There were many causes and consequences of the Green Revolution from 1945 to now. The causes consist of starvation, poverty, and worn out land



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There were many causes and consequences of the Green Revolution from 1945 to now. The causes consist of starvation, poverty, and worn out land. The consequences are higher food supply, reduced genetic diversity, and soil erosion.

Documents 3,4, and 5 all state some of the causes of the Green Revolution. Document 3 discusses that half of the world population has inadequate food and is facing poverty. The document then states how technical knowledge can fix this issue. The speaker of this document, Harry Truman, is the President of the United States. He is motivated and determined to fix the problem of third world hunger. Document 4 has the same idea as document 3. Document 4 addresses the problem of world hunger and worn out land. The document states at the end how the Green Revolution has temporarily fixed this problem. Document 5 talks about the pioneers of Green Revolution and how without those farmers in the Punjab, the Green Revolution would not have been a success.

Documents 1, 2, 6, and 9 address positive outcomes of the Green Revolution. Document 1 is a graph showing the increase of wheat yields in Mexico and India from 1950-2010. The increase is a good thing, therefore a positive consequence. Document 2 is also a graph and it shows the food supply and world population. On the graph at around 1950 the food supply starts to get larger than the population which would be a positive outcome. Document 6 discusses the agriculture and how it's making Mexican farmers which. This is a positive effect. In document 9 it explains how the Green Revolution has increased aspirations. This would also be positive.

In documents 7, 8, and 10 it explains the negative consequences of the Green Revolution. Document 7 explains how T has limited women’s wage earning opportunities and increased their labor. This would be a negative effect. Document 8 listed many negative outcomes of the Green Revolution such as reduced genetic diversity and water shortages. The speaker of the document is Dr. Vandan Shiva, and Indian physicist. Her motive is to bring awareness to the negative effects that the Green Revolution has brought the Punjab. In the document she expresses her worry. In document 10 it discusses the loss of the Maya's native seeds. This is a negative outcome. The speaker of the document is the Guatemalan National Coordinating Committee of Indigenous Peasants. In the document the committee expressed their sadness about the loss of their native seeds.



An additional document that would be necessary is an updated graph or excerpt from a speech. The most recent document that was provided was one from 2006. An updated document would give a better understanding of the effects of the Green Revolution now.


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