Waste products have been increasing considerably as they are threatening our environment and causing serious issues due to the modernization and progression of industry. The following are the three articles where environmental issues are the main focus: “Lose 300 Million Tons of CO2 in Just Three Weeks!” by Kate Sheppard, “How Farmers Are Going to Save Civilization” by Jenn Hardy, “The Global Food Waste Scandal” by Tristram Stuart. Moderating the amount of waste product and keeping it under control can achieve both a sustainable environment and a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, a solution that can solve this problem from its roots effectively, due to the intellectual and behavioral power that people have to make a remarkable difference, is …show more content…
In the article “How Farmers Are Going to Save Civilization,” emphasizes the permaculture and its influence on their lives to be sustainable. People’s and environment’s protection, renewable resources appreciation, union, and neither fast nor big solutions are the basic concepts of permaculture that Hardy advocates for. However, waste products contradict with the permaculture principles and also can have a negative effect on the earth by stimulating the shortages of water, food, and energy products. Permaculture is a way of living that can have a great impact just when people change their behavior. In Tristan Stuart’s video “The Global Food Waste Scandal,” abundance of food is being wasted in Western countries simply because the food appearance is not attractive enough. Moreover, it has been discovered that in some multiple countries that their food production is approximately twice the amount they need. Therefore, the surplus food supply is being wasted. Due to the outrageous statistics that have been found about the food waste, Stuart advocates more responsibility in using the world 's …show more content…
For instance, holding educational and training courses or sessions about the importance for our environment and wellness to decrease the waste products. When all the information about environment, health, economy, and science is discussed at once, it will be very effective for people including corporations and governments to see the big picture of the environmental issues and problems that are growing dramatically by reason of waste products. That is cause by human beings in the first place. The introduced education or awareness will result in a greater understanding among individuals, which will make their usage and consumption of resources less frequent for meeting their needs. Opponents will disagree by stating that environmental awareness is not enough and has no beneficial effect on people to solve this massive environmental issue and if that was true this problem would not even existed. Moreover, it is not guaranteed that this solution will be seriously taken into consideration. Once everyone is gathered to an educational session, conducted by environmental scientists explaining the effects of the waste products on the environment first, then on their health. Then everyone will take this issue seriously. For instance, the excessive exposure of hazardous chemicals into the air contributes to climate change as well as promotes the spread of
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Although his tone is persuasive and formal, he is straightforward with the tragic events he describes that take place in the underdeveloped countries. Throughout the essay, he makes a connection with his audience. In the beginning of the essay, he directly gets to the problem that he wants to discuss and establishes the message he wants to pass to his readers through his thesis statement. He presents a logical argument with the numerical data, along with dates and numbers that strongly support his claim of a global food problem. By referencing to recent events such as the “World Food Crisis” article of 2008 and the review of “environmental performance of agriculture”, that was published in 2008, he alerts readers that what he is discussing is currently happening, and is going to be a much larger impact on the world in the future.
The fast food industry also hurts environments around farms in general. It has created an unsustainable cycle that farmers cannot escape. In order to feed themselves and their family, farmers play it safe and buy more fertilizer than needed. When the farmers do not use all of it, they must dispose of it, because that fertilizer will not be as effective next year, so they dump the fertilizer in the areas surrounding their farms. But what this causes is too much nitrogen in the environment because too much nitrogen can kill plants and throw the nitrogen cycle out of balance, in turn hurting the environment.
These could range from education to becoming more Earth friendly. We can reform education in many ways. We can first start off children with more difficult curriculum in lower grades to get them more prepared for harder and more important subjects. Another way to reform in the classroom is to provide better teachers who will ensure that every student will learn what they are supposed to. We can be more Earth friendly by making more houses use solar power.
James E. McWilliams takes the opportunity to plead his case against the popular belief that buying food locally can help save the planet in “The Locavore Myth: Why Buying Form Nearby Farmers Won’t Save the Planet” (McWilliams 89). McWilliams finds it necessary to point out that the popular slogan “Buy local, shrink the distance food travels, save the planet” covers the problems with industrialized foods in regards to transportation in his beginning statements. He then follows up by making the bold statement that “a lot of them are making a big mistake” (89). They fail to see that there are other “energy-hogging factors” (89).
The author of American Wasteland, Jonathan Bloom, uses many techniques to steer readers in his direction. Bloom talks about a big issue concerning American in 2010 and is still an issue today in 2016, six years after he wrote this book. As a result of broad research, the main issue today is expiration dates and how state regulations and laws promote food waste (Linnekin). As other books, articles, and documentaries explain this issue they use evidence, positive and negative connotations, and bias to connect with a general audience or supporters.
The article was written in response to the statement farming and food production is leading to climate change. Niman, being a rancher who raises cattle, goats, and turkeys, effectively frames the situation logically by providing credible statistics and examples to help the reader better understand the impacts of different methods of food production. She does this by providing specific information regarding the greenhouse gases involved, being carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxides. Niman, the rhetor, has written this article to try and inform the readers about the differences between traditional style and industrial style methods of food production. She has directed the article towards those concerned about the carbon footprint, we as individuals, are leaving
(Lappe). Coline Serreau in her movie Local Solutions to a Global Disaster interviewed local farmers. One farmer who did not use chemicals on his crops, claimed that his harvest was better than his neighbor who had used chemicals on his crops, so it appears that the world’s hungry can be fed with the use of organic agriculture. Yet Paarlberg contends that the green revolution is a failure. In Rome there was meeting of five hundred NGO’s such as Friends of the Earth and Greenspace, agreed that the Green Revolution was probably not the best course of action and may have contributed to the rise in world hunger.
Meanwhile, the methods of waste disposal have improved over time. Also, that getting rid of garbage is quickly becoming a big problem due to our methods of waste disposal are only a temporary solution. Moreover; the waste that can’t decompose
In the world, there are one billion people undernourished and one and a half billion more people overweight. In this day and age, where food has become a means of profit rather than a means of keeping people thriving and healthy, Raj Patel took it upon himself to explore why our world has become the home of these two opposite extremes: the stuffed and the starved. He does so by travelling the world and investigating the mess that was created by the big men (corporate food companies) when they took power away from the little men (farmers and farm workers) in order to provide for everyone else (the consumers) as conveniently and profitably as possible. In his book Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, Patel reveals his findings and tries to reach out to people not just as readers, but also as consumers, in hopes of regaining control over the one thing that has brought us all down: the world food system.
Industrial and capital hubs in developing countries are similarly characterized by multiple urban sprawls, informal settlements and overcrowding. The local governments or municipalities in many developing countries are highly challenged by mainly poor or weak policy and legislative provisions to regulate and enforce waste management guidelines. They also lack adequate funding and the correct capacity in terms of waste management personnel. All these challenges lead to situations where these local authorities are failing to take effective decisions with regards to solid waste management. It is worth noting that the decisions which municipalities are facing in terms of managing solid waste are not only difficult and capital intensive but they impact greatly on the natural environment as well as on social lives of people, therefore solutions to this issue are a matter of
Food can be bought and wasted because of the ample amounts bought. Although, one may not give to the poor people of the world, food can be gone to compost, or can be used to make new food. Many belittle the fact that food waste is harmful to society. The first article, “U.S. throws away half of all food produce” By Suzanne Goldenberg explains how Fresh produce is often wasted in fields,warehouses,supermarkets,restaurants,and refrigerators. The second article, “How Norway is selling out-of-date food to help tackle waste” By Daniel Boffey shows A supermarket in Norway which is dedicated to selling expired and old food.
The world is experiencing a dilemma today. Many people suffer from hunger, malnutrition, and other problems caused by the lack of sufficient food. However, many other people buy or order excessive foods and waste a lot. In my community, food waste is much more serious than food shortage, and it is easy to see that people throw foods in the dustbin and the foods indeed are still eatable. Food waste is a serious problem.
One must keep their environment clean. If we have to improve the public health then public awareness is a primary requirement. There are a number of ways in which we can spread awareness and educate the public how to protect the environment. Campaigns must be organized to make people aware, some of the examples for the awareness campaigns are: (a) Clean your neighbourhood (b) Vaccination and control of the diseases (c) Regular check-ups (d) Eating safer and healthier foods (e) Safe drinking water (f) Healthier mothers and babies and access to family planning (g) Recognition of tobacco and cigarette smoking as a threat to