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Food Group Blog Compilation

Daniel Ciaravino: The following is a compilation of five topics from five Aquinas College students in Dr. Todd Yarbrough’s environmental economics class from the fall semester of 2016. The main focal point of these five topics is to explores issues … Continue reading

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“I Need… Waaaaaater.”: Did SpongeBob Forecast Our Water Consumption Issues?

High water consumption and rising water deficits create an issue which will depend on agricultural and technological innovation in the future. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, over 80 percent of water in the America is used for … Continue reading

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Don’t Eat That!

By: Chloe Benzer What’s worse for the environment than cars, ships and airplanes combined? Turns out, it’s agriculturally-driven deforestation, which accounts for nearly 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Not only does the act of deforestation and the ensuing use … Continue reading

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Microfinance as a Means of Restoring Impoverished Communities

By Daniel Ciaravino Most informed individuals understand that there are copious problems effecting developing nations. From lack of political stability, to harsh economic conditions, to food shortages. Many of these issues can be ameliorated by providing a better financial environment … Continue reading

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Bigger Plates Mean Bigger Landfills

  Everyone loves going out to eat, enjoying a nice meal and a pleasant evening. In the United States going out to eat often involves indulging in huge feasts. In the United States serving sizes for our food is significantly … Continue reading

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A Technological Marvel, an Environmental Catastrophe, GMOs

  One of the most popular debates in modern society is the issue of technological advancements vs. environmental salvation. Is one better than the other? Can society have both innovation and avoid environmental degradation? A hotly contested issue at the … Continue reading

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Bee Population Decline and Our Potential Savior

They buzz, they sting, they make honey. But why are bees so important to so many of us who call earth home? The answer to this lies in another job these little yellow insects perform: pollination. Pollination is the process … Continue reading

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