The Green Revolution was initiated with the intention of ensuring food security around the globe.
- more plants lead to a reduction in greenhouse gases.
- farmers are assured of higher plant yield.
- it ensures the continuous production of food crops in and out of season.
- more plants ultimately lead to a reduction in the price of food in the global market.
- it aims at ensuring food security for the global market.
- the methods of growing these plants are not sustainable. e.g. it requires large amounts of fertilizers, land, etc.
- the biodiversity that featured lands suitable for cultivation has been wiped off completely.
- due to similarities in the genetic material of the plants, they are susceptible to large-scale infestation and destruction by pests or disease.
- the chemicals and genetic modifications may lead to inter-species cross-pollination, and subsequently, leads to the creation of invasive plants.