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Why is intensive farming bad?
Intensive farming or intensive agriculture is an agricultural production system characterized by the high inputs of capital, labour, or heavy usage of technologies such as pes…ticides and chemical fertilizers relative to land area.
methods of what of intensive farming
Intensive farming of any kind is a business. An intensive chicken farm simply means that you raise as many birds for whatever purpose you intend, be it egg production or… meat production for the maximum profit. Intensive farming seems to have a bad reputation because many times health/safety and environmental concerns are overlooked to cut costs but that is not always true and the one's that work well you seldom hear about.
•With the introduction of intensive farming, farm produce such as vegetables, fruits and poultry products have become less expensive. This means that poor people can afford …a balanced and nutritious diet.•One of the major advantages of intensive farming is that its yield is high. •Organic food it affordable only to the rich and the society
Ethics is the primary disadvantage associated with intensive farming. Many people who see animals raised in confinement believe that the animals are being mistreated and a…bused in some way because they are not allowed to live as they naturally would outside of the barn. They also think that animals are "overcrowded" even though the space requirements for each animal in a confined area is sufficient for animal comfort and welfare standards in comparison with animals being raised out-of-doors. In regards to crop production, much fossil fuel, man-made petroleum-based fertilizers and relatively heavy-use of pesticides must be used to grow crops in an intensive way. This is regardless what the crops are going to be sold and used for: feed, human food, ethanol, oil production or for other industries.
 Advantages tend to be identified as greater efficiency, higher yields, increased profits, lower prices, and wider audience. In terms of the latter, the benefit is seen as …greater availability of cheaper priced healthy food for the poor.  Disadvantages tend to be identified as overcrowded and unsanitary living conditions for animals; higher chemical, labor and watering inputs; greater environmental degradation [especially in terms of eroding and exhausting soils and polluting air and water]; and declining health. In terms of the latter, the negative is seen as greater toxic exposure in production and processing. Another advantage of intensive farming is that if every one were to just use oragnic farming then there would not be enough food for everyone in the world it wiuld be impossible to get the space needed to grow this many crops.
Intensive farminginclude growing high-yield crops, using fertilisers and keeping animals indoors. Food production is increased but there are unwelcome side effects.
organic farming is where they don't use any chemicals as intensive farming does. a better explanation: organic farming is where the farm uses is more environmentally fr…iendly, but it makes a smaller yield is more expensive and takes up more space to make crops. intensive farming is better for cheaper food, more yield made, not that good for environment but don't need many workers or space.
Vitamins A and D were found in the 1920's when intensive farming started. These vitamins are added to the feed; animals no longer require exercise and sunlight for growth. … Antibiotics arrived in the 1940's, stopping disease from spreading across the animals and increasing productivity. Hormones are put into animals to increase productivity Fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, plant growth regulators and pesticides increase productivity but increase pollution and erosion and poison the rivers and the animals living in those rivers
Intensive farming can happen anywhere, usually where there is a high number of rain to keep the crops healthy, although not too much rain to over water them. It is also common… you see intensive farming in areas with good soil, and less polution (away from factories and businesses).
Why would you want to? From Wikipedia: Intensive agriculture has a number of benefits: Significantly increased yield per acre, per person, and per dollar relative to exten…sive farming and therefore,Food becomes more affordable to the consumer as it costs less to produce.The same area of land is able to supply food and fibre for a larger population reducing the risk of starvation. Of course, the drain on the soil and water supply might make continuous farming a bit difficult, but that can be mitigated with the use of fertilizer and crop rotation.
To a producer (or farmer, if you want to call them that), intensive farming is pretty much the same definition as we know it: mass production for a profit.
You mean are cows intensively "farmed" for their milk? Yes, most milk we get is from intensive dairy farms.
Two examples of intensive farming include conventional chicken and hog farming.
Intensive farming is when people work on a small crop area imputing more time and effort. This usually occurs in areas where climates are colder and there is less rain due to …less agriculture. It is less sustainable because you do not make as much money as you would in hotter areas of the world.
Hydroponic farming is a soiless type of farming which is usually done indoors. It can be organic or not. It's totally up to those doing the farming. For example: they may …use pesticides or spray on fertilizer. In short hydroponic farming has nothing to do with if its organic or not.