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Impacts of Food Production on the Earth’s Environment: Vegetarian Diet and Sustainable Agriculture vs. Non-vegetarian Diet and Conventional/Industrial Agriculture

INTRODUCTION

The choice of diet has great impacts on environmental and human health.  Developed countries, such as the United States, tend to use the industrial vegetation and animal agricultural model, which depletes nonrenewable and renewable natural resources at an unsustainable rate.  This mode of producing and processing our food sources has many harmful side effects.  The use of fertilizers, pesticides, and burning fossil fuels contributes immensely to the pollution of our soil, water, air, the loss of biodiversity, and has a negative influence on the biological health of humans and many other organisms around the globe.

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