The global view: Issues affecting US production agriculture

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Abstract

This paper discusses small events occurring among developing countries, particularly but not exclusively in Asia, and their subsequent large impacts on net food exporting countries in the world, particularly, but not exclusively, located in the Western hemisphere. A Green Revolution II is underway as a result where the world's agricultural system will produce more (output) with less (inputs). Agriculture will meet the rapidly growing demand for bio-based foods, fuels, feeds, and fiber while reducing input usage, preserving the natural environment, and maintaining native ecosystems. In turn agricultural workers will receive a health dividend as chemical usage falls, automation, metering, and sensing technologies rise, and exposure to harsh environmental, both natural and man-made, conditions is reduced. This paper was prepared for the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Conference, "Be Safe, Be Profitable: Protecting Workers in Agriculture," January 27-28, 2010, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)184-191
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Agromedicine
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Demand
  • Developing countries
  • Future
  • Global
  • Green revolution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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