Conventional Farming

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Conventional Farming

"Other environmental ills include over 400 insects and mite pests and more than 70 fungal pathogens that have become resistant to one or more pesticides; stresses on pollinator and other beneficial species through pesticide use; loss of wetlands and wildlife habitat; and reduced genetic diversity due to reliance on genetic uniformity in most crops and livestock breeds."

Conventional Farming

Sources: "Problems Associated with Conventional Farming." Leaf Certified RSS. L.E.A.F, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2013."Organic Vs. Conventional Farming." The Write Meal. Wordpress, 21 May 2012. Web. 26 Oct. 2013.Grain Farmers of Ontario. "Organic vs Conventional Farming." YouTube. YouTube, 30 Oct. 2012. Web. 26 Oct. 2013.Lilly of Gentle Simplicity. "Conventional vs. Organic Farming Series, Part I: Environmental Effects of Conventional Farming." Gentle Simplicity. Gentle Simplicity, 20 Nov. 2012. Web. 26 Oct. 2013.

"Decline in soil productivity can be due to wind and water erosion of exposed topsoil; soil compaction; loss of soil organic matter, water holding capacity, and biological activity; and salinization of soils and irrigation water in irrigated farming areas. Desertification due to overgrazing is a growing problem, especially in parts of Africa."

"Water scarcity in many places is due to overuse of surface and ground water for irrigation with little concern for the natural cycle that maintains stable water availability."

The Negative Effects of Current Conventional Farming Practices

"Potential health hazards are tied to sub-therapeutic use of antibiotics in animal production, and pesticide and nitrate contamination of water and food. Farm workers are poisoned in fields, toxic residues are found on foods, and certain human and animal diseases have developed resistance to currently used antibiotics."

Organic Vs. Conventional Farming

5 of It's Negative Impacts:*Farmer's Health*Water reduction in areas*Loss of wetlands*Loss of biodiversity*Global Warming

The nitrogen used in these pesticides is responsible for global warming and the depletion of stratospheric ozone.

~Probelms Associates With Conventional Farming

~Probelms Associates With Conventional Farming


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