Green revolution and GMOs

Adrion Reed

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

The Bengal famine in1943 is the worst recorded food disaster, an estimate of 4 million people died of hunger that year alone. The causes were becuase of food shortages and the result of hysteria related to World War Two which made food supply a low priority for the British rulers.

Three basic elements of the green revolution in India

1)continued expansion of farming areas

2)double-cropping existing farmland

3)using seeds with improved genetics

Two positive results of the Green Revolution in India

1)The green rebolution resulted in a record grain output of 131 million tons in 1978-79.This established India as one of the worlds biggest agricultural producers.

2)Yield per unit of farmland improved by more than 30 percent

Three positive economic results of the Gren Revolution in India

1)industrial growth created new jobs and contributed to the countries GDP

2)India paid back all loans it had taken

3)created dams and the money stored was used to create hydroelectric power

positives of GMOs

1) better taste

2) increased nutrients

3) resistance to disease and pests

4) faster output of crops

5) farmers can grow more food on less land

negatives of GMOs

1)potential health risks

2)environmental damage

3)no economic value

4)cross pollinations

5)financial impacts

limitations of the green revolution in India

1)India has failed to extend the concept off high-yield valued seeds to all crops or all regions

2)Indias agriculture output sometimes falls short on demand