People excrete wastes and litter that flow into water systems, and animal habitats, this is slowly polluting water and killing wildlife. And the more the population grows the more wasted were going to produce and cause pollution and damage to the environment. More housing and buildings being built means that were building over were habitats live, the loss of these forests leads to extinction of plants and animals. Also more people means that more goods (like clothes, TVs etc) are wanted, more jobs are needed so more factories are being built witch is affecting out air pollution, which eventually is destroying out atmosphere. Also more food is required so more intensive farming methods are used.
World hunger, pollution, and population growth all contribute to the increasing tensions felt around the world. World hunger has been created by an unequal distribution of food and resources to the people of the world. Wealthier nations, like the United States, consume more than their fair share of resources, and throw away millions of dollars of edible food each day. This wasted food could have fed starving people in areas like Ethiopia. Another problem with food distribution is that governments, like those in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are exporting crops to countries willing to pay higher prices as opposed to feeding its own people (Haviland, 2011, 2008).
Big Industry Farming Deshavira Harden Adv. Comp 135 6/10/12 Bret Fuller Big Industry Farming The purpose of this paper is to show the relationship between big industry farming takeover of the American Food Supply, has lead to the decline in the American Food Supply. During the past 20 years or so more and more small farms find it harder to make a living, or are simply having to go out of business. This leaves the average American with little to no choice when it comes to what is in their foods, and how the foods they consume are produced. This has taken place because, Big Industry has taken over Farming in America; this is not good because it produces a monopoly, and it also leaves no place for people to buy local food.
Global warming will affect Africa very severely, changing patterns of rainfall, will have an immediate impact on the agriculture, which is what most people in Africa are dependent on to make a living, and to provide food for themselves. As rainfall decreases, growing seasons will shorten correspondingly, which consequently, will significantly reduce Africa’s farming areas. As global temperatures rise, the water temperature of lakes will rise correspondingly, making it less hospital to many species of fish. Community’s dependant on locally caught fish will be affected heavily in this case. Threats of sea level rise are always prominent to the low lying and coastal areas of African communities.
Every day, people, especially in the developed countries, waste almost as much food as the entire food production of sub-Saharan Africa. “The implication of this massive food waste for food security and sustainability is huge. If we reduce food loss and waste, we have more food available without the need to produce more and putting less pressure on natural resources.” (DeCapua). Food waste by people doesn’t only cause economies billions of dollars but degrades natural resources and impacts climate change. If people made more conscious personal choices- even as little as eating their whole meal, they would help out others in the process but also in turn help out the
Others live in an apartment building without a balcony or access to green space. Some might have a large yard that is completely shaded by large trees, or the soil in the yard is not hospitable to growing edible plants such as tomatoes, herbs and peppers. I propose what will work for all of these people which is a community garden. The community gardens will solve many of the problems we have such as alack of supplies and the high price of vegetables in grocery. We are running out of vegetable supplies because of the high amount of people we have living in this community and these numbers are increasing each year.
Issues such as whether households get enough food, how it is distributed within the household and whether that food fulfils the nutrition needs of all members of the household show that food security is clearly linked to health. Several factors that can cause food insecurity in the world today, that includes : Global Water Crisis - Water table reserves are falling in many countries (including Northern China, the US, and India) due to widespread overpumping and irrigation. Climate Change - Rising global temperatures are beginning to have a ripple effect on crop yields, forest resources, water supplies and altering the balance of nature. Land Degradation - Intensive farming leads to a vicious cycle of exhaustion of soil fertility and decline of agricultural yields. Greedy Land Deals - Corporations and Governments buying rights to millions of acres of agricultural land in developing countries to secure their own long-term food supplies.
I believe decomposers are the most important trophic level in an ecosystem. In my opinion without the work of these animals, insects, and bacteria our planet would be overrun with rotting carcasses of animals and enormous piles of vegetation. The earth would cease to be able to sustain life because of poisoning of the land and waterways by decaying matter. The decomposers speed the process of decomposition in turn supplying them with food and returning vital nutrients to the earth starting the process all over. What is Biodiversity?
With so many trees being cut down for the growing population, many different types of species that live in the forests are being killed or forced to move from their homes. The majority of these problems with population growth can be either prevented or lessened with minor changes. The problem with homes and buildings being built for the increase in human population and for the expanding of new businesses can be fixed by sustainable development or building vertically. By constructing taller buildings, rather than wider buildings, fewer trees need to be cut
Even though everyone has the right to sufficient food, the global economic crisis resulted in food insecurity, which is not just one country's problem but a global problem. Not having access to sufficient food can lead to nutritional problems such as malnutrition and stunting, amongst others. According to the 2004 report of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on the state of food insecurity in the world, more than 814 million people in developing countries are undernourished. Of these people, 204 million live in countries of sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa. (Anon., 2004) By looking at the background of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) and Genetically Modified (GM) foods, a few arguments for and against the use of GMO`s