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Is the Green Revolution a boon (yes) or a bane (no)?

  • The 'Green Revolution' was a bane.

    The Green Revolution may have created jobs, technology, mass production of crops, etc. It also created a lack of diversity amongst crops (GMO's), it required a significant amount of land, overpopulation, malnutrition, etc.
    The Green Revolutions reduction in genetic diversity in crops could lead to a famine because of bugs or disease mutating. The use of pesticides and herbicides to prevent this, may be harmful to humans over time. The pesticide DDT for example led to an increased chance of being diagnosed with cancer, infertility, and its unknown long term effects on the enviornment.

  • The green revolution is a boon!

    The green revolution has both economical and political factors that has helped the agriculture world. This revolution has helped both developed and developing countries with there crops by helping the genetics of certain crops for better and bigger plants. This means that they can produce more food and more quickly and more variety. In the developed countries they can produce a surplus of food and make plenty of money while creating jobs in this region. In developing countries they can sell there food for cheaper and make the starvation ratio decrease because there population is intensely increasing. Making more yields increase by 3 percent and having farm land expand. Overall poor countries get a job and food to eat and in more developed countries like the U.S they can use those crops and have commercial farming and make plenty of money as well as producing enough food.

  • The Green Revolution is a boon!

    The Green revolution has helped politically and economically in both developed and developing countries. In developing countries there is a increase of population which is leading to more poverty and starvation but with the new advances in the food like better ways of cropping and creating bigger seeds. This has helped less starvation in certain areas. With all of this it helps create plenty of jobs and having yields increase by 3 percent with the expansion of farming lands. While in developed countries there commercial farmers can produce a surplus of food and the developing countries can sell that food for cheaper which goes back to the help of the starvation issue. Another way this Green Revolution has helped is that the shifting cultivation in the tropical regions of the world helps lower the density of the population. With all of this in mind it has created more jobs, the help of decreasing the starvation in most developing countries and the start of commercial farming that has lead to all around the world.

  • Green Revolution was a Boon.

    The Green Revolution has given many countries the opportunity to become more developed and advanced. With a rapidly increasing population, countries have come up with new agricultural practices that allow farmers to achieve much greater yields from the same amount of land in order to feed people. In fact, agricultural productivity has increased faster than population growth on the global scale because of new agricultural techniques. These techniques include double-cropping, use of "miracle" seeds and the expansion of farmland. Using seeds with improved genetics means that farmers can grow an extra crop each year and the production of wheat and other grains has doubled over a few years. With a higher food supply more people are being fed and the life expectancy rates are going up. This has also led to the creation of more jobs and improvement of the quality of life for many people. Countries have been changed from starving nations into leading exporters of food, allowing wealth because of the trust in the crops succeeding. Sure, small farmers might be negatively affected by this Green Revolution; being taken over by large commercial owned farms but if that is the way to create enough food to feed the growing population then shouldn't we?

  • Trillions Can Be Spent on Green Products

    A new world economy is coming to fight global warming--going green is an industry worth trillions of dollars if companies simply put more focus on researching and developing products that are better suited for our natural environment. Such products are more expensive now, but when demand increases and supply goes up, prices eventually come down. Electric companies, farmers and big oil simply need to put more of their profits into sustainable practices in order to diversify their interests down the road. Otherwise, non-green companies will falter in the future.

  • Green Revolution Helped to Save People from Starving

    The Green Revolution has its admirable attributes as well as its negatives. However, the Green Revolution brought about policies that helped save millions of people from starvation. People can argue about long term effects of food engineering, but overall it helped to save lives. We need to be more innovative in this field in order to help more people for decades to come.

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  • It is a Boon.

    Green Revolution Helped to Save People from Starving The Green Revolution has its admirable attributes as well as its negatives. However, the Green Revolution brought about policies that helped save millions of people from starvation. People can argue about long term effects of food engineering, but overall it helped to save lives. We need to be more innovative in this field in order to help more people for decades to come.

  • Not a fail, but not completly succesful

    Yes, it is true that it helped our population, but did anyone think of what would happen to our everyday environment? Our farmers were able to grow crops for a bigger profit, that benefited them. They used harmful things that damaged our environment and our wildlife habitats. And they did nothing about it

  • I am against

    The green revolution in the late 1980s suggest the farmers to use HYV seeds. Hyv seeds are the quality of seed which are responsible for production of more crop. The green revolution aims to increase the crop production by 500 %. But i m in against because it has many demerits. I has less merits and more demerits. I degrade the soil fertility as it introduce the use of fertilizer. It also degrades the ground water level. We know that soil microbes are very much helpful for the crop production. Green revolution also leads to the destruction of helpful microorganism or bacteria. Green revolutions suggests the farmer to use fertilizer. So ultimately the soil becomes alkaline or saline due to excess use of fertiliser.

  • I am against

    The green revolution in the late 1980s suggest the farmers to use HYV seeds. Hyv seeds are the quality of seed which are responsible for production of more crop. The green revolution aims to increase the crop production by 500 %. But i m in against because it has many demerits. I has less merits and more demerits. I degrade the soil fertility as it introduce the use of fertilizer. It also degrades the ground water level. We know that soil microbes are very much helpful for the crop production. Green revolution also leads to the destruction of helpful microorganism or bacteria. Green revolutions suggests the farmer to use fertilizer. So ultimately the soil becomes alkaline or saline due to excess use of fertiliser.

  • Itis of course a bane

    Because there is a decrease in ground water due to the use of fertilizers and had no regional imbalances and only concentrated on one crop that is wheat. It caused land degradation and caused a lot of health problems . Very important thing is that it caused less diversity in crops.

  • The Green Revolution Is Bane

    The reason to it is that how much ever the green revolution has helped, it has its demerits too. So many herbicides, pesticides etc. has been used which causes harm to both the plants and animals.
    Even though it has made production of lots of crops, at the same time, it destroys its health too.

  • Green revolution is a bane

    Green revolution is bane because it has reduced and destroyed the original gene and diversity among the crops.This revolution also destroyed pests which are friendly too more over this revolution made humans unhealthy many dieases are also caused by the crops due to this revolution .So green revolution is a boon .

  • The Green Revolution Was a Bane

    While the green revolution did help in some areas I think the bad outweighed the good, The green revolution continued the expansion of farming which is a good thing but along the line they had to keep up with demand so they start improving the genetic material of the seeds. Along with the genetically modified food came health issues like the food being able to reduce the effectiveness of antibiotics. The genetic food also had a certain affect with women who had ate this food it cause a lot more birth effects. So when there is a larger land to up-keep there's more of a chance for damage crops so they used or increase the use of pesticides and fertilizers. And none of the new technology comes free so the farmers have to keep supplying the demand to pay for the equipment.

    Eventually even subsistence farmers had to sell their crops so they didn't loose their farms. Eventually they start replacing farms that cant pay their way. So to do that farmers get involved with other things which aren't all good things and they end up loosing their land anyway. Another con would be the over-use of water which could eventually cause a drought, and the land is no longer good to farm on so it no use to the farmer.

  • The Green Revolution=Bane

    The Green Revolution had its ups and downs, but it seemed more like the downs overpowered the ups. As a heavy use of pesticides and fertilizers were used, this causes the plants to become harmful to its consumers, grazing livestock like cows and sheep. And, with feeding the livestock these genetically modified crops, it becomes harmful to us as humans.

  • The 'Green Revolution' was a bane.

    The Green Revolution may have created jobs, technology, mass production of crops, etc. It also created a lack of diversity amongst crops (GMO's), it required a significant amount of land, overpopulation, malnutrition, etc.
    The Green Revolutions reduction in genetic diversity in crops could lead to a famine because of bugs or disease mutating. The use of pesticides and herbicides to prevent this, may be harmful to humans over time. The pesticide DDT for example led to an increased chance of being diagnosed with cancer, infertility, and its unknown long term effects on the enviornment.

  • The Green Revolution was a bane

    The Green Revolution had many pros but the cons outweigh the pros. The Green Revolution resulted in the degradation of land throughout the world. This resulted in land quality going down and yield of crops suffering. The Green Revolution also caused less diversity in crops due to GMO's. Some types of corn and other crops are now inedible due to these GMO's. Some countries, like Serbia, have or are trying to ban the production of GMO's. Serbia is the only country that has accomplished this in all of Europe. If only every country in the world could ban GMO's.

    The Green Revolution has also widened the gap between the rich and the poor, causing widespread poverty. There is enough food on the planet to support everyone living on it. Yet people throughout all of Africa, India, and many other countries are starving to death. This is due to poverty and the developed countries controlling the world markets.

    Serbia has a law banning the production of GMO's. Serbians say they see GMO's as a threat to agriculture and the health of the population. But, now the EU is telling Serbia to drop the GMO ban so they can join WTO. Serbians refuse to allow the country to drop the ban. If only every country in the world were to put a GMO ban in place. Would this cause a third Green Revolution?


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