Green Revolution and GMOs

By: Rachel Archangel

Bengal Famine 1943

Causes and results

Cause: Because of World War II, the British rulers made food production and supplies in India a small priority. This caused a drop in food production in the area. Conditions got worse when Indian farmers hoarded food to sell them at a higher price.

Results:The grain output in India sky increased, and it became an exporter of grains around the world.

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Green Revolution in India

3 elements

1. Continued expansion of farming areas/farmland

2.Double cropping. instead of one crop season per year they made a decesion to have 2 crop seasons. Also known as (moonsoons)

3. Using seeds with improved genetics

2 Positive results of Green Revolution in India

1.increase in production

2.advantages to farmers, getting better yield, control on many insects and pest and mechanizing improved working conditions.

Economic,Sociologic,or Political


1 created both agricultural and industrial jobs


1.created many jobs of factories and hydro electric power


1.paid back loans taken from world bank

2 limitations of the Green Revolution in India

1.india still has to import

2.still have famine like conditions

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5 positive 5 negative

5 positive

1.improved standard of living

2.provided more jobs for people

3.great social and economic impact on the world

4.amount of poor people went from 1.15 billion to 835 million people

5.raised incomes reduced prices

5 negative

1.not sustainable

2.rural people displaced from farm

3.soil depletion


5.water shortages