Author – Callie Goode

In our modern life, we are absolutely obsessed with making everything bigger, better, faster, and more convenient. This mindset impacts every aspect of our human experience. Everything from how fast we move, to the food we eat, to how we communicate, and so much more. While in many cases, these advancements are seen to offer positive benefits to society, they can also have negative repercussions. This statement can certainly be applied to the concept of how modern agriculture practices are portrayed as being beneficial to all of society, but ultimately, threaten the health of our plant life and ecosystem.

The negative impacts of modern agriculture have several different layers that must be addressed. First, this style of farming produces a situation where there is only one crop being grown in a particular area, known as a monoculture. This is a problem because it would never happen in an organic environment and makes the crops extremely vulnerable to disease and harmful insects. This is because there are not a variety of plants in the area to deter such conditions. The next problem that must be brought to light is nutrient recycling. This process causes a loss of nutrients rather than allowing the plant to decay naturally and allow the nutrients to be returned to the earth. Researchers confirmed the detrimental impact of these practices when they conducted a study that measured the amount of these essential nutrients lost in the vegetables during that time span. The research revealed that Calcium declined by 27%, Iron by 37%, Vitamin A by 21%, Vitamin C by 30%. This evidence further underscores that these modern growing practices are rapidly depleting the world’s food sources with less and less nutrition with every crop.

This depletion has become more and more prevalent with the creation and popularity of herbicides and pesticides such as Glyphosate. The combination of this potent pesticide and GMO seeds have allowed modern farmers to grow pristine crops. However, this blatant use of pesticides has led to a 347% rise in serious health conditions such as cancer, bone deformities, heart conditions, and obesity in humans. These alarming facts make us not only worry about the health of people but also the implications that it has for our beloved animals.

Luckily, the people who care about how these issues impact the health of our animals are very well aware of these problems exist. Leaders in these communities, such as raw feeders, suggest that it is particularly important to supplement our pets’ diet to account for any potential deficiencies. If you would like to learn more about how to give your pet a harmonious diet, learn more about Parley Pet If you are interested in testing the Glyphosate levels in your Dog, Cat or Horse, becoming a part of the Animal Exposure Study from HRI labs, click here

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