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The Green Revolution is essentially the effort to increase agricultural yields throughout the world and more specifically less developed countries The Green Revolution began in 1945 when Norman Borlaug a microbiologist and geneticist with the help of CIMMYT successfully bred a high yield variety HYV of wheat Haberman pars 3-4 Although very controversial the Green Revolution transformed farming through improvements such as high yield varieties HYVs of crops genetically modified GMOs crops and more resourceful methods of cultivation With these agricultural developments came both overt challenges and successes These successes comprising of the mass production of crops environmentally safe methods of farming and innovative nutrient-rich products have made it possible for a much larger portion of the world to enjoy a healthier and more regular diet During the mid 1960s and continuing throughout the 1970s high yield varieties HYV of wheat and rice increased food production throughout the entire world Borlaug communicates In India in 1965 123 metric tons of wheat were produced under near ideal conditions Last year 1971 this had risen to 20 millions metric tons While in Pakistan in 1965 the harvest was 46 million tons and last year 1971 it had risen to 84 or almost doubleqtd in Johnson 5 India and Pakistan gained a greater agricultural output due to the introduction of HYV crops into their farming systems These newly developed HYV crops otherwise known as dwarf plants were smaller in size and grew faster than regular wheat and rice This aspect of dwarf plant growth was very effective as the energy stimulated growth in the seeds rather than in the stalks Dwarf Plants par1 which are useless for human consumption Thus food production was greatly enhanced causing a decrease in market price Additionally the low market price made this food source available to the world One could say that the Green Revolution helped developing regions of the world to enjoy a more consistent diet Finally the worlds food
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