Industrial Farming Effects On The Environment

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Industrial farming is tending to have a significant increase worldwide during the past few centuries. Farming machines have gradually taken place of traditional farming method, while at the same time, agriculture technology is still developing rapidly. This essay will discuss the benefits that industrial agriculture brings to society, in terms of food supply, impact on the environment as well as genetic achievements.

Supply of food has changed a lot to agriculture. Some people claim that growth stimulants have been widely applied people in some counties, which leads to abnormal chicken (Leigh 2011, p.21). The usage of stimulants on chicken has potential risk of turning them into deformity. There is consequences of this more efficient way to
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It is announced by Leigh (2011, p.22), pollution to environment is appearing since intensive style of farming is applied. For instance, the safety of underground water supply is seriously threatened since animal wastes are dumped into cesspools, besides, the malodour of animal wastes is unbearable for residents who live nearby (Cardwell 2004, cited in Leigh 2011, p. 22). Industrial production has this intensive system so that animals wastes can not dispose appropriately since the amount is too large to handle. However, technology of industrial farming saves plenty of resources such as lands, water and time to produce the same amount of food. Woolworth spokesman states without industrial farming technology, more food, cattle and land are required, and even more methane, which has about 100 times negative effect than carbon dioxide contributing to green house effect, would be produced (Russell 2011, cited in Leigh 2011, p. 22). Those redundant land and food that industrial farming saved could be used in other essential areas such as energy production, and less methane produced by cattle could lower the rate do global warming in order to help the entire environment. Technology of industrial farming saves more land and resources than traditional ways of farming, so that it is beneficial to the …show more content…
Some people argue that "the practice of cultivating [genetic modified] crops poses unknown health risks for human and the environment" (Leigh 2011, p. 22). After genetic modify crops, scientists could never be sure of what side effect would occur, as well as whether these side effects were harmful to humans and animals or not. It could be dangerous and risky to eat genetic modified food, since human has only explored a small surface of this area. However, scientists have successfully create pest-resistant crops after they have had permissions to manipulate crops ' genes (Bilson 2009, cited in Right 2011, p. 5). In addition, these genetic modified crops have the ability to grow a significant amount of grains in a small area of land since pests are excluded from the threat list. It could become the beginning of new agriculture revolution at this world with oversized population. Industrial agriculture has remarkable development in genetic area, which allow crops to resist pests so that people could have more crop

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