Fertilizers used on crops contribute to pollution. Aside from the livestock in mass agriculture, crops also play a part in polluting the environment. It would seem next to impossible for plants to harm the environment and that is true. However, the manner by which they are taken care of is what’s to be blamed. When crops are given synthetic fertilizer, they are not able to use everything they are given. Whatever they don’t use end up being absorbed by the surrounding soil or evaporate into the air and cause acid rain and produce greenhouse gas.
The chemicals can also seep into groundwater or get to bodies of water as runoffs, making water in the surrounding areas unfit for consumption. Apart from the humans in the area, these effects on the environment also harm other plants and animals because of what is happening around them. One of the major effects on the environment of mass agriculture is rampant algae growth in bodies of water due to nitrogen in the fertilizers. Too much algae suffocates other organisms in the water, leading to their drastic decline in numbers. This is of course not a great benefit for our community. See this site to learn more.Read More