The world has a population of 5.8 billion today. A lot of those people are starving because there is either not enough food in the area as it is too hard to grow or because the food is too expensive. Imagine growing vegetables in the dessert or having a crop that produces near perfect fruit at lower price. Gene technology could produce enough foods for everyone. Genetic engineered food should be grown and sold in SA as it would create more jobs.
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.
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. There are far more advantages than disadvantages, and most of the disadvantages can be solve if the scientist were more careful and test the seeds before it was send out to the farmers. Therefore, due to all these reasons, many people and I supports agricultural biotechnology or GMO.
The animals that are raised in factory farms, and the farms are ran just like any other business. According to the article Factory Framing, Misery of Animals, the factory farming industry strives to maximize output while minimizing cost, always at the animal’s expense. “The giant corporations that run most factory farms have found that they can make more money by squeezing as many animals as possible into tiny spaces, even though many of the animals die from disease or infection” (Factory Farming). This is actually quit disgusting that we eat food that walks around in each other’s feces and can attract disease. These animals live a life of abuse, but we sit back and say it’s okay because we will eventually eat them.
This will keep the many communities prosperous instead of in poverty. Farms also enhance the environment and make society as a whole more self-sufficient by learning how to make own food without having to depend on large factories and fast food chains. It can also help the environment by having less factories which leads to less pollution for future generations. In Food Fight by Michael Pollan he said, “The food system consumes more fossil fuel energy than we can count on in the future and emits more greenhouse gas then we can afford to emit.” (Pollan 514) He means that the environment will not last if people continue to use factories to make food which hurts communities in the
Yes it does mean that more food will be available to the countries, but is there not enough food in the world to feed the entire population and yet thousands die each day through starvation. This is yet another example of how man is obsessed with the speed of how knowledge. The genetic modified food would mean that we could produce food more efficiently, so therefore more productive and this in turn would bring the cost of food down, but it wouldn't end the problem of world hunger. One downside for genetic bred animals it that they are all prone to the same faults, so of a new decease presents itself in a few years, then all these animals will be wiped out in a flash. This would have severe implications on the human race of the future.
Due to the rapidly growing population, farmers were unable to keep up with the exponential demand for food, which caused mass starvation and panic. Fortunately, “Norman Borlaug came to the rescue in the early 1940s, using man-made pesticides, fertilizers and crossbred crops to start the green revolution, which saved countless lives and won him the 1970 Nobel Prize” (McLendon). Borlaug’s farming, known as conventional farming, was immediately able to produce large amounts of food, which helped sustain the human population. By the late 20th century, new data had emerged regarding the effects conventional farming had on both people in the environment. This data, which showed the potential harmful effects of conven... ... middle of paper ... ...tionally, when organic food spoils due to a lack of preservatives, the energy it took to produce that food is wasted.
This paragraph further explains how 36 percent of crops are fed to livestock, along with the other 9 percent which is used for biofuels. With this information one is able to come to the conclusion that more of the crops grown on earth need to be put towards human consumption to reduce the large amounts of starvation around the world. In addition to the fact that only 55 percent of crop calories feed the human population, step five of this article states that 50 percent of harvested crops are frequently disposed of even before consumption. With this large amount of waste, it will be almost impossible to reduce starvation because increased crop production to make up for the excess food will just increase the amount of waste even more. From this it is evident that the author wants the readers to realise how much humans are wasting in order for them want to adjust their
Factory Farming By: Dayton Evans Factory Farming is a very controversial topic. Factory Farming “is a large, industrial operation that raises large numbers of animals for food. Over 99% of farm animals in the U.S. are raised in factory farms, which focus on profit and efficiency at the expense of animal welfare”. While factory farming brings many problems such as food safety risks, abusing antibiotic, and replacing independent farmers. This type of farming helps increase food production, lowers business costs, encourages technological development, and ETC.
You’ll realize that the involvement of technology in everyday tasks of the human culture is not really as good a thing as our leaders, businesses and the majority of the community would have you believe. Firstly, we must concede that technology has bettered today’s society in more than a few ways. For Example, the worlds Agricultural departments have greatly benefited from injections of technology into the field. We have seen increased crop volumes. Research in molecular growth, pesticides, and in even in the harvesting aspects, has allowed our population to grow more food faster and more efficiently than ever before.