Istanbul Gelisim University IISBF SosyoCom: Monthly Events and News Bulletin (Issue: 6, June 2021)
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PLANT FACTORIES All of our production and consumption activities that we initially carried out to survive have now reached unimaginable proportions and this situation has begun to affect not only us but also our world and almost all living things that share this planet with us. At this point, the fact that some threats for both humanity and our world have become visible shows us that we should not do some things as before. For example, the agricultural production activities we carry out for the sake of nutrition have started to create uncontrollable consequences for our world. At the same time, our agricultural production is at risk for different reasons. According to a recent United Nations report, the current world population of 7.8 billion is expected to increase by an additional 83 million each year. This means that more food must be produced for more people. It is estimated that we will probably need 50 to 70% more food by 2050. In addition to the increasing world population, climate change is another problem for agricultural production and our world. In addition, weather conditions such as drought and flood also bring devastating effects on agricultural production. Along with these, the pollution of soil, water, and air has become a major threat to meet the increasing food demand. While climate change gradually reduces freshwater resources, traditional farming methods consume more water and our underground water resources are depleted for this reason. In addition, the effects of migration from rural to urban and poor agricultural practices are rapidly reducing productive and healthy agricultural areas. Rapid migration from rural to urban areas and the reluctance of new generations to deal with agriculture cause a decrease in food production. Considering all these reasons, it is clear that we cannot feed humanity with traditional agriculture or protect our planet from pollution under these conditions.
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