The Green Revolution
By: Edward Chung
The father of the Green Revolution was Norman Borlaug. Population grows geometrically but agriculture is only able to grow at a linear rate, therefore it is necessary to produce more food. The Green Revolution is the rapid diffusion of biotechnology to improve agricultural techniques. This helped prevent starvation in many countries and saved millions, if not billions of lives.
The main goal of the Green Revolution is to stop hunger in Less Developed Countries (LDC). It uses biotechnology to improve the agricultural techniques in these third world countries.