Green Revolution and GMOs
By Riley Timmerman
The Bengal Famine
All About the Green Revolution in India
3 Basic Elements of the Green Revolution
1. Continued expansion of farmland
2. Double-sropping existing farmland
3. Using seeds with improved genetics
Land under cultivation was increases in India, but this was not enough to solve the problem. The double cropping made is so all of the farmland was harvested twice a year, this was done by creating a man-made monsoon so that 2 occurred each year. The scientific part of the Green Revolution was genetic advanced seeds. the Indian Council for Agriculture Research developed HYV (high yield value) seeds like corn, wheat, rice, and millet.
Positive Results of the Green Revolution
Limitations of the Green Revolution
More Concerns of the Green Revolution
GMOs: Positives and Negatives
All About GMOs
Positives and Negatives
- insect resistant/repellant
- more food
- disease resistant
- less stress on the environment ( lower pesticide use)
- cause allergic reactions
- environmental damage
- superweeds: creating plants that are round up resistant makes it so that weeds are now adapting to be round up resistant.
- contaminate: the seeds are spreading into non GMO fields and are infesting them with GMO seeds.
- increase herbicide use