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September 17 - 2.3-1 Primary Production(slide 32 – 35...

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2.3-1: Primary Production (slide 32 – 35) Primary Production – the direct use of nature capital and therefore linked w/environmental effects The environmental effects of primary production are typically tied quite closely to industry trip It is therefore useful to describe those impacts according to the main primary production industries Agriculture: some examples: 1. Antibiotic Resistance Big problem Due to excessive use of antibiotics in livestock Livestock disease spread is directly linked to spreading of disease therefore excessively fed antibiotics Bus that survive antibiotics are resistant therefore resulting in resistance 2. Carbon release to the atmosphere Due to burning and soil tillage clearing land Plough soil carbon release 3. Methane gas emission - due to enteric fermentation (farting cows) in livestock and vegetative decay in rice paddies
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