The Industrial Revolution was when people began to commercialize farming. They invented tools like steam engines, crop rotations, and better horse collars for mass producing what they needed. This added a technological element to farming that they never had before. These changed began in the 1600s and spread to America by the 1800s.
The Green Revolution began in the 1960s when people began to genetically engineer plants, hybridize grains for better yields, globalize production, and rely on synthetic fertilizers. This made it possible to grow certain crops in places you never could before. It also exponentially increased the amount of food produced worldwide.
Genetically modified organisms are the result of a process where the genes of one organism are artificially forced into another organism's genes. They have stronger colors, longer shelf life, eliminate seeds, and can grow in marginal environments. They have also been engineered to have higher levels of nutrients. GMOs are good because of their resistance to insects, tolerance to herbicides, tolerance to heat, tolerance to drought, tolerance to cold, and their crop yield. GMOs may be bad because they may be linked to allergies, antibiotic resistance, and cancer.
Subsistence farming is where people only grow enough food to survive.
Sustainable farming uses techniques that protect the environment.
Commercial farming is where the food is grown using advanced technology for sale on the market.
No 2 cows have exactly the same pattern of spots.
Robert Newman was banned from all farms in the United Kingdom for having sex with a goat.
'Fetch the farm' is prison slang for 'get sent to the infirmary.'
'Buy the farm' is WW2 slang for 'die or get killed.'