‘Agriculture has been practiced since 10,000 B.C.E. and was an essential component in the evolution of society as it allowed humans to adapt to ecosystems by growing their own food and thus settle into communities and develop large populations.
Before World War II, agriculture was mostly organic, climate-dependent and based on natural and ingenious techniques as intercropping and crop rotation to prevent soil infertility.
Following the exponential increase of population due to health care education and permanently improving quality of life in modern times, mass-production agriculture was seen as the solution to solve food shortages and ensure economic growth.
This type of planting based on single crop farms, the use of synthetic chemicals as pesticides and the growth of genetically modified organisms became promoted to the level of conventional agriculture.’