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Brittany Hastings Green Revolution The Green Revolution all began with a man by the name of Norman Borlaug. Some time during the 40’s in Mexico, “wheat rust” was an enormous issue that was affecting wheat yields. Borlaug went searching for wheat that was resistant to rust. Out of a little under 10,000 varieties, only two proved to be rust resistant. Borlaugs’ plan was to find a way to better the crops by eliminating “wheat rust”. So, with the two proven varieties, he and associates went to work by breeding the two varieties by the technique of crossing. His brilliant idea worked and Mexico had booming healthy crops. If it were not for the above scientific experiments, agriculture would not be what it is now or predicted to be. The Green Revolution has given farmers better irrigation systems, better fertilizer and pesticides. Many believe the G.R. has nothing but negative effects such as, damaging the environment and ruling out many species. The biggest criticism yet, is people are afraid it will only keep poor people worse than before. They
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course AG 201 taught by Professor Dillivan during the Spring '08 term at Southeast Missori State University.

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