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Certified Humane Seal

Data / date: 03/10/16 Sem comentarios / No Comments

The Certified Humane seal represents respect for animals and means that animal raising obeys  strict requirements of Humane Farm Animal Care Program, the world leader in the certification of this kind. Taking the example of chicken farming,  the requirements are: • No cages • Ample space and shelter in ventilated and clean barns • Gentle [...]

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What is climate change?

Data / date: 15/04/16 1 comentario / 1 Comment

Climate change is a phenomenon referring to  changes in  the  Earth’s climate. Scientists have observed alterations in the weather patterns  for long periods of time. It is happening all over the world and the problem is that the change is associated with increasing natural disasters like floods and droughts. The temperature in Rio de Janeiro [...]

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What is Pre-salt?

Data / date: 22/03/16 1 comentario / 1 Comment

March 22, Water Day. Preserve our oceans. The pre-salt denomination is used to designate geologic layers that were formed before salt layer was accumulated above it. When the oil found above the salt layers was over,  companies and governs became interested interest in the pre-salt layer. In the end of 2007, a large oil reserve [...]

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What is the difference between a tornado anda a hurricane or typhoon?

Data / date: 18/03/16 Sem comentarios / No Comments

The biggest difference is that the tornado occurs on earth and the hurricane and typhoon in the ocean. Typhoon and hurricane are the same  and difference is related to the location.  When it occurs in the Atlantic Ocean or Eastern Pacific is a hurricane and when it occurs in the Western Pacific is typhoon. The [...]

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What is agroforestry?

Data / date: 22/12/15 Sem comentarios / No Comments

Agro refers to agriculture and agroforestry is a farming system that integrates with the forest. The species of fruit and timber trees are simultaneously cultivated with crops such as rice, corn or beans. The agroforestry system is based on the principle of diversity and uses the native flora dynamics of species to bring the species [...]

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What is a corixo?

Data / date: 17/06/15 Sem comentarios / No Comments

The corixos are characteristic of the Brazilian Pantanal region. They  are temporary bodies of water that connect the bays and flooded fields. During the dry season, there is more rain and corixos disappear.

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What are greenhouse gases?

Data / date: 04/05/15 2 Comentarios / Comments

Greenhouse gases are gases that act like a greenhouse and heats the earth’s atmosphere due to its chemical composition. Grrenhouse gases: – Carbon dioxide – CO2 – Methane Gas – CH4 – Nitrous oxide – N2O – perfluorocarbons – Sulfur hexafluoride – SF6 – Hydrofluorocarbons – HFCs Greenhouse gases are gases that have the effect [...]

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What is virtual water?

Data / date: 23/01/15 1 comentario / 1 Comment

Virtual water is the water that is not visible to us, but exists  is every product we buy. All products require water to be manufactured. They are not made of water, but use water in its manufacture: this is virtual water. Check it out: A computer consumes 1,500 pounds of water because the materials used [...]

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What are transgenics?

Data / date: 27/11/14 Sem comentarios / No Comments

Transgenics are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO). It means that  living beings  suffer modifications in a laboratory by incorporating features of other species  genes found in nature. There are four main GM crops planted in Brazil: soybean, corn, cotton, canola. Only a small group of technology industries controls the global market. It is a technology that [...]

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What is biomimicry ?

Data / date: 29/10/13 4 Comentarios / Comments

Biomimicry ( from bios, meaning life , and mimesis , meaning to imitate ) is a new discipline that studies nature’s best ideas to imitate  them . The goal is to use the processes of nature to solve our problems .Studying a leaf to invent a better solar cell is an example . It is [...]

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