First Agricultural Revolution
The first agricultural revolution is when humans started growing their own crops instead of eating wild berries/grains and hunting animals. It is believed to have began around 11,000 BC. Humans accomplished an easier life by growing their own food instead of depending on wild animals and plants.
Second Agricultural Revolution
In the second agrucultural revolution, people started using artificial feed for livestock and better fertilizer for crops. This enabled farmers to use less crops to feed their livestock and keep more for themselves/for sale. The second agricultural revolution occured from 1815-1880.
Third Agricultural Revolution
The third agricultural revolution is when people started manufacturing and processing crops. The third agricultural revolution began in the 1960's and is still our current agricultural revolution. Creating GMO's reduces risk of disease in the food and can speed up production.
What are GMO's?
GMO’s are crops or livestock modified injecting a certain form of genetic modifier. They can be injected with a certain gene to make them more resistant toward pests. Pros: Not being infested by bugs, and more nutrition. Cons: Not widely tested.
What is the difference between subsistance, sustainable, and commercial farming?
Subsistence is self-sufficient farming.
Sustainable is farming with ecology.
Commercial is a large production of crops intended for sale.
4 Fun Facts
Fruit farming began sometime between 6000 and 3000 B.C.
Figs were one of the first cultivated fruit crops.
For every $1 spent on food, farmers get less than 12 cents for the raw product.
In 1954, the number of tractors on farms surpassed the number of horses and mules for the first time.
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