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Seth Braunstein Professor Isbell Why Failing to Complete Green Revolution Could Bring Next Famine http://www.ihavenet.com/Why-Failing-to-Complete-Green-Revolution-Could-Bring- Next-Famine.html This article explains the overall progress or lack there of that the Green Revolution brought to farming worldwide. It examines the large production increase in more wealthy areas that could afford the new technologies and had the physical land to increase crop yield, in comparison with the poorer countries of the world that got left behind. It also discusses how the increase in food prices with a rising demand for food could be potentially disastrous. In the 1960s when the Green Revolution sparked and farmers learned to use new fertilizers and genetically improved plants, their crop yields grew tremendously. The United States, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, was able to use these techniques and increase the amount of food that they had by so much that it was called “the greatest gain in productive efficiency of any ten-year period in the history of American farming,“(Willard Cochrane). Originally, the Green Revolution led to an
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