What was an unintended negative environmental consequence of improved technology in agriculture?A. Farmers went bankrupt purchasing expensive equipment.
B. Modern technology allowed for larger expanses of land to become cultivated, so farming took over many natural areas that were important for wildlife
C. Machines took away jobs commonly performed by farm workers
D. Machines diminished the quality of the crops.​


Answer 1

The correct answer is B. Modern technology allowed for larger expanses of land to become cultivated, so farming took over many natural areas that were important for wildlife.


In the last decades, the creation of agricultural technology has increased the efficiency of growing crops. This means now, all the process is more efficient, which leads to more products to be sold and an increase in profit. However, the possibility of large scale agriculture has caused more land is used for this purpose. This often implies natural ecosystems such as forests are destroyed and the land of these ecosystems, which is usually rich in minerals, is used for extensive agriculture. This is a negative consequence of agricultural technology as natural areas important for wildlife are taken for human profit.

Answer 2




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