Jul 16th, 2011 by admin
The farming of agricultural products or livestock has fed the masses for centuries. Without farming produce the human race would simply shrivel up and perish. Farming is a way of life for thousands of hard working adults and has seen drastic changes over time. Gone are the back breaking days of harvesting crops with a pitchfork and sickle. Today’s’ modern methods of farming are more about mass production to feed an ever growing population.
Artificial chemicals ensure that the soil can produce harvest after harvest of plentiful produce. Getting the food from the field to the table has become easier through logistical developments. With the development of farming machinery, the old horse and plough has taken a well deserved retirement. Combine harvesters have now taken on a major roll at harvest times and can harvest crops at a much greater speed.
The pollution caused by these monster machines is greater than the plough. But with the development of new fuels from plants, the reduction in harmful emissions is colossal. Farmers do not waste anything, all waste is recycled and used again. Excess or spilt food is placed on the compost heap for use as a fertiliser, and any old machinery is taken away for scrap or to be used in third world countries.