Green Revolution and GMO's

By Nathan Mathews

Cause and Result of the Bengal Famine of 1943

Cause: The cause of the Bengal Famine of 1943 was because of the lack of food production. WW2 also caused the British not to focus on the Indians as much which made them not prioritize the state of India. Finally, the rich and wealthy of india was believed to hoard food.

Effect: The effect was the death of 4 million people from starvation which caused the green revolution. This directly resulted in business men not hoarding food for profits again.

Basic Elements of the Green Revolution

  1. Land cultivation is a major component in the Green Revolution. Directly after the Green Revolution, but expansion could not keep up with the rising demand.
  2. Double Cropping in one seasons is another major component of the Green Revolution. It relies on one artificial and one natural monsoon per season
  3. Genetically modified seeds is the last major component in the Green Revolution, it allowed better crops to be produced.

Positive Results of the Green Revolution in India

  • The green revolution allowed india to be a major exporter of grain
  • The industrial growth from the green revolution provided more jobs and industrial growth for India

Positive Economic Results from Green Revolution

Social: Business men are no longer allowed to hoard food for profits

Economical: India became a major exporter for grain and rice.

Political: It made the Indian legislative system get their act together.

Limitations of the Green Revolution

  • The green revolution worked to make India a better exporter, but they are still not a self sufficient county and import food. It is debated if the Green Revolution is a long term solution.
  • The Green Revolution has increases production in some areas of india but others are still lacking in crop production. This makes food accessibility different depending on where you live.
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