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1-10 of 13 for the Category : Agriculture and the Subcategory : Biotechnology

Activism

( Article Type: Explanation )

The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines activism as 'a policy of vigorous action in a cause, especially in politics.' The opposite of active is passive or inactive. But as far as environmental protection is concerned, just what does activism entail?

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Biological Pest Control

( Article Type: Explanation )

Biological pest control is man's use of a specifically chosen living organism to control a particular pest. The chosen organism may be a predator, parasite or disease, which will attack the harmful insect.

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Combined heat and power (Chp)

( Article Type: Explanation )

Combined heat and power (CHP - also sometimes referred to as co-generation) describes technologies that generate electricity simultaneously with useable heat in one single, highly efficient process at or close to the point of energy use.

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Eco-labelling

( Article Type: Explanation )

Eco-labelling is a concept that ensures that products are labelled with information that informs the consumer or the user exactly what ingredients are in the product, whether or not they are ‘environment friendly’ and whether the packaging is bio

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Engineering The Future in Africa

( Article Type: Sustainable Development )

The 21st Century has been hailed by global commentators, statesman and investors as the century that belongs to the African continent's development.

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Entomology

( Article Type: Explanation )

Entomology is the study of insects. Insects make up by far the largest number of organisms on Earth and they are likely to outlive human beings because of their excellent adaptability.

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Genetic Modification ~ The 'Anti' Position

( Article Type: Opinion )

In South Africa, GMOs are controversial (scientifically, economically and socially) as they are globally, in both industrialised economies and in developing countries.

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Genetic Modification ~ The 'Pro' Position

( Article Type: Opinion )

Genetically modified (GM) crops are those in which genes from another species have been inserted to express a particular trait, which the original crop lacked.

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Greenwash

( Article Type: Explanation )

Greenwash is not a new concept. The term emerged from the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and it entered the Concise Oxford Dictionary in 1999.

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Land Degradation

( Article Type: Overview )

The experts disagree on how to define land degradation and associated processes such as desertification, but as an issue it is not difficult to understand. Land degradation occurs when the economic and biological productivity of land is lost, primari

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