Desalination and Water Recycling

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Desalination and Water Recycling

Introduction As we have seen when discussing outdoor farming and sustainability, we are running out of water. The search for this precious commodity to support large-scale agribusinesses has pushed this vital resource to the limit. Aquifers such as Ogallala in…

Producing meat and other animal products

Introduction A view held by arguably a majority of food experts is that meat production is a far less efficient means of producing food than crop-based agriculture. The USDA estimates that it takes 20 times more land to get the…

Soil Regeneration

Introduction The number of people engaged in farming around the world, and the trends in the amount of land used for producing food tell a rather interesting story that will be the main topic of discussion here. We will attempt…

Factoring: Inventory and Accounts Receivable

In normal business practice, factoring refers to the sale of invoices to third parties. This helps businesses access cash even before their accounts receivable mature, and therefore, gives them the ability to secure new inventory. In other instances, businesses can…

Joining and serving in the community

Introduction Limited partners join the community with a desire to pursue the social and economic prosperity that the system promises. As they accept their selection, they acknowledge the possibility that they might be called upon to serve in the community…

Captains and the Branch Presidency

Introduction – Organization Structure A limited partner is the basic organized unit in a community. A limited partner is an individual who resides within, has a business in the community, and has invested at least US $20,000 of their net…

Urban heat island effect

Introduction The effects that urban centers have on public health, the economy, and social interactions are documented. Urban centers have historically been crucial economic drivers and indicators of prosperity. For instance, China’s rise as an economic power has closely corresponded…

Urban sprawl: The negative effects

Urban sprawl is a much-discussed topic today due to its proliferation and effects. The rush to acquire new homes, wherever they may be located, and ignoring other basic considerations have led to the current situation. The impacts on public health,…

Food processing business practices

Introduction The premier adverts for food processing, fast food, and soft drinks industries are enormous enterprises. 3% of all beverages consumed in the world are coca cola products. McDonald’s accounts for 7% of the US’s total potato production, contributing to…

Vertical Farming

Introduction Vertical farming refers to growing crops in stacked trays or platforms. Predominantly housed indoors, vertical farms require lighting and control systems for temperature, humidity, and air circulation that are autonomous from the natural environment. Though greenhouses are slowly adopting…