THE GREEN REVOLUTION
Helping solve famine in many 3rd world countries
What is the Green Revolution?
The Green Revolution is a remarkable breakthrough started in 1943. By using bio-technology, plants were enhanced. These new plants were resistant to insects, and diseases that could kill many crop. Also these new crops produced by the Green Revolution could have certain genes to help certain people in specific areas. For example, areas with less protein can genetically modify their crop into providing more protein rather than having to go buy meat.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO US RIGHT NOW?
Many countries are starving due to the lack of food. This is due to the fact that population grows exponentially while food grows arithmetically. Due to the lag of the food production, something needed to stimulate the food production into catching up with the population. The Green Revolution helped achieve this. More plants can be grown in less amount of space than before. This efficiency helps boost the agriculture production since more crops can be planted
DOES THE GREEN REVOLUTION ACTUALLY WORK?
In many third world countries such as India, the Green Revolution was the gateway out of the famine in which they had struck. India had hit a famine in 1943 known as the Bengal famine. 4 million people died due to the fact that there was a short amount of food and the traders hoarded all the food so that they could make a profit. This caused deep trouble in India. However, after the Green Revolution was introduced, India started to produce a bigger output of crops. Due to this boost, India was able to pay off its loans to start the Green Revolution in its country. On top of that, jobs were needed to create dams. This increased the economy adding more jobs. Also fertilizers were needed which also boosted the number of jobs. In all, the Green Revolution has a positive affect on India, and will most probably show the same results in other countries.
There are many benefits to the Green Revolution as state above. Farmers are able to more crop on less land. This improves efficiency. Also the farmers gain enough money to increase the machinery that they own. This effectiveness boost has helped solve the main issue; population grows exponentially while food grows arithmetically. The farmers are able to support themselves.
This was done by Vishaal Sakthivelnathan.