Conventional food production methods abuse limited resources like water, land and energy to feed the planet’s seven billion people. Intensive farming damages soil, increases erosion and leaks fertilizers, pesticides and other dangerous chemicals into the environment. The fossil fuels used at factory farms release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, causing global warming. More sustainable practices are needed to ensure that the environment is protected while meeting the food needs of future generations.
Agriculture is vulnerable to climate change, and weather extremes brought about by global warming can severely impact food production.
Scientists predict that global warming will have a dramatic impact on agriculture and water availability in the coming decades.
As the world comes to grips with global warming, the importance of abandoning fossil fuels for renewable sources of energy is increasingly apparent.
Genetic engeneering is a process that allows scientists to manipulate the genetic makeup of cells to produce new organisms.