Conferences, Fourth International Conference "SCIENCE AND SCIENTIST – 2016"

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A Scientific Critique of Modern Agriculture
Kavingo Matundu

Date: 2016-08-26 06:45 PM – 07:00 PM
Last modified: 2016-08-17

Abstract


This paper focuses on food independence of communities in the context of changing agricultural production techniques. It looks into food production methods that humanity has applied from ancient times to date. It contrasts modern technological farming methods with those of the traditional communities and tries to decipher the true motivation behind each case.

 

The paper appreciates the role that science has played over the years in improving food production for better nutrition and for sustained food security. At the same time it interrogates whether modern scientific farming methods can be in harmony with nature given their multiple side effects. Further, it attempts to answer the question whether science has safer and better agricultural alternative practices that have no adverse effects to nature. It shall attempt to answer the question why such alternatives are not in use, if available.

 


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