Summary #3 - Seth Braunstein Professor Isbell The greening...

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Seth Braunstein Professor Isbell The greening of the green revolution By David Tilman http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v396/n6708/full/396211a0.html This article by David Tilman takes a closer look at the positive and negative effects of the Green revolution. Tilman examines the revolutionary methods used during the Green Revolution and weighs the positives against the negatives. Tilman also discusses alternative agricultural processes that may be able to ensure equal effectiveness while reducing harm to the environment. Due to the success of modern agriculture, the quantity of food worldwide has increased tremendously with a population that has nearly doubled in the last 40 years. Unfortunately, with these revolutionary techniques come major faults such as, “Contamination of groundwaters, release of greenhouse gases, loss of crop genetic diversity and eutrophication of rivers, streams, lakes and coastal marine ecosystems” (Tilman). In addition, due to loss of soil fertility and numerous crop and animal diseases
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