The Green Revolution
What is the Green Revolution?
The Green Revolution changes agriculture, mostly in a very positive way, by increasing food production in an area. Scientists can manipulate and enhance seeds by breeding plants and animals and genetically improving them to fit the needs of the people and allow them to adapt to their environment. The revolution also introduced fertilizers, pesticides, and machinery that dramatically increased food growth.
- The amount of crops grown all year will highly increase.
- Instead of only one harvesting season, two crops are grown and crops can be grown and sold almost year round.
- This will increase food exports and allow farmers to have higher incomes.
Genetically Improved Seeds
- Seeds can fit the needs of the nutrition that the people are lacking.
- Seeds can be bred to adapt better to the environment.
- Seeds are modified so they are protected against diseases.
Higher rates of food production
- Foods are produced year round.
- Farmers are able to grow and produce more food on less land.
- A diverse selection of crops may be grown.
- The use of pesticides can kill off any harmful insects that may affect the plants.
- Machinery is used to more effectively harvest and clean crops.
- Fertilizers are used to boost the growth of plants.