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The Green Revolution vs. GM Crops
This paper examines the potential of the green revolution and genetically modified crops in combating worldwide starvation.
# 110030 | 1,377 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 14, 2008 in Engineering (Bioengineering) , Agricultural Studies (General)

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The paper provides an overview of the green revolution and its selective breeding that produced crops that were better suited to changing climate conditions and production levels. The paper discusses how these crops could help curb starvation but looks at the limitations of current practices. The paper then discusses genetically modified crops and their benefits but explains why this development must proceed with even more caution than the green revolution.

Early Methods
Helping to Curb Starvation
Limitations of Current Practices
Green Revolution Crops and GMOs

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dietsch, T., Philpott, S., Rice, R., Greenberg, R. , Bichier, P., O'Brien, T., and Kinnaird, M. Conservation Policy in Coffee Landscapes. Science Magazine. Vol. 303 (5658), p. 625b.
  • Evenson, R. Assessing the Impact of the Green Revolution. Research Seminar on Knowledge for Development. October 14, 2003. Center For International Development. Harvard University.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (FAO) Crop breeding: the Green Revolution and the preceding millennia. 2003. Accessed December 6, 2007.
  • Taylor, J. Founder of 'Green Revolution' Lauds GM Crops. June 1, 2004. Environment News. Heartland Institute. Accessed December 6, 2007.

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