Inventing the seed plow was a huge breakthrough in those times. The creation made it easier for farmers to plow and produce more crops at a faster rate. Without the first invention of the seed plow, farmers throughout the years would find it harder to make a living and supply crops to suppliers. Animals play a big role in the agricultural process. Animals were used to pull the ploughs through the fields dropping the seeds and tilling the land for easier planting.
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.
Farming then transitioned into food production that allowed the people to control their crops and produce their own food. The move to the life of the farmer and producer brought advantages however there was an increase in the disadvantages. Elaborating more on population, the reproductive fitness of the people around this time increased. Although there was a large increase of malnourishment and mortality rates, the population still increased. It was still balanced.
Although the Green Revolution was started to end world hunger and the disparity in developing countries, it caused other consequences which included population growth and changes in genetic diversity of certain plants and cultural lifestyles. This revolution introduced the use of new technology and many scientifically altered crops to the world. With the rise in food supply, the population increased and some countries weren’t as starving as before. But with the advancement in t... ... middle of paper ... ...tive mode of agricultural production. Other global environmental impacts from industrial agriculture include soil erosion, salinization and water logging from irrigation, surface and groundwater contamination from pesticides and fertilizers, and the loss of cultural and biological diversity.
This led the population to grow even more and humans began to settle in villages. Three main things: climate change, increased knowledge of plants and animals, and the need for more efficient ways to feed a growing population caused the worldwide agricultural revolution. Domestication was the main proponent that helps make it possible. It revolutionized human life in ways that still affect us today. The introduction of domestication changed human economic, social, and political thinking.
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
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.
They also started selectively breeding animals for their desire of better milk production and meat. The region also saw a rapid growth on domestication and breeding of wild animals, leading towards pastoralism. The raising livestock population had also brought significant difference on people’s life. “The domestication of large animals dramatically increased the power available to humans to carry out their tasks, which had both an immediate effect in the societies in which this happened and a long-term effect…”(page 9 history of western society). Domestication of animals allowed farmers to use them on plowing a field, which not only reduced time of farmers, but also resulted a high
Farming tools and techniques have been developed to make the farmers job much more easier than it once was 2000 years ago. So, should not the whole process be remade to be more effective? With vertical farming the inside of the buildings are controlled, so farmers would no longer be dependent on the mercy of the weather. Everything will be controlled, which will help produce high quantities and good quality food. Overpopulation has become a drastic issue, for no one knows how many people the earth can sustain.
It is good for financial reasons, it would create more jobs, it could create better quality foods for lower prices and help solve world hunger but in the long run it could turn out a disaster, causing pollution, killing crops, animals or even us, is it such a good idea to play with gods creations? Only you could decide. A lot of scientists believe that genetic engineering is a revolutionary brake through. With the use of gene technology it is possible to create a ‘perfect’ organism. Useful characteristics can be transferred from one species to another, this includes animals with plants and vice a versa.