Green Revolution and GMO's
By: Anand Singh Pd. 3
What were the causes and results of the Bengal Famine in 1943?
Briefly describe the three basic elements of the Green Revolution in India
List two positive results of the Green Revolution in India
List three positive economic, sociologic, or political results of the Green Revolution in India
A sociological result was that the Green Revolution created many jobs for the agricultural workers and industrial workers by the creation of lateral facilities such as factories and hydro-electric power.
A political result is that India transformed from a starving nation to an exporter of food. This earned admiration for India in the comity of nations, especially in Third World.
Briefly describe two limitations of the green Revolution in India
Another limitation was that India failed to extend the concept of high-yield value seeds to all crops or all regions. Not all of the regions in India are receiving a sufficient amount of seeds to produce a large quantity of food.
Concerns over the Green Revolution
Pros of GMO's
- The taste of the crops are better tasting due to some of the ingredients within the substance they inject into the plant.
- The quality of the crops will be much better.
- The plants and animals that have been genetically modified, can become more resistant to potential diseases or viruses.
- There are more nutritious benefits where the crop and be inserted with vitamins and minerals.
- The amount of plants or animals produced can be greatly increased due to the alter of the DNA.
Cons of GMO's
- The GMO's could cause environmental damage to the crops or the animals.
- The GMO's take as long as it would for a normal seed so there is no economic value.
- Studies have shown that many GMO's have set up a chain of allergic reactions across people who consume those types of crops or the genetically modified animals.
- The tests are not always 100% effective. There could be many sources of error.
- Some people would want 100% natural food but they would not be alerted that the crop was genetically modified.