World hunger has always been a problem that has plagued humanity, and through the years, it has remained an almost impossible problem to solve. However, industrialized agriculture has become a possible solution to world hunger with its ability to produce more food on less land than traditional methods. Industrialized agriculture is the solution Robert Paarlberg offers in his article, “Attention Whole Food Shoppers” which first appeared in April 2010 edition of Foreign Policy. Paarlberg attempts to use specific criteria to demonstrate the benefits of industrialized agriculture, such as its impacts on world hunger, the income gap, and global politics. Paarlberg was to an extent successful at proving his points and persuading his intended audience.
The ancient farmers in Mexico saw the potential this crop could have, feeding off it, they sought to produce more with large edible cornels and larger ears and through carefully selecting parents with the traits they wanted, produced what would later become corn after decades of refinement. This process is not “natural”, and the anti-GMO activists need only to understand this before criticizing GMO crops. Selective breeding is useful, but can be inefficient as in addition to desired traits, one will find undesired traits on the new organism as well, however modern DNA recombining techniques allow scientists to be even more precise as to which genes they incorporate into the new organism. In other
It totally depends on you what you are going to dine on for this diet isn't restricted to fresh produce only. You can have fermented foods, sprouting grains, fish, dairy products and even meat. However, the general rule that administers the diet is that you cannot include anything that has been prepared with chemical fertilizers, food additives or cultivated using synthetic pesticides. It shouldn’t be pasteurized or even homogenized. In short, no processed or packaged food that you get handy at your local grocery
Abstract The growing human population will definitely increase demand for food and fibre to feed an additional 2 billion people by 2050. Several gains that were made in the 1970s through the use of high yielding varieties and high-tech technologies are being reversed because there is evidence of soil degradation and destruction of natural resources especially in Africa and parts of Asia. The most notable challenges affecting agricultural productivity include; climate change, decline in soil and water quality, reduction of farmer participation in conservation practices and uneven policies that do not ensure sustainability. Sustainable agriculture means that it should cover all the five aspects of sustainability; biological productivity, economic
These organisms are designed to better supply these rural regions that experience unique problems that hinder their food supply. Engineered crops for wheat, corn, and rice have helped farmers in poor nations massively improve their produces. The world 's population has been growing at an astounding rate, so have their consumption. The United States has somewhat embraced GMOs, and has established significant rules and policies. As such, the US is a primary producer of GM crops along with Canada, Argentina, India, Brazil and
This is where global agricultural production will have more than double in this century in order to meet growing food demand of a larger population. Meaning, croplands will have to expand, and farmers will need even more water to supply the new fields, and that future crop production will be more reliant on supply water to help growth (WUR N.d.). In Asia, Africa, and South America, the climate is getting warm. For example, in India, growing populations and dietary shifts including proportions of meat are projected to double global food demand by 2050 (Smilovic, Gleeson, and Siebert, 2018). The problem is that with the lack of rain, dirty water, loss of agriculture land, degradation use to fertilize, chemical fertilizer, soil exhaustion where it’s getting drier from over use of production, are making it difficult to harvest grains and process rice.
Instead of yielding a crop full of undesirable traits, farmers would be able to create a very desirable new crop. Being able to control production rates would directly benefit poor income families and the population of the world which is struggling with starvation problems. On the opposing hand of the issue, activists may argue that bioengineering is not a safe process but a hazard to its users. Even if these issues may be true, according to Trans-genetic Products on the Market, no adverse effects have been proved, and however, all genetically
With our population rapidly increasing the food supply might fail to keep up with demand and with a consumerist society a lot of people want an excess of food and so GMOs have been used to greatly increase the crop yield as well as to help plants combat unpredictable climate change . A lot of people that buy and eat GMOs are unaware that they are doing so. A lot of staple foods are genetic ally modified, the reasons why shall be discussed later on . Corn is one of the most common foods to be genetically modified in fact according to Huffpost “almost 85 percent of corn grown in the U.S is genetically Modified” ( Huffpost 2014) .Milk , soybeans
Although many organic products command a higher price compared to their conventional alternatives, some consumers continue to substitute organic for conventional products. A key benefit of the quality attributes of food products is in terms of human health. Observed deterioration in human health over time therefore motivates an individual to protect oneself against such depreciation losses by purchasing various types of “insurance” and/or holding an excess stock of health. An example of such “insurance” that a consumer may consider purchasing is healthy food. The characteristics of organic food may therefore be an input into the consumer’s demand function for “good health”, while the price of organic food becomes the cost of the investment in “good health”.