The globalization of organic production provides hope for the future through the sustainability of the small farmer and the environment. An increase in profit margins will allow farmers who are struggling to survive against big corporations an edge. For the environment, this means sustainability of soil and biodiversity. It also means the elimination of chemicals that are harming water sources and the health of people. In the end, the globalization of organic production is a beneficial move whether organic foods are better for people or not.
You can eat less meat, choose sustainably produced food, use organic farming, and cut food waste. Expanding safer way to produce food can have many benefits, which, outweigh the harmful effects. In fact, our environment would be more sustainable than it was since the industrialization era began. Switching to one of the things listed can be a life changing benefit. Industrialized agriculture contaminates our food that is also globally exported.
Furthermore, if we do not practice sustainable agriculture, our soil has more of a chance to become more vulnerable to droughts and flooding, possibly increase a risk for more global warming, and be less resistant towards antibiotics and pesticides. Having a sustainable agriculture today is vital to how todays farming is done, and changing to make it more effective is the only way we can continue to clothe and feed our increasing world population. Works Cited Sustainable Agriculture Techniques | Union of Concerned Scientists. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_agriculture/solutions/advance-sustainable-agriculture/sustainable-agriculture.html Agroecological practices for sustainable agriculture.
But opponents for GMO continue to fight and protest the safety of any GMO’s and are we truly ready for them, currently agricultural plants are one of the most frequently used examples of genetically modified organisms, some benefits of genetic engineering in agriculture are increased crop yields, which advocates believe will reduced the costs of food and reduce the need for pesticides. They also believe that they enhance the nutrient composition of food quality and is resistance to pests and disease, many feel that using GMO’s can benefit the world 's growing
This, in turn, could help the world population with producing and having access to sufficient amount of food, not only for today, but he future. However, food security does not only affect the health and welfare of people, it can also affect the political and economic stability. As previously mentioned, the global population will continue to rapidly grow. This means more issues could develop with achieving food security by 2050. While the world demand for food, will no doubt increase, there are also crops that are being increasing used for industrial purposes like bio energy.
Organic Farming Is The Better Farming In our world today food is the most important tool for us to continue living in this world, but as our population continues to grow our food supply is going down rapidly at its highest point. The farmers today is finding new ways to sustain the supply of food and new practices are put into use. Inorganic farming are the main practice used by farmers to produce our crops, but now the farmers are using organic farming. Out of the two farming practices, we believe that organic farming is an alternative and better way in farming, preferred by the majority, producing healthier products, more environmental friendly farming methods and overall more beneficial for humans than inorganic farming. In order to prove
There has also been increase in cost of production, and deterioration of quality of food. For this reason, there has been a trend globally to move in the direction of sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protects the environment, public health, human communities and animal welfare. The practice raises crop and livestock causing least inflict on environment and maintain ecological balance. Agricultural production is needed to meet the food requirement in terms of quantity and quality of present growing population at affordable price and keep the natural resources sustainable to meet the demand of food for future population.
Society is slowly but surely becoming progressively more aware of the harmful pesticides and fertilizers used to grow and mature the foods they have grown to love at an alarming rate. In order for the nation to put an end to the harmful chemicals that the culture willingly intakes, drastic lifestyle changes must be implemented soon. Going organic is the safest and easiest way to turn the unwholesome lifestyles around. Eating organic supplies more nutrients and minerals needed for the human body to function, which the bodies need to survive. Organic farming uses techniques in which the nutrients exerted from the produce is retained in the surrounding environment, thus cutting down on soil erosion, water pollution, and carbon pollutions in the air.
Even before climate change became an issue, farmers were in the position of making decisions regarding when and wha... ... middle of paper ... ...ased adaptability among food crop species. While economic issues limit the ability of developing countries to increase agricultural inputs, these regions can find an advantage in the fact their agricultural practices tend to be more flexible. Meanwhile, technologies available to more developed countries are increasing the speed with which new cultivars can be developed, and the ability to understand and improve agricultural management practices. Ultimately, best results to developing agricultural systems which will provide a source of sustainable food for the entire world as climate change progresses; will be a result of a collaboration between scientists and farmers. When practices allowing for greater agrobiodiversity are employed the level of sustainability of our agricultural systems will advance and agriculture can become truly adapted to the new global climate.
Research currently done in the field of biotechnology is aimed at producing crops that will have high yields through the use of genetically modified foods. Genetic engineering comprises of selective breeding that allows manipulation of genes either by altering or removing genes (Oniang'o, 2011, p.2). The impact of genetically modified foods on agricultural productivity and poverty eradication has for a long time been a source of controversy (Grushkin, 2012, p.18). Increase in production quantities are expected to lower food prices either at a local or global level, only if the countries are open to agricultural trade agreements. The genetically modified crops are those crops whose genetic material has been altered.