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Green Revolution, handouts - World Population Growth, in...

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Ninth Eighth Seventh Sixth Fifth Fourth Third Second First Billion Number of years to add each billion (year) All of Human History (1800) 130 (1930) 30 (1960) 15 (1975) 12 (1987) 12 (1999) 14 (2013) 14 (2027) 21 (2048) Sources: First and second billion: Population Reference Bureau. Third through ninth billion: United Nations, World Population Prospects: The 2004 Revision (medium scenario), 2005. World Population Growth, in Billions
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Leading up to the Green Revolution Late 1940’s : fear that rapid population growth  would soon lead to massive famines in the  developing world. 1950’s : Rockefeller foundation and Mexican govt.  create an agricultural research center – Office of  Special Studies.  Their goal - improve varieties of  wheat, rice and corn.  Lead researcher: Norman  Borlaug from U.S.
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1955 , Mexico wheat yields were low due to wheat  rust, a fungus that shrivels wheat grain Borlaug collected 8500 varieties of wheat grown  around the world and found 2 that were resistant  to wheat rust. 1957
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