Agriculture: The Most Overlooked Polluter

Agriculture: The Most Overlooked Polluter

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Samir Harb started this petition to Nutrein and

          We are a group of young people that care about the environment that we are going to grow up into. In addition to this, we feel that agriculture is one of the most overlooked polluters in the modern world. High yield and large scale farming regulations haven't changed much in the last few decades and as a result the farming industry has run rampant with the pollution and damage that it causes to the environment. This includes ammonia pollution from animal waste, soil and water pollution from fertilizers, decreased biodiversity from harmful pesticides, and carbon emissions from transportation and farming vehicles. 

          We plan to petition some of the major farming corporations in the U.S. to have them change the ways that they farm. The current ways are less expensive in the short term, but they destroy the environment around them. We want these companies to use GM (genetically modified) crops that are significantly less invasive than other methods of increasing crop yield and getting rid of pests. While this may result in short term costs, over time, companies will save money because they don't have to use anywhere near the same amount of pesticides and fertilizers.

           If you could sign our petition it would help us get one step closer to achieving our goal of improved agricultural sustainability and increased crop yield.   

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