And, the persistent of monoculture eventually leads to the loss of biodiversity. “A case can be made that the corn plant’s population explosion on places like Iowa us responsible for pushing out not only other plants but the animals and finally the people, too”(Pollan 38). The economic temptation encourages the practice of monoculture instead of running a diverse farm. Species are forced to leave and clear the land for corn plantation. However, biodiversity is vital for sustainable development because every livestock and crops are completing the food chain.
Rhetorical Analysis: Organic Farming In his article, “Organic Farming Healthier, More Efficient than Status Quo”, Anurag Muthyam, argues organic farming is a better farming method than conventional farming. He does so by first asking the audience where their food comes from drawing their interest into the topic. Throughout the article, Muthyam tells his audience about the potential good that can arise with choosing organic farming over conventional farming. Muthyam also explains the general concept of what is organic farming in the third paragraph after hooking the audience by telling them where their food comes from and how it is produced. After introducing the concept of organic farming, the author goes on to compare and contrast organic farming versus conventional farming.
Home gardening is gaining popularity in the United States, where renewed interest in self-sufficiency and green living has become widespread. Backyard fruit and vegetable gardens are part of a larger shift toward ecological consciousness and bioregional cuisine. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages the use of home gardens and provides resources that enable success. However, despite its benefits, backyard gardening is also associated with many drawbacks Nutrition: The nutritional value of food is largely a function of its vitamin and mineral content. In this regard, organically grown food is dramatically superior in mineral content to that grown by modern conventional methods.
Hypothesis: To determine whether to use organic or inorganic food and textiles based on their quality, price, effect on yourself and the environment. When our parents were younger, there was no choice when it came to buying organic food and textiles as food was produced with pesticides to increase the quantity and availability of agriculture. Nowadays, we do have a choice as more supermarkets, clothing stores and greengrocers stock organic food and textiles. Some people feel very strongly about what they eat and put in their bodies as well as how farming methods affect our environment and therefore buy organic products. Others do not feel that this is relevant and are not influenced by this research and continue to buy inorganic products,
The Second Agricultural Revolution began at the end of the 1700s with the inventions of the barbed wire fence, harvesting machines such as Cyrus McCormick’s reaper, and tractors. The ultimate success of this era was the reduction of human laborers needed to work on a farm. The Third Agricultural Revolution, beginning many years later in the late 1900s, was a phenomenal success in terms of growing economies in underdeveloped countries. The division of economic activities was eliminated, intensive machinery was improved, and the adoption of biotechnology greatly spurred on a new era of agriculture. With the new agricultural revolution on the rise, the split between organic farming and synthetic farming was at its highest.
In The Omnivore’s Dilemma Pollan says, “Instead of toxic pesticides, crops are sprayed with natural substances, like BT, a pesticide made from a common soil bacteria” (140.) This quote proves that big organic industrial companies use pesticides to help produce grow.
Well, I have a good interest in food so that is why I chose to write about the agriculture and the history of organic foods. Most food today is organic. Bananas which are organic protects the rainforest. What is a organic banana. It’s followed by a couple of rules that a normal company
An improved crop yield by inoculation with a phosphate solubilizing fungal strain has been observed in many field studies. Thus, during the present investigation the facts that the inoculation of PSF has a positive effect on the growth and productivity of plants, has led us to in vitro and pot experiment studies to observe the ability of Aspergillus niger K7 in the growth, yield and nutrient absorption of plants against the soil
LITERATURE REVIEW Inorganic fertilizers provide rapid nutrition and give plants with the nutrients needed to grow healthy and strong. Inorganic fertilizer, also called as synthetic fertilizer, is manufactured artificially and contains minerals or synthetic chemicals and it is which help a plant to grow faster. Effective use of Inorganic Fertilizers Effectiveness in using these chemicals has good and bad effects on the environment especially on the health of a human being. Fertilizer has turn into essential to modern agriculture to feed the growing population. Use of fertilizers, especially, the chemical fertilizers has brought in blessings on humanity, which helped contain hunger and death in changed corners of the world.
The goal of organic agriculture is to contribute to the enhancement of sustainability. But what does sustainability mean? In the context of agriculture, sustainability refers to the successful management of agricultural resources to satisfy human needs while at the same time maintaining or enhancing the quality of the environment and conserving natural resources for future generations. Sustainability in organic farming must therefore be seen in a holistic sense, which includes ecological, economic and social aspects. The organic agriculture techniques are known as ecological sustainable by • Improving soil structure and fertility through the use of crop rotations, organic manure, mulches and the use of fodder legumes for adding nitrogen to the soil fertility cycle.