There was a growing need around the world to find ways to produce more food in an efficient and effective way. By being able to produce more food for less cost it would help decrease starvation around the world and help feed more people around the world.
The Green Revolution started in the late 1960’s focusing on increasing agriculture production. One of the leaders was Norman Borlaug, often called the “Father of the Green Revolution,” who is credited for saving over a billion people from starvation. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for using new technologies to create high-yielding varieties of wheat and other grain plants.
This shift in agricultural practices has had positive impacts, but the strategies and practices have raised new concerns. The use of GMO (genetically modified organisms) plants, new fertilizers, pesticides, and advances in irrigation are some of the new strategies being implemented today that created new challenges. These challenges include pesticides killing good insects for agriculture and harming other wildlife.
Increased farming modernization includes more reliance on petroleum-based fuels, but it has led to increased profits and efficiency. Also, the modernization of farming is a concern because the traditional “family farms” are vanishing.
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Required Environmental Legislation
Major Environmental Disasters
✍️ Free Response Questions (FRQs)
🏜 Unit 1: The Living World: Ecosystems
1.1Introduction to Ecosystems
1.10Energy Flow and the 10% Rule
🐠 Unit 2: The Living World: Biodiversity
2.5Natural Disruptions to Ecosystems
👪 Unit 3: Populations
3.0Unit 3 Overview: Populations
3.1Generalist and Specialist Species
3.2K-Selected r-Selected Species
🌏 Unit 4: Earth Systems and Resources
4.3Soil Composition and Properties
🏖 Unit 5: Land and Water Use
5.7Meat Control Methods
5.9Impacts of Mining
⚡️ Unit 6: Energy Resources and Consumption
6.0Unit 6 Overview: Energy Resources and Consumption
💨 Unit 7: Atmospheric Pollution
7.1Introduction to Air Pollution
7.5Indoor Air Pollutants
7.6Reduction of Air Pollutants
♻️ Unit 8: Aquatic and Terrestrial Pollution
🔥 Unit 9: Global Change
9.1Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
9.4Increases in the Greenhouse Gases
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