Biodiversity (Or Biological Diversity)

Business / Agriculture / Biodiversity (Or Biological Diversity): In general, the variety and variation among plants, animals, and microorganisms, and among their ecosystems. It has 3 levels: ecosystem diversity, species diversity, and genetic (within species) diversity. The concept of maintaining biodiversity holds that civilization should preserve the greatest possible number of existing species so that a highly diverse genetic pool, which can be tapped for useful and beneficial characteristics, will be available into the future. Genetic diversity provides resources for genetic resistance to pests and diseases. In agriculture, biodiversity is a production system characterized by the presence of multiple plant and/or animal species, as contrasted with the genetic specialization of monoculture.

P.L. 480 (Or Public Law 480)

Business / Agriculture / P.L. 480 (Or Public Law 480): P.L. 83-480 (July 10, 1954), also called Food for Peace, is the common name for food aid programs established by the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954, which seeks to expand fo MORE

Paper Profit (Or Loss)

Business / Taxes / Paper Profit (Or Loss): If you own an asset that increases in value, any increase in value is a paper profit, or unrealized gain. If you sell the asset for more than you paid to buy it, your paper profit becomes an actual pr MORE

Realized Profit (Or Loss)

Business / Finance / Realized Profit (Or Loss): A capital gain or loss on securities held in a portfolio that has become actual by the sale or other type of surrender of one or many securities. MORE

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