With this new stepping stone into culture, people progressed from hunting and gathering to a more agricultural minded society by planting and developing their food sources. At t... ... middle of paper ... ...ary agriculture could store the bigger surpluses of grain easier than they did in the Paleolithic Age. They built houses to help store more food and also to help them grow more produce and food for their groups. Then they eventually had to build granaries to help store their seeds so they would not go to waste and ruin. The effects of having more food led to expansion of populations and communities developed specialized workers and more advanced tools.
Animals were used to pull the ploughs through the fields dropping the seeds and tilling the land for easier planting. Animals usually pulled the seed plow to help make the process go faster and efficient. (N.p., n.d. 2013). The seed plow was also an important invention because, the livelihood of many people relied on safety and quantity of their food. The greater the quantity and quality of food gave them a sense of security for their families.
There is also the option to increase the productivity of the best farms, raising the yield via genetically modified crops and management. That or assist the world’s weakest farms, which can help those regions where hunger is most acute. Making use of our resources can also assist in keeping the environment cleaner, maximizing our crop output per unit of water, fertilizer and energy. Additionally humans can shift away from meat within their diets, reducing the need for pastures which grow livestock and to feed people directly. Unfortunately due to the current diets and uses of crops have multiple benefits economically and socially, but poultry, pork or pasture-fed beef is more beneficial than grain-fed beef.
Producers were protected from the external market due to community preference and, therefore, domestic agriculture could develop. There were also spin offs in food production. Although some of the policies created good returns for farmers, the demerits of said policies far outweighed any advantages they had. The core-periphery divide was widened, quantity became more important than quality and consumers had to pay higher prices. Agricultural practices caused damage to the environment and international trading relations were strained.
With close observation, they soon learned the characteristic of plants, and started selective domesticating the plant that were beneficial to them and the climate of that region. “They removed unwanted plants through weeding and selected the seed they planted in order to get crops that had favorable characteristic…certain crops became domesticated, that is, modified by selective breeding so as to serve human needs” (page 7. History of western society). Since, farming required long working hours and more labor, early farmer who relied on agriculture were less nourished then foragers. Although, less yield had resulted more health complication on early farmers, but also more people start farming.
The agricultural problems of the small farmers, farmers organizations, and Populist philosophies all contributed to the emergence of the Populist movement in the late 19th century. The beginning of the emergence of the Populist movement started back with the farmers and their agricultural problems. For years the American farmers were isolated from society and felt ignored and left out by the growing industrialized economy. Life as a small farmer became more and more difficult as the prices for their goods dropped rapidly in the late 19th century. It was also getting more and more expensive to ship their goods to markets to be sold so they could make a profit.
Berry feels that this is the reason for the deterioration of the agricultural culture. He believes that hard work and pride in workmanship is more important than material goods and money. This was by no means a perfect society. The people had often been violent wand wasteful in the use of land of each other. Its present ills have already taken root in it.
Lastly, this revolution it made the production of agriculture boost, and fewer workers were needed in farm work. The Great Britain Industrial Revolution assisted the growth of agriculture, communication, transportation and socioeconomic. At first, the economic changes were made by new machines and new methods introduced and invented. Machines replaced human in method of production, and people relocated their working place from home to factory (Changes…). Because of the working place was stable, the production in textile increased and made in better qualities, so those could be sold for higher prices.
This type of farming helps increase food production, lowers business costs, encourages technological development, and ETC. Which in return helps the public in a greater good. Food safety risks caused by factory farming come in a wide variety. Ranging from high animal death rates to less nutrition
Industrialized food production is the production of large quantities of crops and livestock for domestic and foreign sale. More food is available throughout the world with greater variety and availability, and long shelf life makes food cheaper because of industrialized agriculture. However, industrialized agriculture has harmful effects on soil and human health. It uses large amounts of fossil fuels (natural gas and oil), water, and pesticide to produce food. Industrialized food production is vital because we should know how our food is produced.