1. What is the Green Revolution?
It is an economic model that allowed the start-up of irrigation and the use of chemical fertilizers and new seeds, with an increase in food production also is based on the magnification of the production of ecosystems and lands like agricultural productivity.
2. Describe two positive impacts and two negative impacts of this movement.
• Positive impacts
1. – One positive impact of the green revolution is that it decreased the amount of human labor and increased yield of corps such as rice and sugar cane and increasing income.
2. Greater amount of harvest per hectare. What I mean with this is by obtaining more food for each hectare cultivated help us to significantly reduce the deforestation of forest and jungles for the creation of farmland.
• Negative impacts
1. One negative impact of the green revolution is that it was created with the false excuse of ending hunger and poor countries, but otherwise, the green revolution uses excessive use of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers causing soil depletion by the cost of losing biodiversity, and agroecosystems.
2. Another negative impact could be the use of non-renewable energy for cultivation. It is a reality that in several of the cultivation processes there is the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides that generate a negative impact on the environment.