Green Revolution and GMO's
By: Shannon Gallagher
The Causes and Results of the Bengal Famine in 1943
Description of the three basic elements of the Green Revolution
2. The second element is "Double-cropping existing farmland". Double- cropping is when farmers double the amount of crop seasons per year. This made for an artificial monsoon to create more water for the crops, making it realistic. However the water for the artificial monsoon was obtained through dams of excess water.
3. The third element is "using seeds with improved genetics". This was a major aspect of the Green Revolution. There were new developed strands of highly highly yield value seeds, usually wheat, rice, millet, and corn. The most known was the wheat seed.
Two positive results of the Green Revolution in India
2. The yield per unit of farmland Increased 30% between 1947-1979, during the prime of the Green Revolution.
This shows the positive impact the Green Revolution has on India.
This visually shows how much healthier not only the people are, but the land as well, in India.
This shows the improvement of grain production in India.
Three positive results economic, sociology, or political results of the Green Revolution in India
2. India then transformed from a starving country into an export for food. This helped India in the eyes of other countries, like the U.S.
3. Many of jobs were created because of the Green Revolution. Both new opportunities for agricultural and industrial workers did arise.
Description of two limitations of the Green Revolution in India
2. Although nothing like the Bengal Famine can occur again in India, There are still many places in India where people are starving. This bring into question if the revolution has failed its overall social objective.
Positives and Negatives of GMO's
1. Resistance to pests from crops
2. Faster output of crops
3. Better taste/ quality
4. More nutrition
5. Beneficial to saving money
1. Antibiotic resistance
2. Allergic reactions
3. Can harm environment; bugs, birds, ecosystems, etc.
4. Can cause other health problem; susceptibly cancer
5. Have unknown consequences, yet to be discovered