New developments in agriculture include factory farming and the creation of new fruits and vegetables. Is it true according to you? Many people believe, however, that huge industrial farms and genetically modified plants are dangerous and that we need to go back to smaller and more natural farming. Do you think that we should stick to the natural ways of farming?
Indeed, a new development in agriculture includes factory farming and the creation of new fruits and vegetables. There have been big changes in farming in the last 50 years. Scientists have developed new plants and farmers that are using more machines and growing bigger crops and herds. However, some people are worried about the effect of these developments on people and the environment. In this essay, I will try to discuss why we need to be careful with our farming and adhere to the natural ways of it.
Of course agriculture needs to develop. First of all, we need more food for the world’s increasing population. More people mean more mouths to feed. Secondly, there is less land and water available. As a result, we need to use it more efficiently and produce more. A third point is that we need to reduce waste. A huge amount of food is lost due to disease, insects, rats, decay, or poor handling.
However, not all the changes in agriculture are positive. To begin with, some new discoveries such as GMO foods may be dangerous. We don’t know the effect of these foods on humans. Secondly, we keep animals in bad conditions. Hens, cows and other animals are crowded together in sheds or cages, unable to move, and sometimes fed unsuitable food. This can affect the quality of the food, and disease can spread quickly. Finally, farming today has become a business. This means profit comes first. In the past, it was a way of life, and the farmer was closer to his environment.
Finally I would want to express my thought that, farming certainly has to change in order to feed the world, but it also needs to produce good food that doesn’t hamper the environment adversely. As consumers, we will have to make sure that our food isn’t made artificially and should be produced properly.
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GLOSSARY OF WORDS
Efficiently – in a way that achieves maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort or expense
Decay – the state or process of rotting or decomposition
Hamper – To disturb the course of something
Adversely – in a way that prevents success or development; harmfully or unfavorably