Disadvantages Of Agriculture

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Throughout the course of time, the word, “agriculture” has become something of a multicultural phenomenon that has continued to take the world by storm. This phenomenon has come to present itself in an endless array of forms that show the truths and traditions of the agriculture industry. However, in recent years the agriculture industry in the United States has undergone major reforms that have forever changed the ways of “traditional agriculture.” The reforms that were made have left the American public questioning the decisions of the agriculture industry. With the all of the questions that have been thrown out into the media regarding the future of “American Agriculture,” there is one that stands above the rest and has become the most …show more content…
Arguably, the major disadvantage that comes from using antibiotics in the production of market livestock is the “overuse” of certain antibiotics, which has been said to be a cause of antibiotic resistance. As put by the Department of Microbiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, “Excessive use of antibiotics resulted in the emergence of bacterial resistance.” Presumably, there have been some reported incidences where antibiotics were “overused,” however this does not implicate that every farmer on the face of the planet overuses antibiotics in the treatment of his or her livestock. As a matter-a-fact, according to the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Kentucky “the use of antibiotics in food animals reduce the transference of infections in humans.” This reduction of infectious transference aids the reinstatement, that the use of antibiotics in market animals is beneficial to the public and does not pose a threat to the human lifestyle. On the other hand, there are not just disadvantages correlated with the use of antibiotics, but with GMOs as well. Of these “disadvantages,” the one that seems to be the most alarming to the public is that of increased allergic reactions in children. In these cases, the genetically modified products contain an ingredient that can cause a child to elicit an allergic reaction. In order to further is statement, the research department at Brown University has stated that “GMO foods can present significant allergy risks to people.” Even though this statement provides the necessary backing that GMOs cause allergies in people, there are a few discrepancies. First off, the only genetically modified organisms that have been linked to allergic reactions are those that contain soy products. Secondly, the only “people” that are affected by these products are children who only possess the allergy up

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