The Green Revolution

In the middle of last century, Norman Borlaug, who later won the Noble Prize for saving populations from famine, introduced several measures to increase crop yield. On top of the introduction of technologies which allow more efficient farming, some of the proposed measures were the use of pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers.

Whereas this was something that allowed many people to survive hunger threat, it didn’t happen without hiccups, such as environmental pollution, the increased presence of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, reduced soil fertility and nutritional qualities of food.

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