FSustainable crop production is in contrast to industrial crop production, G which generally relies upon monocropping (growing only one crop in a large area of land), intensive application of commercial fertilizers, heavy use of pesticides, and other inputs that are damaging to the environment, to communities, and to farm workers. In addition, sustainable crop production practices can lead to higher yields over time, with less need for expensive and
If the wealth of the business came from pollution to the shared environment, unnecessary inhumane treatment on animals and exploitation on its workers, it would never be a morally just company, and it does not deserve our support. When we are consuming food from factory farms, we are at the same time consuming the cruelty behind industry. In fact, we could replace factory farming by other alternatives anytime we want.
For example, factory farming is very efficient. By using less space the farmer actually saves money when factory farming, making the profit from selling the produce greater. Also, factory farming allows development of hybrid plants that are disease resistant. By plants becoming disease resistant the animals that eat the plants are becoming less prone to disease. This then helps the consumer who eats the animal because they are eating disease resistant food that allows them to have a better percentage of not catching harmful diseases.
It stated how agricultural biotechnology is beneficial to the environment by reducing carbon dioxide and fuel use which may cause pollution. The second advantage of agricultural biotechnology is that agricultural biotechnology provide the farmers with abilities to e... ... middle of paper ... ...isolate the plants and not letting the wildlife get in contact of the plants. These disadvantages can actually not be a disadvantage at all if you think about it. In conclusion, agricultural biotechnology have many advantages that can benefit the environment, consumer, and economy as well as disadvantages that can harm the environment and consumers. The advantages of agricultural biotechnology can help create less pollution as well as solve famine problem in a nation and on the other hand, the disadvantages of agricultural biotechnology can damage the food chain and harm human health.
Berry does prove his thesis by showing that modernization has a hand in the destruction in the farming culture. He stated that as the society’s technology improves their way of life we seem to forget the significance of the common knowledge about the land. Also he looks down of the competition within the culture who are competing with one another. He despises the fact that some small farmer cannot compete with the bigger farms because small farms lack money, resources and manpower to keep up. All of this replaces the distraction of the farming culture today.
For all these reasons I have to agree with Jarred Diamond that the transition to agriculture was the worst mistake in human history. Works Cited Diamond, J. (1987, May). The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race. Discover Magazine.
As stated before, disease was probably the main disadvantage of the agricultural revolution because of the fatal effects of the illnesses that occurred in this time period. Also as stated before, the dietary intake of the Neolithic people was not equally healthy as the life of the hunter-gather.
“Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions” (Norbert Wiener), as society struggles to keep up with today's’ evolving world it begins to lose its sense of humanity. Earning money has become the key point of every large business in todays economy, yet they ignore the affects its products have on American health. In the United States today most processed foods contain Genetically Modified Crops, roughly ninety percent of American soy products are genetically modified with little restrictions. (Brassard,Susan) Despite the benefits genetically modified crops may give of a sustainable food source the health related effects it has on its consumers are questionable, the risks of ingesting the antibiotic resistant gene used to mutate the plants are still unknown, as well as other linked side effects such as developing allergic reactions. Genetically modified organisms are created through specific laboratory techniques of combining different plant genes to create a clone to farming efficiency.
Monsanto is one of the world’s top, producers of what is known as a characteristically, modified products, with a big portion of their products being harvest crop seed. Due to their assortment of business, this corporation has succumbed to a lot of bad karma in the past, as far as their moral responsibility. Their marked track record has led them to the position of being harsh, as well as, critically scrutinized, on the topic of their inclusive public and stakeholder interest, which unfortunately reflects once again on their lack of ethical practices and the apparent benefits to the human population. Their focus and course as a company has been evaluated based on their current and momentous examples, as well as the overall systematic findings
Throughout history, there has been revolutions that brought us to where we are today. One vast and dramatic revolution, maybe even the biggest, was the transition from a hunting and gathering society to an agricultural society. The transition between gathering wild plants and hunting wild animals to the growing of crops and taming of animals. Many people agree agriculture was one of the best developments that happened in history for many reasons; however, there has been strong evidence that shows that may not be completely accurate. Although agriculture brought some positive advancements, it also brought social and gender inequality, spread of diseases, and malnutrition that led agriculture to become the worst mistake in history.