Green Revolution and GMO's

By:Jude Perry

Causes and Results Of Bengal Famine

One of the causes of the Bengal famine was double cropping. Instead of cropping once per season. The original thought was that there were one natural monsoon, this was correct. So the second monsoon came from huge irrigation facilities. As a result the soil could not refresh and the soil was not good enough to grow seeds. Also they began using seeds with superior genetics that would grow in the soil.

Three elements of the Green Revolution

One aspect was the expansion of the cultivable land. This was because the demand was more than they were making. Also double cropping was another aspect, this was when instead of having one cropping season they had two. Also instead of having one natural monsoon there was also one artificial monsoon that came from huge irrigation facilities. The final aspect was seeds with superior genetics.

Positives Of the Green Revolution

More Positives to the Green Revolution

Can replant crops without letting the land fallow. Also we could virtually grow any crop where we want to. Farmers can import and export cash crops for money.

Limitations Of The Green Revolution

The Green Revolution saved India from starvation in 1943. But still today India falls short to produce enough crops this making India unable to be self sufficient in food. India has failed to extend the high-yield to all crop or all areas.

Positives and Negatives to GMO's

A pro is that GMO food is more tasty, increased nutrients, resistance to pest and disease, and faster output of crops. A con is that more pesticides and herbicides to grow GMO.