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The toxic consequences_of_the_green_revolution

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The Green Revolution is causing toxic consequences in India.

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The toxic consequences_of_the_green_revolution

  1. 1. Sandra Wamsley
  2. 2. [Click on your answer.] A movement to makeA movement to bring the things more color green into the environmentally friendly world. around the world. A movement to produce more food around the world.
  3. 3.  Not exactly. The movement was to give countries the ability to produce more food locally to be able to feed more people and solve the world hunger problem. It was started in the 1940s in Mexico, and after success there, moved worldwide. Continue
  4. 4.  Not exactly. The movement was to give countries the ability to produce more food locally to be able to feed more people and solve the world hunger problem. It was started in the 1940s in Mexico, and after success there, moved worldwide. Continue
  5. 5.  Right! The movement was to give countries the ability to produce more food locally to be able to feed more people and solve the world hunger problem. It was started in the 1940s in Mexico, and after success there, moved worldwide. Continue
  6. 6.  Four years ago, the Green Revolution made this country able to feed itself using modified seeds, fertilizer, and pesticides. Now, the benefits of the Green Revolution are being weighed down by harmful consequences and chemical pollution.
  7. 7.  The Green Revolution gave India the resources to maximize their farming output, but the consequences of these chemical pesticides and fertilizers is polluting drinking water. The polluted drinking water is causing cancer concerns in Punjab. “The earth is now addicted to the use of these chemicals.”
  8. 8.  The chemical pollution has caused a rise in cancer as well as renal failure, stillborn babies, and birth defects. These effects have been attributed to the overuse and misuse of pesticides and herbicides. The problem is that rural farmers don’t know proper usage and disposal techniques.
  9. 9.  Organic farmers can sell their organically grown crops at more than twice the price, and get more profit because they don’t need to buy expensive seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides. “The Green Revolution has devastated the entire ecosystem of our society.”
  10. 10.  Many farmers are trying to switch back to organic farming techniques in an attempt to salvage what’s left. “What are your achieving by feeding people at the cost of their health?”
  11. 11.  What kind of implications is this having for India? What is causing all of these problems in India? What do you think the Punjabi citizens should do?
  12. 12. Pepper, D. (2008, July 7). The toxic consequences of the green revolution. US News Politics, Retrieved from http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2008/ 07/07/the-toxic-consequences-of-the-green- revolutionBriney, A. (2010, May 5). History and overview of the green revolution. About.com Geography, Retrieved from http://geography.about.com/od/globalproblem sandissues/a/greenrevolution.htm

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