Effect on plants and animals
Agriculture produces a basis of life that is important for us: food. Therefore, agriculture is an issue that is of concern to all of us. Furthermore, it has a tremendous impact on our other bases of life as well: soil, water and air. As a result of the growing industrialization of agriculture, however, we are increasingly threatening our bases of life. One third of all greenhouse gases emitted on our earth are generated by agriculture. Thereby agriculture directly contributes to climate change. Moreover, the excessive use of agricultural chemistry threatens our health, ground water and ecosystems.