Agriculture is important for many reasons. First and foremost it has shaped the evolution of humans. The development of agriculture was the first reason that humans were able to maintain a location and no longer had to lead a hunter gatherer nomadic lifestyle. In modern times agriculture is definitely crucial. Without it the world population could not be supported, there would not be enough food or fuel. A portion of the agricultural crops we grow are used for fuel. In addition currently it us an industry providing jobs to many, though it can be somewhat controversial- GMO crops. Whether GMOs are good or not, this is a multi million dollar industry that is a hot button issue, which also affects our society. Lastly, the future of clean energy may be the use of algae and certain crops to produce clean bodiesel or clean fuel.