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Sustainable Agriculture and Its Importance Worldwide

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I do believe it is necessary and possible for agriculture to become more sustainable if we expect to continue to feed and clothe the increasing world population. Sustainable agriculture is needed to serve human needs and preserve our environment, and without the increase of productivity in agriculture, we cannot reduce the risks of poverty, which isn’t going to get any better within time. The world’s population is expected to be on the rise dramatically throughout the next few years, and with economic expansion, will come an increase in the demand of food supply. Though resources are inadequate, and the affects of food security do apply to the way we have our agriculture farming, I think that within time we can still improve customs of cultivation. Keeping up with the supply and demand is what we should be improving for our peers.
Sustainable agriculture is the production of animal and plant products, food, and fiber using methods in ways where the environment is also being protected, public health is being preserved and the care of human communities and animal safety is being looked after. Preserving the environment is practiced by raising crops and animals by not relying on harsh chemical pesticides and the use of synthetic fertilizers. It is much better for our generation to have sustainable farming because growing fruits and vegetable on sustainable farms makes it safer for us to consume, and also for the surrounding areas. This helps conserve a strong ecosystem and healthy lifestyle for all human beings.
In today’s agriculture in the United States, we rely on what is the fastest way of getting food on the tables for families. The US is currently is dominated by industrial agriculture, making us live in an agroecosystem. An ...

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... jobs in farming and lessen the biodiversity. 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. A review - Springer. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13593-013-0180-7
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