WHEN WATER KILLS Factory farming is the mass production of farm produce that is aimed at providing food at larger scale to consumers. This monstrous size of operations includes; crops, livestock, poultry, etc. Factory farm is a highly controversial topic between animal rights advocates, environmentalists, farmers and corporations. The effects of this practice, both positive and negative, extend to everyone. The operations have raised troubling questions about water quality and threat to public health.
After I read through the Silent Spring, I felt like the environment we are living in and the relationship between human and natural are getting worse. The book basically talks about many different topics based on the chemical pollution, which is the problem that the society faces nowadays and also lets us know that the pollution is caused by those chemicals, such as DDT, which is a kind of pesticide widely used on farmlands but also fatally. DDT can also get into human’s blood, sperm, even breast milk. Therefore, abuse of the chemicals will affect agriculture and industry problems. The book also introduces different kinds of chemicals such as the chemical pesticides, insecticide as well as the effects of those.
Vegetarianism is not as perfect as it seems as it results in habitat loss and excessive damage to the environment. As producing plants in mass quantities require large amounts of farmland and many cycles of planting, and harvesting, the land goes through constant ploughing (Archer 2). This ploughing is the main factor that the topsoil around the world is fading fast. The nonstop ploughing of the land is taking “ U.S. soil ten times faster than natural regeneration”. The dust which results for erosion also causes diseases within humans such as tuberculosis and anthrax.
The Dust Bowl was caused by a variety of unfortunate circumstances at the worst time. The dust bowl refers the 1930’s when during the Great Depression, powerful winds ripped off the top soil (the soil that is best used for farming) and killed many crops. The farmers that were hit the hardest were the ones in the southern great plains. This region was soon known as the Dust Bowl. In the off season, farmers would plant grass to keep the topsoil from being taken with the wind.
Fungi are used in biotechnology as they are easy to culture and they occupy little space. They are widely used in production of enzymes through the recombinant DNA technology. A wide variety of enzymes have been produced by fungi. In the textile industry, catalases produced by A. niger and Penicillium species are used to treat and modify cotton fibers. Cellulases and xylanases from Trichoderma viride and T. reesei help in the tanning of leather finishing fabrics and making stonewashed jeans.
Besides the bad conditions, the text also tells us about how nature was like before it became built over: the storyteller and the foreman mason were “at Williamsbridge, a little station on the Harlem, building a coal bin. It was a pretty place surrounded by trees and a grass-plot, which, after the long confinement of the shop, seemed to me a veritable haven of rest” (43). Comparing 'Satanstoe ' and 'The Mighty Burke ' with regard to Urbanization and Industrialization in the
When F. Scott Fitzgerald introduced the valley of ashes as “a fantastic farm where ashes grow like wheat into ridges and hill” (Fitzgerald 23) this puts an image of wheat and then you can make that into ashes, that can help you envision what it is like as a member of the working class. The theme of class is a very strong throughout the novel and this shows that a class that people may overlook. The Great Gatsby talks a lot about the upper class because Gatsby is part of the upper class, but they have to cross through the valley of ashes to get to the city. The valley of ashes is also where Tom 's girlfriend is living so there is more time spent there when Nick, the narrator,
Statements such as "why worry about animals when so many people die from malaria, violence and war?" are not quite right. Although in his book, the author mostly worried about the suffering of animals, which in itself is a controversial point, it also affects a very important for mankind issue - a farm on which the animals have been growing. In unsanitary conditions many diseases can be developed, sequentially these conditions on the farms increase the likelihood of unintended human health consequences. The problem of global warming, which is also contributed by factory farming affects already now all people, despite the fact you eat meat or not.
There are however many farmers who still use old methods greatly reducing their crop output just because they find new machinery strange and unreliable. Many farmers are not well trained or ill literate. They do not use better fertilizers to boost up the crop yield. The over use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides will increase the chances of crop poisoning affecting the health of thoese who eat
The animals work fine, and when they are pushed to the limits, they can do the impossible. Therefore, a windmill making money is better than a windmill saving labor. I have increased rations so the animals will forget how much food they had with Jones running the farm. I will slowly start to decrease the amount of food animals receive and slowly start to increase the amount of work. By maximizing labor and minimizing expenses, us pigs will have a wonderful life.