However, we must learn to combine the benefits of both and fix the fix the hole we dug ourselves. Despite casing groundwater depletion, monocropping, and costing too much money, GMO farming is an efficient way to produce crops on a massive scale. Organic farming may be more susceptible to diseases and pest damage, but it is cheap and healthy which allows poor farmers to grow subsistence crops. It is hard to determine which type of farming is a better way of agriculture. Nonetheless, it is not hard to see the negative effects on the world that both types of agriculture leave.
Organic farming benefits food production without destroying our environmental resources, ensuring sustainability for not only the current but also future generations. Cultivation While their conventional counterparts may sow by direct drilling of seed into herbicide treated soils, organic farmers are usually at least partly dependent on cultivation to remove weeds prior to sowing. In contrast to cultivation, direct drilling does not mechanically disrupt soil structure and removes the risk of exposed soil being lost to wind or water erosion. This is a valid argument where farmers are working marginal quality soils. However, the structure of agrichemically-deadened soils is weakened by the corresponding loss of soil life and thus unable to maintain its integrity under occasional cultivation.
New kinds of foods called genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, has been creating a revolution in the American market for the past several years. Scientists today are able to produce new foods by transferring genes from one organism into another specie. This technique has been developed to improve the shelf life, nutritional content, flavor, color, and texture of foods. While true, people argue that Organic foods are healthier and more beneficial to the human body and the planet than GMOs. Organic foods are described to be grown in gardens, unprocessed, and unrefined.
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.
Including farmer loans and forest conservation programs. When customers buy coffee, farmers can have a better future and more stable climate for the planet, and it helps create a long-term supply of the high-quality beans. Since, Starbuck paid a premium price to purchase farmers coffee beans, it is ensured fair transaction and safeguard farmer benefit. Regarding the principles for ethical sourcing, Conservation International has formulated a buying guidelines to address the issues. Called Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.)
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.
The environmental benefits include less water pollution and less damage to non-target insects, in turn benefit biodiversity. Crop resistance to herbicides extremely low agriculture are encouraging, with benefits in soil conservation resulting from it. On the other hand, the increased use of herbicides can increase the erosion of agricultural land. It is modified crops and the development of new genetically that can withstand environmental stresses such as drought,
• With GMO technique the plants and animals have longer cell life. • The quality of crops is much better as compare it to earlier production. • Crops are now stronger in fighting with diseases and so on. • Earlier, the farmers used to put so much effort and time in growing a crop. But with GMO it takes half of the time to achieve the results.
To help preserve the land commons and groundwater commons and break this cycle, the farmers should employ crop rotation techniques to maintain the topsoil’s nutrients and still be able to grow their commercial crops. Crop Rotation is the agricultural practice of planting different crops every season, where if one season cash crops (like soy and cotton) are grown then the other season other crops (that replenish the soil’s nutrients) are grown. With this alternating crop technique, the farmers do not need to use external sources for the soil’s fertility, since cover plants, like legumes and a patch of oats for “manure mitigation” (Klinkenborg, 2012), naturally replenish the soil’s viability when they are planted every other season (Sustainable
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