Environmental health and food production

Environmentalhealth and food production

Environmentalhealth and food production

Thequality of the environmental goes a long way in determining theimpact that it will have on the health of the people who live in it.This can be edged on the impact that the environment could have onfood production in general. The article provided by RobertD. Bullard shows that people who stay in areas that have a loweconomic production are associated with high levels of environmentalpollution. This can prospect to the probability that such areas willbe characterized with low food production capacity as the environmentwill lack the capability to support the activity (Bullard,1990). Forinstance, where soils and water sources are highly polluted, they maylack the quality required to sustain a given crop and in the longrun, there is bound to be a reduction in the production of food.

Thearticle provided by Michael Mascarenhas clearly shows that hazardouselements and chemicals pose a very big problem to the society atlarge. This argument seems to aver with the one given out by Bullardand, thereby, brings out the very essence of taking care of theenvironment so as not to subject human beings to various forms ofsuffering as a result of being exposed to polluted environments(Mascarenhas,2012).Some of the problem could be the mere lack of food as a result of thehampered food production as a result of environmental pollution. Oneaspect that I do like from the readings is the fact that they do helpto bring out clearly the effects of environmental pollution with anaim of stopping the problem. One thing that I do not like from thereadings is that they tend to focus more on the problem ofenvironmental pollution and less on the mitigation strategies.


Bullard,R.D. (1990). Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and EnvironmentalQuality. Westview Press.

Mascarenhas,M. (2012).&nbspWherethe waters divide: Neoliberalism, white privilege, and environmentalracism in Canada.Lanham: Lexington Books.