Food production is affected by climate change, but it’s also a factor that affects climate change. These 2 are linked to one another. This is because the processes that occur during agriculture pollute the environment and the polluted environment makes the food production lower.
Agriculture is one of the most important parts of a country because this provides the food necessary for the people. The agriculture is more developed in countries that are not that rich and these are the most damaged by climate change.
The rich countries, on the other hand, are the ones that pollute the most and don’t see the consequences. For example, Vietnam, Sahel, and Nicaragua have a lower production of rice, bananas, and beans due to climate change.
A study found that in Brazil due to the rise in temperature, the production of soy and maize is going to lower.
Another problem caused by the rise in temperature is that it is going to be even harder for farmers to work in this kind of environment. The rise in temperature will also reduce precipitations and the plants and seeds won’t be irrigated enough.
Food Production caused climate change
On the other hand, agriculture is one of the things that caused climate change, due to emissions of GHG in the atmosphere. The chemicals that are used for fertilizing the land got into the ground and polluted it. At the first rain, they go into the atmosphere and pollute the air, causing the rise in temperature. The chemicals that pollute the most are nitrous and methane, both used in agriculture.
Despite the fact that people have been focusing on other industries that they consider responsible for the rise in temperature and climate change, the food industry is starting to get under their radar. The food industry has the interest to stop climate change, in order to have raw ingredients for the big companies that supply our stores. For that to happen they need to stop using chemicals when fertilizing the land and try to protect the soil.
If they start to make some changes the results will show, but this was not the case because they were not under the radar like other industries. They have the responsibility to keep the land intact and to provide more raw ingredients in order to not have a crisis of food in the next few years.
Do you think that food production is an industry that contributed to climate change?
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