The Green Revolution
Solving The World's Food Crisis
Running Out of Food
In as few as 50 years, the world's population could double. Currently in Less Developed Countries around the world, there is not enough food to sufficently feed their citizens, let alone the future population with double the size. Innovation is the only way to solve this.
What is the Green Revolution?
The Green Revolution was started in 1943. It used biotechnology to fight world hunger, to allivate starvation and improve the living quality of citizens around the world. By creating new genetically modified strands of wheat, rice, maize and other grains, they could become resistant to insects, diseases and could have a higher yield per plant, solving starvation.
Benifits for Farmers
The Green Revolution gave farmers new skills for self sustainablity. The income of farmers went up, there was an improved economy and improved qualities of life. Farmer could use less land, and grow a larger yield per year.
Benifits for Citizens
The economy of an entire country skyrockets after the Green Revolution, helping all the citizens. Also, the new plants can carry vacines, making medical care easier to obtain, and additional protein, fighting malnutrition. This improves the quality of life for everyone in a country.
Where Has The Green Revolution Already Helped?
Mexico was one of the first places to gain the green revolution. In 1943, when the Green Revolution started, Mexico imported half of their wheat. 13 years later, they were self sufficient. 8 years after that, Mexico exported half a million tons of wheat every year.
India's Green Revolution
India has been one of the places most affected by the Green Revolution. India used double cropping to get twice the harvest in one year. They also used seeds with superior genetics, such as the K68 wheat variety. This resulted in a record grain output of 131 million tons in one year, establishing India as one of the world's biggest agricultural produces. Yield per unit of farmland improved by more than 30%. India was able to pay back all loans taken to support the Green Revolution and had its economy improved greatly. In fact, some developed countries requested to borrow Indian farmers that understood the methods of the Green Revolution so they could have their own economic growth. Jobs were created for agricultural workers and industrial workers, and the countries economy soared.