The Deadly Green Revolution

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The Green Revolution is an effort that has increased crop yields throughout the world since 1950. These high yielding crops are produced by planting monocultures of genetically altered plants and by using inorganic fertilizer, irrigation water and pesticides in large quantities. It is arguable that the Green Revolution is a total success, even though it may be true that it temporarily improves the lives of millions of people. The people of today’s society are now …

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…no longer getting the necessary nutrients that it needs to be fertile. A huge amount of land is lost thanks to this. Soaring populations, increased illnesses and deaths, pollution, loss of food varieties and deterioration of the land are all factors which point to the direction that the Green Revolution is not a success. The Green Revolution drastically changed the world. To say that it was a change for the better though, would be false.