Agricultural Sustainability Is A Vital Necessity For Our World 's Environment

2678 Words Jan 20th, 2015 11 Pages
Our world’s constantly growing population and increasing scientific advancements have allowed us to take new steps toward feeding our race. Agricultural sustainability is a vital necessity for our planet’s farmers and consumers to have in order to meet economic, social, and health needs. The requirements needed in order to obtain this have heightened over the years, but with the establishment of genetic modification, we have grown closer to this goal. Genetically modified organisms are beneficial to our world’s environment, consumers, farmers, animals and communities.
Produce with genetic advancements have proven to have less negative impact on the environment when compared to other produce. The ability to change the biological makeup of plants allows plants to thrive in varied environments. Food and Agriculture Organization of UN has said, “trees might also be improved or modified to become more tolerant of salt and drought.” (20). Plants that are more sustainable in changing environments can improve a community’s ecosystem as well as crop production and lead to an overall healthier area. Plants can also be bread in a way such that they can rehabilitate land that has been damaged, a tactic that is often done with crops already, but can lead to advanced effectiveness and rapidity with new biotechnology.
GMOs also have the potential of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, one of the leading causes of global warming. Due to less need of tilling land, the use of tools that…

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