Globalization Of Agriculture Essay

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Food will always be a necessity of life regardless of the method in which it is produced. As a necessity humans thus continue to develop their lifestyles and industries around food. Historically, human behaviour has been largely influenced by food production, or the lack of. Famine, class structure, and mass industrial farming are all side effects of human desire for sustainable livelihood. As the nation-state and capitalist behaviour arose the control of food production has fell into line with this political structure. Globalization, or the spreading of particularly Western institutions and behaviour throughout other nations creates harmful effects for developing nations across the globe. Developing countries are unable to produce food on …show more content…
Whether the impact is through environmentalism or economics the social conditions of poorer nations is always affected by the two. These two sources for concern are simply branches of the globalization of agriculture. The Western and European method of mass production of food is not suitable for poorer nations that cannot keep up structurally or environmentally. Social dimensions of developing countries such as education, technology, and social values are not correspondent to those of developed countries. These differences seem to be ignored by corporate greed as big agriculture industries continue to make profit off of the land and people of the developing world. The harm the big players of this industry cause are in opposition of the social and economic progress of the developing world. No part of this essay is to say that the developed world and its industries are perfect. The agricultural industry is merely an example of the developed worlds imperfection. This imperfection causes problems within the developed worlds borders and it is therefore inequitable to impose it upon nations that are in the progress of attempting to create better social conditions. This world has the ability to feed it’s whole population. The ability to grow food can be possible in almost any habitable region. Capitalism and the approach to mass production of food within the wealthier nations of the world are some of the main reasons that so many parts of the world go hungry. If wealthier nations had the desire to help instead of to profit they could provide the poorer nations with the tools to make progress in becoming self-sufficient. Food, and other necessities for life should be held at a distance from political structure for the well-being of

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