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Takao Furuno

Issue / Conventional Farming

Due to the constant increases in the world's population, there is constant pressure to produce ever-increasing amounts of food. The most commonly consumed grain on the planet, rice is a food staple for people in many countries, particularly in Asia. It has become increasingly important to preserve arable lands and adopt sustainable methods to ensure a reliable food supply for the planet’s growing population.

Modern agricultural methods often involve using pesticides, chemical fertilizers and intrusive agricultural machines that damage the environment and endanger the health of both farmers and consumers. Anything that increases harvests, facilitates manual work or reduces production risks has been allowed. We get the most out of the land, but we are also exposing ourselves to serious deterioration of the soil and the environment, in addition to the harmful effects on our health.