Green Revolution Dbq Essay

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In the mid-1900s, scientists developed new varieties of plants such as wheat and other grains that had higher yields and greater resistance to pests, diseases and drought. This was considered a long-range response to the hunger, environmental damage and global epidemics that many countries worldwide were faced with as part of World War 2. This is what was known as the Green Revolution. The Green Revolution, though it helped with a greater grain production, it also resulted in changes concerning role women within the workforce, a negative effect of the environment and traditional values specifically In Punjab India and a defined difference between the rich and the poor.
First and Foremost, with the Green Revolution came many movements and organization …show more content…

There was a rage of conflict and violence (doc 4). The author of the document Dr. Vandana Shiva is an Indian Physicist which leds to the conclusion that her opinion is well respected since she can identify the effects of the seeds better than the average person and the fact that it appears in an environmental affairs magazine shows that it was meant to inform and discredit the revolution of its advantages. Nonetheless, the revolution, provided Punjab with technologies it hadn’t seen before (Doc 2) which allowed for competition among users to see who could accomplish the most with the new technology. This challenged traditional life styles as the traditional family was replaced with the nuclear family (doc 7). Document 7 which was issued by the gov’t of the state of Punjab is meant to reflect on and credit previous values as it discusses the changes brought within lifestyles. Likewise, the Maya indigenous people suffered through cultural changes as the diversity of native seeds decreased (Doc 6). The Document emphasizes the contamination the Green Revolution inflicted on the seeds as well as mother nature. From the point of view of the members of the National Coordinating Committee of Indigenous people, the green revolution resulted in a huge …show more content…

This may have been brought about by that increased aspirations and competition that was discussed in document 7 and 2. To many the Revolution was considered a miracle and a solution that could provide sufficient food for sustenance. Nonetheless, it still remained a temporary solution ( Doc 1). Dr. Norman Borlaug being a U.S Agricultural scientists is able to accurately explain the benefits of the Green Revolution as he studied and researched the revolution more than others which makes him a reliable

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