Agriculture, Agriculture And Agriculture Essay

1508 Words Nov 7th, 2016 7 Pages
Since the beginning of human civilization, agriculture has been a driving factor in the development of humankind. Starting with the first major civilization, Mesopotamia created an advanced society based on its agriculture techniques. The Mesopotamians developed many important farming techniques that allowed their society to strive. One of these techniques developed was the wooden plow. This was an environmentally friendly technique that allowed the Mesopotamians to grow various crops helping their civilization and not harming the environment. Agricultural techniques have greatly developed since the time of the Mesopotamians and these new techniques have began to drastically harm the planet. The most common use of farming in today’s society is Industrial Agriculture. This is a style of farming that includes many methods that produce mass production of crops but ultimately harms the environment. Farming is a very important part of our society and has been for thousands of years. Therefore we need to change our methods before we turn the purist food source into one that eventually plays a role in the destruction of our planet.

Background on Industrial Agriculture Industrial Agriculture is a large scale style of farming that was created in the decades after World War II. It has been a popular method since its creation and is only recently been seen as a harmful method of farming. One style of farming within Industrial Agriculture is monocropping. According to the Union of…

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