Intensive farming practices include growing high-yield crops, using fertilisers and pesticides and keeping animals indoors. Food production is increased but there are unwelcome side effects
Action-Remove competing plants from the crop growing area
Explanation-Allows more energy to be transferred to the crop
Side effect-Reduces biodiversity. May have harmful effect on health.
Action-Remove animals/insects that feed on the crop
Explanation-Prevents energy being transferred from the crop to consumers
Side Effect-Reduces biodiversity. May poison helpful organisms.