Are The Modern Farming Methods Useful Or Harmful?how


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All crops leech nutrients from the soil, which have to be replaced before the same soil can be used to grow another cycle of crops.  Modern farming uses fertiliser like ammonium nitrate to replace the nitrogen in the soil that plants consume in order to grow.  If they didn't add chemical fertilizers to the soil they wouldn't be able to grow anything in the depleted soil.

These are pretty basic and harmless chemicals which support all modern farming methods.

The only questionable/toxic elements arrise from the use of pesticides.  Without the ability to deter bugs/insects from consuming these plants there would be little chance of the crop surviving long enough for harvest.  The whole idea of seeding a massive area with just one variety of plant is something almost never seen in the natural world.  Insect numbers would balloon until the resources had been devoured, then the numbers would decrease as the food source dries up.

End of the day, without modern farming techniques we'd all be starving.  Organic farming tries to subsitute fertilizer/pesticides with crop rotation/crop diversity with some success, however most cannot be harvested or planted using modern equipment, limiting itself to pretentious, cashed up elitists.
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Ecocert India , Ecocert is certification agency in India. Set up in 1991 by agronomists to develop agriculture products. Its provides certification to orga, answered

Traditional farming and Modern farming differ from each other in a big way. Traditional farming adheres to the traditional methods of agriculture. On the other hand, modern farming experiments with the implementation of advanced technology in the field of agriculture. This is the main difference between them.

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