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
- 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.
- Double Cropping in one seasons is another major component of the Green Revolution. It relies on one artificial and one natural monsoon per season
- Genetically modified seeds is the last major component in the Green Revolution, it allowed better crops to be produced.
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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