Agricultural RevolutionAbby JOhnson & Kaitlyn Kellar
The first agricultural revolution was the Neolithic revolution. This revolution occurred 11,000 years ago. Humans domesticated plants and animals. Because of domestication humans were able to live in the same area without having to move for food. The first crop grown by humans was wheat.
The second revolution is the industrial revolution. This revolution occurred about 300 years ago. The farmers had more efficient ways to harvest their crops. They also learned how to do crop rotation. Farming changed by being able to harvest more while having a more efficient way to harvest the crops.
The third agricultural revolution is known as the green revolution. This revolution started in the 1960s and is still occurring today. They had more technology making it easier and faster to harvest. They learned different ways to make farming less physical labor and having more to do with operating machines. This picture represents some of the machinery used today.
Genetically modified organisms are plants and animals change as a result of biotechnology. They make it so animals and plants grow bigger in a shorter amount of time. They also make plants able to grow during offseason. PRO's: More resistant to weeds, pests and disease, and is sometimes higher in nutritional value. CON's: Mixing genes from different organisms, some genetically modified foods will market without a label. There are many different unknown consequences.