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Unformatted text preview: happened since 1967, rice and wheat bred really fast for tropical and subtropical climate in several developed countries. On the upside, green revolution technology increased crop yields, and it might help the hunger problem in worldwide. On the downside, it is indisputable that these increases were distributed unevenly among regions and socioeconomic classes, as well as we spend a lot on irrigation, land quality, government support, markets, and infrastructure. In the case of Green Revolution farming, the chemicals used pollute our land, air, and water; the switch from heavily rotated multiple crops to mono-cropping or dual-cropping reduces total soil fertility and the nutritional value of our food. The benefits of higher yield outweighed the costs of uneven distribution of green revolution. Resource: http://www.biothai.org/cgi-bin/content/rights/show.pl?0009...
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2009 for the course BIO 120 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07