Is Agriculture The Worst Mistake In Human History

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Several consider agriculture to be the worst mistake in human history because of sexual inequality, health issues, increase of population, and new authority. Although, I do not agree with the statement because I cannot imagine our society in 2016 hunting for food. Therefore, is important to clarify several points regarding agricultural and hunter-gathers to why the increase of population, the health problems, and the socializations time.

At the beginning of human existents, people developed the technique of hunting and gathering because that’s how they supported themselves at that time. “Hunter-gatherers, sometimes called foragers, lived in small groups, large enough to defend themselves and divide tasks yet small enough not to exhaust food
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“The advantage of agriculture-more food per unit of land- meant that people had to figure out how to store and preserve food” (Brown, 2012). The crops that farmers were growing were rice and potatoes opposed to hunter-gatherers their food was a mixture of plants and animals. According to the article The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race it says that the food the hunter-gatherers were proving their community with had more protein and nutrients. Their food contains healthier benefits that a body need to eat, but that did not take away the fact that they were running out of …show more content…
I feel that it’s normal that back then people who were domesticating animals were getting different types of contagious diseases because they did not have the proper vaccine to attack it. Know that science has developed more rapidly over the years we can figure out how to fight against it. Even though, it might take us years to find the right vaccination to attack the disease, it does not matter because scientist are searching each day the proper one to combat it. Also, according to Jared Diamond farming brought inequality between women and men because of the different task they were assigned. For example, women were pressured to have more babies in order to help out in the fields. In most cases the consequences a woman had to face is drainage to their health because of how often they are having babies. This is one of the facts I totally disagree with because I would not want to be used for only giving birth to babies. But at the same time I understand that back than women were only seen as a sex object rather than women who could make food or sew

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