The Disadvantages of Intensive Farming

The Disadvantages of Intensive Farming

In the cloak of increased production and profits we have turned to intensive farming. But intensive farming has come with a high price to our health. Today the health of all Americans are at more risk than ever before because of the chemicals that we ingest into our bodies through the food we eat. Cancer, Alzheimer’s and other major illnesses are on the rise and said to be linked to the chemicals absorbed into our bodies. Will we ever be able to go back to farming the natural way?

The use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides is rampant in intensive farming. Animal farms with over populated conditions and pollution lead to animal sickness and diseases. Intensive farming is carried out in the majority of these working farms leading to more chances of us consuming unwanted chemicals in our diet.

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Nisbet Homestead Farm

Nisbet Homestead Farm

History

The homestead was built by Matthew Nisbet who immigrated from Scotland to Canada in 1818. In 1841 Nisbet came to DeKalb County, Paw Paw Township, and constructed a two story log cabin, a temporary home he lived in while he constructed Old Stone House. The home is constructed of ten by four feet blocks of stone which were hauled from Ottawa via ox cart. Nisbet’s home took 15 years to build and has remained in the Nisbet family since its completion.

Nisbet Farm

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