What people eats is a huge part of who they are. If Americans want to live longer healthier lives they should start by changing their eating habits, and being more aware and concerned about The way that they treat the animals that are providing us with that food.The food that we are so used to eating and enjoy so much can actually be killing us and it is our own fault. If People chose to ignore these facts they will absolutely be affected in the long run. Although factory farming has a lot of cons it does allow us to have cheeper food production due to technology and economies of scale, factory farms can produce food at less cost than smaller farms, which enables customers to save money on food purchases. It also helps with more efficiency because Large-scale farms have the ability to quickly produce and distribute huge quantities of food to sustain large cities.
Medications are used to prevent diseases in the animals and testing is done to ensure that animals are disease free before products go to the consumer. Conventional farming is how most farms farm today because it is more economical for producers and consumers as produce can be produced on a bigger scale to supply global demand. Inorganic is much easier with fewer restrictions, quicker and cheaper to produce. The consumer also tends to steer towards inorganic products as they are easier to find, cheaper and sometimes more nutritional as vitamins have been added. Consumers also claim that it tastes better and has a longer shelf
Some believe that antibiotics should be used in food animals because it treats illnesses and promotes growth, while others believe antibiotics should not be used because the resistant strains could end up affecting humans through their meat. There are benefits from antibiotics in the livestock industry if used correctly. Farmers believe they directly benefit from using antibiotics in their feed for their livestock. A key reason that farmers benefit from the antibiotics is, “Animals receiving antibiotics in their feed gain 4% to 5% more body weight than animals that do not receive antibiotics” (Eye, 2016). With the antibiotics increasing the weight gain of the animals that means, the market animal will weigh more than normal and will be growing faster.
Despite the negative and controversial views on genetically modified organisms, these organisms are the solution to the current global food crisis. Rising food prices and extreme weather such as droughts and floods, are leading to food shortages within a population that grows on a daily basis. Genetically modified organisms have the ability to aid the crisis through increase yields, enhanced nutrition, and larger agricultural space. Genetically modified organisms can successfully gain resistance to insects, fungi and weeds which not only allows for increased yields – but also reduced food waste as less crops are affected by these factors. Therefore, increased yield, and decreases in food waste can aid the food crisis in the world.
This way of production is necessary because it’s a more efficient way to feed people. The world population is rapidly growing, and a problem that might be faced is a way to keep the world properly fed. Industrial farming is a way to “keep pace with a rapidly growing global production”. The question often asked is why industrial farming become so popular has. There are many reasons; one of the main reasons is that it’s inexpensive “with the use of factory farms, the prices of foods have drastically dropped.”(“Green Garage,”2015) The main effect for this decrease is that foods are being processed and produced at a faster rate by employing quicker, more efficient processes.
GM food first introduced into the food industry in 1996. At first I thought that genetic modified food is a good change in the food industry because GMO food is combined genes and DNA of different food. This change will create variety of food, cost cheaper, increase shelf life of some food, and decrease some diseases for some plants. These are all the plus side
In addition, the number of agriculture present in developing country is limited. With higher agriculture growth, this will improve the income of the population which then improve the affordability of the lower income family in purchasing food. It will also results in economic growth of the country hence improving the food access. The physical access and availability of food can be affected by the lack of infrastructure such as inaccessible road in developing country which hinders the food from reaching the country. Food wastage also affects the availability of food in a country.
By providing countries with agricultural rate we are reducing disparities as we are giving them the means of increasing not only food production but the quality of the food. This will open up doors for trade, which will definitely help the LEDC with its economical state. Socially this will open up doors for jobs. Many farmers, dealers will be required to handle the agriculture. However, this may cost more than necessary for the donor country as training/technical expertise will be required for the recipients, along with any other resources.
One of the common claims is “The world needs more GMOs.” I support the claim that the world needs more GMOs because they are beneficial to human beings in different aspects. Firstly, the use of GMOs can help to increase yield in order to feed on more population. The world population is blooming. The current world population is 7.2 billion and it is forecasted to reach 9.6 billion by 2050 (United Nation, 2013). More population means more demand on foods and crops.
Can we allow this, but who knows how much better/worse it would be without these products. TBHQ allows more people across the world to have acces to fresh/non-rotten food. This is because without these preservatives, foods would expire before we would be able to