Environmental Science – Soil Loss
– Concern about soil loss relates to the idea that our ability to produce food will diminish; however, human ingenuity has always seemed to find ways to increase agricultural yield. Concern about industrial farming relates to the idea that current agricultural practices in industrialized nations rely on genetic engineering, consolidate waste, and use huge inputs of oil energy and pesticides. However, some argue that the “pros” outweigh the “cons” of mass production–even if surrounding land and water systems are sometimes negatively impacted. What does research show?
1. Put “soil loss” or “industrial farming” in the first line to indicate which of these environmental issues your post discusses, then conduct research in regards to whether or not we should be concerned.
2. Explain your findings in detail, providing an overview of the information you found;