Green Revolution and GMO's

Abby Harrell

Green Revolution

What were the causes and results of the Bengal Famine in 1943?

The Bengal Famine is due to an acute shortfall in food production in India. This is due to the hysteria related to World War Two which made food supply a low priority problem. Indian traders hoarded food for much higher prices, then the products should have been sold for. Therefore, this left the Indian people to starve.

the three basic elements of the Green Revolution in India.

The three basic elements in the method of the Green revolution are the expansion of farming areas, double-cropping existing farmland, and using seeds with improved genetics.

positive results of the Green Revolution in India.

A positive result of the Green Revolution is that India became an exporter of food Also, the growing amount of materials that needed to be made for crops created new jobs. Therefore, contributing to India's GDP.

two limitations of the Green Revolution.

A limitation of the Green Revolution is that the output sometime falls short of demand. Therefore, the Green Revolution has not succeeded in making India permanently self-suffcient in food. Many times, drought conditions have required India to import items, such as sugar. Another limitation is that certain areas, like Kalahandi, still have famine-like conditions and many people are still starving.

Health Risks and Environmental Impact

The Green Revolution has some important disadvantages. This includes, but not limited to, depletion of soil, some people are displaced from land, water shortages due to the large use for the agriculture, harmful effects of pesticides on humans, malnutrition is still prevalent in some areas, and the quality of diet for the poor has not increased.

Genetically Modified Organisms

Positives

1. Farming is more precise.

2. Less time consuming.

3. Reduces susceptibility to disease.

4. Less impact on soil erosion.

5. More nutrition.

Negatives

1. According to studies, GMO's can be harmful to the body.

2. GMO's can contaminate non-GMO plants by cross pollinating.

3. May harm other organisms.

4. Antibiotic resistance.

5. Allergic reactions.