Chemical industrial farming impacts on Planet and People

Hey earth fam, benjy bananas here with one of my most heart felt topics, painful, enthusiastic, important for all life on earth…

Lets unkte for life, health, our families and Earth as one!

you may know that chemical industrial farming has many negative impacts on the environment, human health, and animal welfare. Here are some of the alarming, negative impacts of so called “conventional” farming and resources with science and facts:

 Soil degradation: Intensive farming practices can lead to soil degradation, which can reduce soil fertility and increase erosion.

 Water pollution: Chemical fertilizers and pesticides can leach into groundwater and surface water, contaminating drinking water sources and harming aquatic life.

 Climate crisis: Industrial agriculture is a significant contributor to climate collape, worsening the changes, accounting for around 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, methane…

– Loss of biodiversity: Industrial agriculture practices can lead to the loss of biodiversity, as natural habitats are destroyed to make way for crops and livestock.

– Health impacts: Exposure to pesticides and other chemicals used in industrial agriculture can have negative impacts on human health, including cancer, reproductive problems, and developmental issues in children.

– Animal welfare: Industrial agriculture practices can lead to poor animal welfare conditions, including overcrowding, confinement, and the use of antibiotics and hormones.

There are many resources available online that can provide more information on the negative impacts of chemical industrial farming. Here are some resources to get you started:

– [The Union of Concerned Scientists](https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/hidden-costs-industrial-agriculture)

– [National Geographic](https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/environmental-impacts-agricultural-modifications/)

– [The Environmental Working Group](https://www.ewg.org/research/pesticides-and-human-health)

– [The Pesticide Action Network](https://www.panna.org/)

– [The Rodale Institute](https://rodaleinstitute.org/)

I hope this helps!

Sources:

(1) Industrial Agriculture: How Intensive Farming Affects Our Lives. https://eos.com/blog/industrial-agriculture/ .

(2) (PDF) NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE – ResearchGate. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/359931408_NEGATIVE_EFFECTS_OF_INDUSTRIAL_AGRICULTURE Accessed 3/18/2023.

(3) Industrial Agriculture: How Intensive Farming Affects Our Lives. https://eos.com/blog/industrial-agriculture/ Accessed 3/18/2023.

(4) Hidden Costs of Industrial Agriculture – Union of Concerned Scientists. https://www.ucsusa.org/resources/hidden-costs-industrial-agriculture Accessed 3/18/2023.

(5) Environmental Impacts of Agricultural Modifications. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/environmental-impacts-agricultural-modifications/ Accessed 3/18/2023.

(6) 10 things you should know about industrial farming – UNEP. https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/10-things-you-should-know-about-industrial-farming Accessed 3/18/2023.

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