Agricultural Pollution : Causes And Effects Of Agriculture Pollute The Environment

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Introduction
A long time ago people have decided to settle in one area and grow their own food, instead of travelling around and hunting or picking wild food. The practice of agriculture first began about 10,000 years ago in the areas of Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Jordan. For many years, agriculture was a natural process, which didn’t harm the land it was done on and agricultural pollution didn’t exist. Also, farmers would be able to pass the land for other generations and it would still be healthy and fertile. However, nowadays agricultural practices have changed and these different practices have started the process of agricultural pollution. The definition of the agricultural pollution is “biotic and abiotic byproducts of farming practices that result in contamination or degradation of the environment and surrounding ecosystems, and/or cause injury to humans and their economic interests”. There are many causes that contribute to the widespread agricultural pollution. Some of the causes of agricultural pollution are: 1) Pesticides and fertilizers 2) Contaminated water 3) Soil erosion and sedimentation 4) Livestock
How Does Agriculture Pollute the Environment? Pesticides and fertilizers are the earliest source of pollution and are used in the agriculture to control weeds, insect infestation and diseases. The use of pesticides, fertilizers and other types of agrochemicals has increased a lot since the 1950s. Nowadays farmers have to deal with the local pests that have existed

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