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. Are they doing this to try to solve the world hunger crisis, or merely to make a profit? Background In Agriculture The first people that started to depend on farming for food were in Israel and Jordan in about 80000 B.C.. Farming became popular because people no longer had to rely on just searching for food to get their food. In about 3000 B.C.
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Despite the steadily falling fertility rates, world’s population keeps increasing – and eventually will raise the demand of food. But as science develops, many biotechnologies have been generated to overcome the issue. Alternative farming can play a vital role in defeating world’s hunger because of its effectiveness as it increases long term soil fertility, ensuring decrease in price while producing food of higher nutritional quality at sufficient quantity. Put simply, alternative farming is an agricultural system that seeks for techniques to achieve crops yields while respecting natural life-cycle systems. Different from the conventional farming methods, alternative farming’s farmers do not only use the basic farming methods but as well combining them with modern scientific knowledge, along with all the materials that are available.
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According to his ted talk and his book The Vertical Farm: Feeding ourselves and the world in the 21st century, this relatively new concept of vertical farming has the potential to rebuild the world in many ways and improve the world for everybody. For example, a Vertical Farm can provide fresher produce for its community because it’s grown locally, not shipped from outside sources. Additionally, Vertical Farming is designed to use much less land and water than traditional farms as well, due to the fact the water to be used will be reclaimed water, lowering the impact on the environment. (Despommier & ted talk) What’s so g... ... middle of paper ... .... Works Cited "2013 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by World Hunger Education Service." 2013 World Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics by World Hunger Education Service.
Malnutrition is a major issue all over the world, with 800 million people who are malnourished today(“Hunger Statistics.”). Problems that are connected with population and overconsumption are only going to increase in the coming years, by 2050 there will be around 9.6 billion people (Kochar). One solution that requires very little effort on a personal level that will take away some of the great burdens that we are facing, is to stop eating meat. Without eating meat, our world could handle not