The problems of modern agriculture and food resources

Since industrial agriculture is all about the rapid increase in the production of agricultural outputs such as crops, poultry and so forth, farms have expanded more lands. Also, the introduction of rapid growth chemicals has been applied to these resources. Upon the first impression, these advancements seem to be miracles and wonders of science that would easily cater to vast growing populations that need to be fed.
In his study, Altieri (2000) posited that “ evidence indicates, however, that excessive reliance on monoculture farming and agro-industrial inputs, such as capital-intensive technology, pesticides, and chemical fertilizers, has negatively impacted the environment and rural society.” Monoculture, which is the agricultural process of growing a single certain crop over a wide expanse of land, has been used by many industrial farms that have been maintained through the use of huge amounts of chemicals to operate for either pesticides or artificial growth of crops. These chemicals have negative effects on the health of people after being ingested from agricultural produce. It should also be taken into consideration that the landscaping of monoculture farms and their activities break the natural process of the environment around it through the artificial soil cultivation methods, as well as the tearing down of natural habitats for crop cultivation. Combining all these effects, modern ways of agriculture pose negative health issues to human beings, as much as it damages the natural environment.