Postzegels van het thema Landbouw
One of the most fundamental reasons that the World’s population has been able to subsist is the development of agricultural production methods over the centuries. But even today poorer countries struggle to provide foodstuff for their inhabitants while in other parts of the World overproduction exists.
The increased use of technology and science to produce disease-free, faster-growing and even genetically-modified crops and chemical fertilizers has also caused certain problems. Also the use of growth hormones and antibiotics in farmed animals has caused great concern. The growth of organic farming methods over the last thirty years is witness to the fact that many people prefer naturally-produced products.
Today, roughly one third of the World’s workforce is employed in the agriculture sector.Lees meer