Agriculture Technology People have depended on agriculture for years as the primary source of getting food. We have developed all kinds of ways to manipulate nature so what we can produce higher yield crops, more nutritious crops, bigger crops, crops that withstand cold, and farming equipment that allows us to manufacture these crops with relative ease. Why then are there five billion people being malnourished and forty thousand children dying each day from hunger? It seems as though world hunger is more a result of the lack of distributing the food properly than the lack of quantity. agriculture has turned into a high profit business and biotech companies like Monsanto are constantly trying to come up with better and more efficient ways of farming.
Overpopulation has become a drastic issue, for no one knows how many people the earth can sustain. So, people have been thinking up with solutions to deal with the exponentially increasing human race. There are ideas of interplanetary colonization, education of developing nations, conservation of natural resources, and implementation the onechild policy worldwide. Espinoza 7 However, the greatest of solutions is vertical farming, which is building farms upwards within cities, These farms are to produce food for growing billions. Many may not agree that vertical farming is the greatest solution to the world’s exponentially growing population, but with logical arguments one can prove that vertical farming is extremely necessary.
• Drop grilled cheese on toast squares into tomato soup. • Grate parmesan over soup for a classic finish. • Add crispy, grilled bacon to a veggie soup before serving. RECIPES Cock-A-Leekie This classic dish is always a crowd pleaser on chilly autumn afternoons. This is a chicken-free version so is more of just a ‘leekie’.
The significant decrease in agricultural biodiversity over the last 150 years has been caused by the increased desire for control over our food supply. This control has taken several forms. Since the industrial and scientific revolutions, the output of agricultural endeavors has increased through science, business, and government regulations. However, this increased output has come at the cost of variety. Until recently, monocultures, or the growth of only one variety of a species, were rare in agriculture.
GMO fearing individuals need to realize the benefits of GMO’s; genetically altered crops are the future of agriculture. Genetically altered crops are essential because of today's growing population, safe, cheap technology, and the many examples of successful crops. “The world population has recently exceeded seven billion people, thats seven billion mouths to feed. The earth’s population isn't getting any smaller either, and is projected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050”(UN News, 2013). Currently if everyone consumed the amount of an average american it would require five planet earths.
Bring the mixture to a boil then simmer until reduced to almost a third. • Marinate the slaw tossing the raisins, beets, onions and carrots with the orange and finger sauce, cumin, coriander, pepper and salt then cover and chill. • Before serving, add the pistachios to the slaw and enjoy. 34. Arugula and Tomato Orzo Salad Ingredients • 1 cup cherry tomatoes.
In today’s modern world, humans have discovered how to produce and distribute products in large quantities and in shorter time periods. This has allowed companies of all walks to expand and grow. But when it comes to the food industry, this model does not always work. In recent years, large industrial farms, called factory farms, have received a vast amount of attention in the news and from other media. Claims of animal cruelty and other abuse are topics that the USDA tries to cover up.
One aspect of logos that the author uses is statistics. Using statistics helps strengthen an argument considering the majority of people want information to be supported by numbers or survey results in order for them to believe it. Each step in this article describes different ways humans have caused destruction on earth and how we may be able to fix it in order to produce and save more food. Step four of this plan states that “only 55 percent of the world’s crop calories feed people directly.” By giving this information, the reader will automatically wonder why all of the crops are not used for human consumption. This paragraph further explains how 36 percent of crops are fed to livestock, along with the other 9 percent which is used for biofuels.
Set them aside and heat fresh chopped tomatoes or canned, diced shallot and a pinch of cayenne pepper. When the tomatoes are reduced to a sauce put back the meatballs. Add a cup of green olives and if you want some chopped fresh ham. Add a cup of beef or chicken broth and simmer meatballs for 20 minutes. Serve with rice or fried potatoes and a
Stuff the lettuce leaves into the pita bread and add the egg salad. Serve right away. Sweet Potato Omelet Makes 2 servings Ingredients: • ½ Tbsp olive oil or natural butter • 4 large eggs • 1 large sweet potato, roasted or boiled until extra tender • 2 ½ Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro • Sea salt • Freshly ground black pepper How to Prepare: 1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl until fluffy. Season with salt and pepper, then set