"Food shortages in Developing (less developed) countries are due at least as much to social and economic factors as they are to physical disasters" Discuss this view using a range of examples.
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Fiona White Physiology & Anatomy Endocrine System What is Goitre? Goitre is a term applied to a swelling in the front of the neck resulting in the enlargement of the thyroid gland. The size of the swelling can vary and in extreme cases the swelling can be very prominent and cause discomfort from its pressure on the windpipe and other important parts of the neck. What causes Goitre? Goitre is caused by the over production of thyroxine (hyperthyroidism) which leads to a condition known as exophthalmic goitre. It is called this due to the large swelling in the throat and because the eyeballs protrude. Sufferers with hyperthyroidism will generally have an increased metabolic rate, the heart beats faster and together with a general restlessness both physically and mentally, and they will have dramatic weight loss and almost always develop Goitre. Thyroid deficiency is either due to an under active thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) or poor diet resulting in an iodine deficiency. Endemic Goitre is where certain regions, mostly valleys and elevated plains in mountainous areas are devoid of iodine in their diet due to poor soil quality and the lack of green leafy vegetables and fish. The thyroid is an endocrine gland which produces TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) known as thyroxine. This controls the body's basal metabolic rate and affects growth. If the thyroid gland is
ICT - Microsoft Publisher, Pizza restaurant menu.
GCSE ICT PROJECT Microsoft Publisher Pizza Restaurant Menu Part One - Identify Statement of the problem Mr Suits is the owner of a pizza restaurant - "Pizza Colosseum". Mr Suits wants to open up new branches. At the moment his restaurant only has a very dull looking and unattractive menu. It is simply a list of the food available typed up using a word processor. Although he has many regular customers, many of his customers judge the restaurant when they see the uninspiring menu. He needs a new menu in order to attract more customers to raise enough profit to expand. Sometimes, the customers want to know whether a dish is vegetarian or not, spicy or not. They also want to know what ingredients are in the pizza, sometimes the waiters/waitresses are busy and do have the time to answer these questions or do not actually know them. Consideration of Alternative Solutions One solution could be to produce an attractive menu by hiring an artist to draw up an eye-catching menu. This could then be colour photocopied and distributed. However, colour photocopying is very expensive and a hand drawn menu does not seem very professional. Every time the menu has to be updated, the artist has to be hired again and the design photocopied all over again. Another solution could be to use the current word processor method but add the extra needed content such as description of
How important is food?
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Review of Electronics Systems in Society
Electronics Research Assignment Review of Electronics Systems in Society Mobile Phones: Mobile phones are small, portable devices used for voice or data communication using cellular radio networks. In recent years, the technology of mobile phones has advanced much and many additional features have been added such as digital cameras, video recording, internet and email. MP3 Players: These are devices used for storing and playing music. The music is stored digitally as files in formats such as MP3 and WMA. Although the devices are small they can store up to 160 GB of data or around 50,000 songs. People can therefore take their entire music library with them wherever they go. Computers: Machines used to store data and perform complex calculations using sets of instructions called programs. They can be used to carry out many tasks such as word processing, graphics and electronic communication. Television: A system of sending and receiving pictures and sound by means of electronic signals transmitted through wires and optical fibres or by electromagnetic radiation. (MSN Encarta). Television is a source of information and entertainment. Recently television technology has developed and digital television has become more and more used with better picture quality and more channels. General Effects of Electronic Systems in Society Positives * Electronics allow widespread
Market Research: Flavoured Bread
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Plastics are often frowned upon. This is because people often think of them as cheap and not aesthetically pleasing.
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