Contemporary approach to food production - Coggle Diagram
Contemporary approach to food production
Hydroponic farming + vertical farming
No soil needed, land degradation avoided, plants are able to grow up
the production doesn’t apply chemical fertilizer for plants
Since plants root system is open, nutrients and oxygen directly delivered into the roots.
Extended growth season, increased efficiency of yields
The plants can feed the fishes in the tank
Less labor needed for the farm
The system applies green sources such as sun light
The range of crops are limited.
It is costly to maintain the facilities
Inefficient use of energy
Reduced efficiency because of transportation limitations
Extra inputs of carbon dioxide is required.
Small-scale, intensive farming
Urban areas have high land values, which makes it costly to maintain.
hhybrids and high yielding varieties(HYV) produce greater yields than traditional crops
HYVs can have shorter production cycles and greater resistance to critical natural conditions and diseases.zzzdc
Increased Agricultural Productivity: The Green Revolution introduced high-yielding crop varieties, such as dwarf wheat and rice, which significantly increased crop yields. This boost in productivity helped to meet the growing food demands of rapidly expanding populations.
Food Security: The higher crop yields from the Green Revolution played a crucial role in averting food crises and famines in many parts of the world. It contributed to improved food security by increasing the availability of staple crops.
Poverty Reduction: By increasing agricultural productivity, the Green Revolution helped lift many small-scale farmers out of poverty. Improved crop yields meant higher income for farmers, which, in turn, led to improved living standards.
Rural Development: The Green Revolution brought about rural development by increasing the incomes of farmers, creating jobs in the agricultural sector, and spurring economic growth in rural areas.
requires large amounts of fertilizers
difficult ot grow
Environmental Degradation: The heavy use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides in the Green Revolution led to soil and water pollution, harming ecosystems and biodiversity. It also contributed to soil degradation and reduced soil fertility in the long term.
Enhanced nutrient composition and food quality
Increased crop yields
Reduced cost for food or drug production
Resistance to pests and disease
Greater food security
Medical benefits to the world’s growing population
Environmental concern: may spread to non-target organisms due to crossbreeding or genetic contamination.
Health Risk: genetically modified crops may introduce new allergens or toxins into the food supply, although extensive testing is generally conducted before commercialization to mitigate these risks.
The use of genetically modified seeds often involves intellectual property rights and patents
in vitro meat production
high production costs