Green Revolution and GMO's
By: Caden Hutchison
What is the Green Revolution and what were the causes and results of the Bengal Famine in 1943?
Refers to a detailed strained of research, and development, and technology transfer initiatives, occurring between the 1940s and the late 1960s, that grew agricultural production worldwide, particularly in the developing world, beginning mostly in the late 1960s. The causes of the Bengal Famine was that a cyclone wiped out most of the 1942 rice crop in Bengal and the following year over 1.5 million died. Yet the real cause was human, not nature. The result was The grain output in India sky rocketed, and it became a major exporter of grains around the world.
Two positive results of the green revolution in India
The green revolution resulted in a record grain out put of 131 million tons from 1978-1979. This established India as one of the worlds biggest agriculture producers
Yield per unit of farmland improved by more than 30 percent between 1947 and 1979.
During the Green Revolution
List three positive economic, sociological, or political results of the Green Revolutin in India
Sociological Results- The Green Revolution created many jobs not only in the agricultural section, but also industrial workers because of factories and hydro-electric power station.
Economic- Created plenty of jobs, not just agricultural but industrial jobs.
Political- India paid back all loans it had taken from the World Bank.
Five Positives and Five Negetives
Degrading land, weeds have increased, chemicals in water, old seeds are now gone, loss of bio diversity
Briefly describe the three basic elements of the Green Revolution in India:
Continued expansion of farming areas which was the expansion of farmlands. 2.Double cropping existing farmland is the decision to have 2 crop seasons per year. 3.Using seeds with improved genetics developed new strains of high yield value seeds.