Argumentative Essay On Organic Farming

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Farmers have been leaders in food for centuries. Without the production of agriculture, people would have ceased to exist. The food that farmers produce is heavily based on the geographical area they occupy. For example, farmers in Asia produce rice, farmers in South America produce coffee, and farmers in Idaho produce potatoes. Farming and agriculture brought man out of the age of hunting and gathering, and allowed civilizations to flourish because they no longer had to move around constantly and gather berries and fruits. After many thousands of years, the Industrial Revolution moved humanity into an age of mass production in food, tools, goods, and more. Though conventional farming and agriculture no longer can compete with industrial agriculture …show more content…
For example, soil, water, air and climate change, and ecological services are all benefits that factory farmers will never have ("Organic Agriculture"). Soil improves the formation and structure of the land and creates a more stable system. Therefore, nutrient and energy cycling is increased and the soil for nutrients and water are enhanced. Pollution of chemically enhanced fertilizers and pesticides in water is a major problem in the industrial farming system. The use of these products are prohibited in organic farming. Instead, they use animal fertilizers as well as compost. Well maintained organic systems reduce the risk of groundwater pollution. Places with contaminated water are now switching to organic farming to restore a healthy water cycle. Organic agriculture helps reduce the use of non-renewable energy by contributing to the greenhouse effect. “A number of studies revealed that soil organic carbon contents under organic farming are considerably higher” (“Organic Agriculture”). The impact of organic agriculture on natural resources is vast. By choosing organic products, the consumer supports a less polluting agricultural …show more content…
By 2011, 160 million genetically modified crops had been planted. The people of America had doubled weight. Diabetes and other diseases started to arise and everyone had an unhealthy diet. Soon the family night dinner consisted of the drive through at McDonald’s. If the world keeps switching to factory farming, soon everything will be genetically modified and the body will be riddled with disease and chemicals. genetically modified foods are one of the leading causes for tumors within the digestive system. In recent studies, scientists injected GM ingredients into the rats and soon they were riddled with tumors. “The GMOs found in today’s food can also be found in cleaners and other hazardous materials. Consumption of High Fructose Corn Syrup in the U.S. has grown to 60 Pounds per person per year. This is roughly 5.3 gallons of syrup per person” (Genetically Modified Organisms”). GMOs greatly affect the organs of the human body which will lead to organ failure and other complications later in

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