What are the disadvantages of the Green Revolution?

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Some of the disadvantages of the Green Revolution include water shortages, soil erosion, increased vulnerability to pests, reduced amounts of fertile soil and limited amounts of food crops for the general population. Led by Norman Borlaug, the Green Revolution included the development of high-yield grains, expanded migration infrastructures, modern management techniques and synthetic fertilizers.

Instead of creating an abundance of food, the high-yield grains have introduced a whole new breeding ground for pests and created new diseases. Punjab, a geographical region in South Asia, is often cited as one of the most successful Green Revolution stories. Instead the region is filled with diseased soil, pest-infested crops, violence, water-logged deserts and sad farmers. Instead of creating abundance and peace, the region is now filled with discontent and conflict.

Initially, the Green Revolution brought money to many of the farmers, especially in the form of subsidies. Now these very farmers that the Green Revolution helped are facing high bills that can’t be paid due to wasted farmland. As a solution, farmers are encouraged to produce fruits and vegetables for the export market in order to make money. Foods that are needed for survival in the region, such as grain and rice, are now being ignored.

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