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What are the green revolution advantages and disadvantages?

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The Green Revolution was initiated with the intention of ensuring food security around the globe.

Advantages:

  • 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.

Disadvantages:

  • 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.
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