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Community Expectations of Health-Friendly Sugar Cane Production Processes An Original Research Report Prepared By: Mindy Burnham Lisa Walker Erica Wilson
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[ P C O M M U N I T Y E X P E C T A T I O N S O F H E A L T H - F R I E N D L Y S U G A R C A N E P R O D U C T I O N P R O C E S S E S Table of Contents Table of Contents. ................................................. 2 Executive Summary. ............................................. 3 Introduction. .......................................................... 4 Corporate Social Responsibility. .......................... 4 Sugar Cane Industry and its Practices in  Southeast Louisiana. .......................................... 4 Health Effects Associated with Sugar Cane  Production Processes. ........................................ 6 Method. ....7 Results. ..... 8 The graph shows that there is no significant  correlation between age and the belief that  community members should have an input as to  how local sugar cane is produced. However, the  graph shows that a substantial amount of people  within the ages of 18-30 strongly agree with that  belief. . ...... 9 Discussion 9 Prescribed Burning. ............................................ 10 Water Efficient Sugar Cane Farming. ............... 10 Conclusions and Recommendations. .................. 11 References12 Appendix13 Photo credit from http://i.treehugger.com/images/2007/10/24/pesticide-jj-001.jpg
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[ P i c k t h e d a ] C O M M U N I T Y E X P E C T A T I O N S O F H E A L T H - F R I E N D L Y S U G A R C A N E P R O D U C T I O N P R O C E S S E S Executive Summary he sugar cane industry in Louisiana has become a target for criticism regarding the negative health effects that are associated with their production processes. The aerial application of chemical pesticides and the burning of sugar cane fields have been proven to cause adverse health effects for people who are exposed to it for an extended period of time. This research study focused on finding what the local community members expect in terms of health-friendly sugar cane production processes. The study consisted of secondary research regarding the current production processes and health effects of sugar cane harvesting as well as primary research gathered from surveys. The community members have indicated that they are very concerned about their health and want the local sugar cane industry to take corrective action. Recommendations to improve the production processes would be for all sugar cane farmers to become Certified Prescribed Burn Managers (CPBMs) and to eventually adopt the practice of Water-Efficient Sugar Cane Farming. PCBMs can control the smoke emissions from
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course ENG 310 taught by Professor Dr.rachal during the Spring '11 term at Nicholls State.

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