Agricultural Mass Production
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This paper examines how modern agricultural mass production has caused a reduction in the number of species used for food. The paper then points out the consequences of crop varieties, a reduction in the capacity of plant life and a reduction in ecosystem equilibrium. The paper recommends that to achieve some semblance of bio-diversity, farmers now must preserve agricultural variety by increasing heritage and heirloom plant products.
From the Paper:"While its technical ingenuity and sophistication cannot be under-estimated, the grim truth is that modern agricultural mass production has caused a reduction in the number of species used for food. Put simply, the modern tendency towards mass production has resulted a situation wherein a mere 15 plant species constitute about 90 percent of the food consumed by humans (Pimentel, 453). Suffice it to say, the desire to optimize production and maximize profit has sparked the massive mass production of a narrow band of foodstuffs; consequently, there has been a progressive deterioration of crop varieties, a reduction in the capacity..."
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