The First Agricultural Revolution, also known as the Neolithic Revolution, is the transformation of human societies from hunting and gathering to farming. This transition occurred worldwide between 10,000 BC and 2000 BC, with the earliest known developments taking place in the Middle East. It changed humans lived by allowed humans to become more sedentary and avail themselves of a more reliable source of food.
First crops grown by humans
agricultural benefited from the Industrial revolution, causing the Second Agricultural Revolution. the 2 revolutions occurred from 1700 to 1900 in developed countries. used technology provided by the Industrial Revolution to increase production and distribution of products.
The Third Agricultural Revolution, also known as the Green Revolution, began in 1960s. help farmers increases in crop production in developing countries achieved by the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and high-yield crop varieties.
A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. It change how the farmers used to farm.
- Pros-Seeds are genetically changed for multiple reasons, which include improving resistance to insects and generating healthier crops, according to Healthline.com. This can lower risk of crop failure, and make crops better resistant to extreme weather.
- Cons-Food allergies in children under 18 spiked from 3.4 percent in 1997-99 to 5.1 percent in 2009-11, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, though it bears noting that there's no conclusive scientific link to GMO foods.
The difference between subsistence, sustainable, and commercial farming is, subsistence is for the farmers that focus on growing enough food to feed themselves and their families. commercial farming is a large scale of crops grows for sale. Last is sustainable is the study of relationship between organisms and the environment.
- Fun facts
- Agriculture wastes 60% or 1,500 trillion liters, of the 2,500 trillion liters of water it uses each year
- More than 6,000 different kinds of apples are grown around the world.
- Farmers often plant tall, dense trees on the edges of fruit farms.
- There are around 2.2 million farms in the United States.