Everglades, Politics, and Sugar Cane

This topic submitted by Rhiannon Hoeweler ( hoewelgr@miamioh.edu) at 12:45 AM on 3/31/04.

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Introduction

Politics and Sugar
A. History of industry supports
B. Caribbean Worker Influence -Cheap Labor

Environmental Concerns
A. Phosphorous
B. Land Consumption

Economics
A. Protectionism
B. Doing the Math

Conclusion
A. Two Areas Effecting Everglades Environmentally
1.Urban encroachment
2. Agricultural use-sugar cane farming
B. Options-Possible Solutions

References:

Finkl, Charles W. and Roger H. Charlier. " Sustainability of Subtropical Coastal Zones in Southeastern Florida: Challenges for Urbanized Coastal Environments Threatened by Development, Pollution, Water Supply and Storm Hazards." Journal of Coastal Research. Vol 19, Issue 4, Fall 2003, p. 934.

Grunwald, Michael. "Sugar Plum." New Republic. Vol.228, Issue 18, May 12,2003 p. 15.

Izuno, F.T. "Farming Practices Conducive to Elevated Phosphorous Loads in the EAA." American Society of Sugar Cane Tecnology. Conference: St. Petersburg, FL June 1995, Vol. 15.

Roberts, Paul. "The Sweet Hereafter: Our Craving for Sugar Starves the Everglades and Fattens Politicians." Harper's. Nov. 1, 1999, p. 54.

Schwabach, Aaron. "How Free Trade Can Save the Everglades." The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. Vol 14, p.301.

Schwabach, Aaron. "How Protectionism Is Destroying the Everglades." National Wetlands Newsletter. Vol. 24, no. 1, January-February 2002, p.7.

www.sptimes.com/News/050601/Business/Sugar_industry_face_.shtml
"Sugar Industry Faces Big Test with Free Trade"



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