Agriculture

an everyday science that effects everyone

When people think of agriculture, they often visualize a farm. While it is true that agriculture mainly effects those who take part in the business themselves, it does effect consumers directly. Think about it this way-- if growing cotton suddenly requires more chemicals and fertilizers, the cost of the product would increase; thus, the cost of common cotton goods such as clothing and bedding would rise. The science that goes into growing cotton must be carefully and thoughtfully conducted in order to make this resource available to the public with ease.

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2 years ago
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Interesting points. Makes one wonder why you don't hear about this kind of stuff in the news more often. Maybe it's too "boring."

2 years ago
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people do not realize how heavieally we rely on other countries for crops. did you know only 2% of americans are farmers. while at the same time many people believe that we need to rely on other resources such as bio fuels. to make a 10% subsutition in gas supply we would need a 43% increase in land cultivation of crops in America. biofuels are harvested from crops and i know this is a tangent but it just shows how important agriculture really is. all these numbers may seem random but i can post a link to an article about it soon.