This site offers an essay that examines
how the results of the modernization of agriculture through more
efficient “inputs” (new and better seeds that allow multiple crops per
growing season, petroleum-based fertilizer and pesticides to sustain
higher yields, tractors to handle larger fields necessary to make it
all profitable) seemed destined to end poverty and hunger by the end of
the twentieth century.
Task What are the Green Revolution’s achievements? What are its failures? What are its legacies and lessons?