Agricultural science is best described by scientists and farmers by it being the “essential, productive, and successful enterprise.” It is argued however that it is not successful because it has low profit resulting in productivity being maintained. The green revolution during the 1960s is considered a great success to agriculturists because of starvation being prevented by varieties of wheat and rice increasing yields around the world with more people being fed. Food will always be a demand no matter the price, however that is not the main reason for many not being able to eat. The demand for food is so high in every part of the world that not enough food is produced and is an ineffective demand. Conway advised for reversing the original green revolution by beginning the demands to poor households first then find the next priorities. The “next” priority is not to produce more food, but maintain it and create food security and sustain food stability for the lower class. Another issue is the use of agricultural technology to keep bugsand pests away that we all use. This however can cause genetic changes in the makeup of many and have caused many issued with the chemical compounds of the chemicals such as pesticides.
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