Problem

Environmental hazards from field crop production


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Environmental hazards from grain and legume production
Incidence:

Massive concentration of cattle production has taken place in the United States, with a subsequent concentration of feed grain production. The environmental impacts thus far include increased runoff from fertilisers and pesticides in the U.S. grain belt ending up in the Mississippi River, which could be responsible for a growing offshore "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. Concentrated feedlots also contribute to negative air quality problems, such as increased methane production from manure.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 15: Life on Land
Date of last update
17.06.2019 – 18:16 CEST