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What actually improves food
production?
Chemicals - (fertilisers, pesticides & antibiotics)
Selective Breeding…read more

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Fertilisers
Pros
Are minerals for plant growth.
Improve the fertility of the soil.
Cons
Expensive.…read more

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Pesticides
Pros
Kill organisms that cause diseases in crops.
Many crops are sprayed with fungicides
which kill fungal growth on roots and leaves.
Used on animals (eg. Sheep) too. (Kill ticks.)
Cons
May kill the crop or reduce the yield of crops.
Expensive.…read more

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Antibiotics
Pros
Used on infected animals to reduce the
spread of disease that are intensively farmed
and are in close proximity.
Cons
Reduce the growth performance of the
animals and may prevent reproduction.…read more

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Selective Breeding 1 ­
Isolation Phase
· Isolation is the process of selection of picking
out the best animals which are physically,
productively and reproductively perfect.…read more

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