The Green Revolution
By: Nikhil Padmanabhan
What is the Green Revolution?
The Green Revolution changed the face of agriculture. The founder of this great movement was Norman Borlaug. His one goal was to fight and win the war against world hunger. Borlaug was a scientist who worked to genetically engineer crops to specific variations to benefit populations more effectively than they were before. Him and his research group, after many many months and years, developed a certain compound to inject into crops to make it safe from bugs, diseases, and malnutrition. This was the most successful innovation in agricultural history.
What are the benefits?
The main benefit of the Green Revolution was that it practically solved the problem for world hunger. This helped different regions and countries all around the world. Farms could produce a large produce of grain in a relatively short amount of time. This helped productivity rates of farming very much. It also helped increase the worldwide economy and the GDP of many countries by increasing the work force and their reliability. Thanks to the Green Revolution, billions of people all across the world lived happier, better lives.
Where did this all happen?
The Green Revolution in many places around the globe such as parts of Africa, Brazil, Vietnam, and India. India was the most prosperous during the Green Revolution. At the time India was lacking in food for a long time and many people were starving to death. Thanks to the Green Revolution farmers started to farm more crops, more productively. The job revenue increased, starvation was reduced, and the overall lifestyle in India dramatically changed to the better.