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Ecology

The study of how living things interact with their surroundings. For example, an ecologist may study how a plant operates in different types of soil or whether or not bacteria thrive in various environs. Ecology is important in sustainable development to ensure that an action does not irreparably harm an environment.
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In the business I'm in now--outdoor media--the food chain is a bit different from other businesses.
They do this by getting onto other types of land, or taking advantage of byproducts that aren't used in the food chain today, or by intercropping.
We predicted the relative proportion of endothermic taxa in a food web would be negatively correlated with mean food chain length (MFCL).
"Animals treated with bute should not enter the food chain as the drug may pose a risk to human health," the FSA said.
The statement read: "The racing industry takes every possible course of action to ensure that horses, fatally injured on a racecourse, cannot enter the food chain.
Ms Creagh said: "I am in receipt of evidence showing that several horses slaughtered in UK abattoirs last year tested positive for phenylbutazone, or bute, a drug which causes cancer in humans and is banned from the human food chain.
It is banned from entering the human food chain in the EU and horses that have been treated with it should have the information recorded on their passport.
She said bute could cause cancer in humans, and claimed Con-Dem cuts to inspections at abbatoirs could make it easier for it to get into our food chain.
In the Commons she demanded action to ensure "illegal and carcinogenic horsemeat stops entering the human food chain".
A New York marine food chain: animals get energy from the food they eat.
Food Chain Integrity a holistic approach to food traceability safety, quality and authenticity