Population has boomed since 1900 in Texas, the United States, and all around theworld.
The boom has caused farm lands to change into subdivisions and sometimeseven small towns. The growth of population and the shrink of farm lands have causedfarms to have to use very expensive machines and to rush growing season with manydifferent chemicals. They are not great for our foods.
In the great state of Texas, the population was just barely over 3 million people in1900. Today, the population of Texas is almost at 28 million people. The state has notgrown in geographical size either. In 1900, Texas had 350,000 farms which means thatabout 70% of Texans lived on the farm. Today, Texas only has 250,000 farms. Also,only 14% of Texans have an agricultural related job. The decline in farms is mostlyrelated to machines being able to do what man can do much faster and farms turninginto developments. Due to the population boom, Texas has also had to change whatthey feed their animals.
Cows and chickens are injected with steroids so they cangrow to be much bigger than usual. The steroids have a mixed blessing for Texas. Onone hand, with the amount of meat produced by each animal being greater, a foodshortage has been prevented. One the other, the meat is now not very healthy at all.Steroids are terrible for humans and for the animals. Texas has changed its farmingpractices over the years. In the greatest nation on Earth, The United States of America, farming practices havealso changed a lot since 1900.
The population of the United States was only 76 millionin 1900. Today, the population sits at 326 million people. In 1900, 5.7 million farmsexisted in the United States. An estimated 29.4 million people lived on a farms in theUnited States. Famers made up about 38% of the workforce.
Today, only 2.06 million farms exist in the United States. Today, only 3.2 million farmers exist in the UnitedStates which equals less than 2% of the workforce. The farming decline has causedthe same result nationwide as it did in the great state of Texas. Machines havebecome big on farms and chemicals are also added to the animals and to the crops tobe much bigger than normal size.
The negatives outweigh the positives nationwide.Although a food shortage has been prevented, at least 14 ingredients regularly in ourfood are banned in Europe. America has become a lot less healthy since 1900. The world has not followed the same the Texas and The United States have.
In mostcountries in the world, the same farming processes with a few modern twists are beingused. The world population in 1900 was only 1.6 billion. Today, the world populationsits at a whopping 7.
5 billion. The population growth has caused many food shortagesin the world, especially in third world countries. Although there are no exact numbersavailable, the number of farms has clearly gone down since 1900 and that clearly is aproblem. Now that 1 and 5 children face hunger around the world, it is time to startfarming again.
Maybe speeding up plant and animal growth is a good thing. Farming has clearly changed since the year 1900. Genetic processing and otherprocesses have helped the United States keep up with the population boom. Theworld now has more hunger than ever and it is not going to slow down. Farming isonly declining and it will not stop.
Somehow, the decline of farming needs to stop.Having 20% of children in the world facing hunger is unacceptable. Children will notdie. The decline of farming will stop. Farming will become a big source of labor again.Works Cited:https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_populationhttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Stateshttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texashttp://humansarefree.com/2017/07/warning-14-american-foods-that-are.html