National Council on Aging, 2016). As a result, these individuals struggle with increasing housing and health care bills, lack of nutrition, inadequate access to transportation, and job
Agriculture, flourishing nature, and eco-friendly energy solutions, are only a few things we are making into innovative features in Grecho. One thing Grecho is known for is it’s major composting and agricultural buildings. Composting is a big thing in our city, and we want to focus on it because it saves money, saves resources, improves the soil we use for our agriculture, and
So many children in Haiti suffer from malnutrition and our Feeding Programs are an outreach to many villages, schools, missionary and orphanages here in Haiti. Many of Haiti's poorest areas are in what we call the "regions beyond," and are accessible only by donkey or on foot, and it is where hundreds of children are dying of malnutrition. We are expanding our outreach to other locations because of the famine, but we need your help. Read Sherry’s Journal today to see how you can help us, help
Cuba wanted to be independent so they went to war with Spain, with America by its side. Every day newspapers would tell bold stories about the devastation in Cuba. Many people wanted Spain to move out of the American hemisphere. Diplomats from all three countries began meeting to try and resolve their conflict. It might have been a success if the Maine didn’t show up. The Maine was a ship sent to pick up people in case there was any trouble. The ship was blown up and killed 260 American sailors. The yellow journalists said it was a Spanish attack. But, 78 years later investigations proved that the explosion came from inside the ship.
While Cuba’s healthcare system has its shortcomings, the benefits of a socialist government cannot be denied. When the Cuban revolution began, Fidel Castro wanted to make Cuba as democratic as possible. He envisioned an industrialized nation with universal health care and nation wide literacy. In terms of providing healthcare and an improved education system to Cubans, the revolution was successful. With this being said, the government cannot be held entirely responsible for curing mental illness for all its citizens. The goal of the revolution was to create a health system that would allow all of Cuba’s citizens to have access to healthcare, and Castro was fortunate in this aspect. However, while some people benefited from the revolution,
With Cuba sinking economy because of decline sales of sugar, and its shade relationship with USA, under newly elected Prime Minister Fidel Castro on 1959. Further, with the discovery of USSR nuclear missiles in Cuba on 1962, and it resulted in the fear of United States invasion, also Cuba had an agreement with Soviet to exchange sugar for oil and military personnel, weapons and training, and that was turn point that increased the already high tempo of the Cold war, because Cuba was now in centre of high tension between world superpowers, Soviet and USA and that was the beginning of the Cuba intervention in African, although Cuba was not benefiting much economically since African region was rich in terms of resources like, copper, gold, silver, iron and diamonds.
Coxe has studied the sector for more than 35 years as a strategist for BMO Financial Group. He says it didn’t have to come to this. “We’ve got a situation where there has been no incentive to allocate significant new capital to agriculture or to develop new technologies to dramatically expand crop output.”
The issue of food waste is one that many people might not consider to be serious, but it is critical to the environment that a solution is devised. Fortunately, there are many simple things that people all over the world can do to keep the Earth healthy. First, if farmers and agricultural employees would prevent overgrazing, pesticide pollution, and over plowing, water would be saved, and the general health of the