The second Agricultural Revolution
- The second agricultural revolution coincided with the Industrial Revolution. Technology provided by the Industrial Revolution increased the production and distribution of products.
- The 2 revolutions occurred from 1700 to 1900 in developed countries.
- fields were now doubled or tripled in size
- Mechanization increased in productivity and allowed population to increase
The Third Agricultural Revolution
-Bio technology (Changing and organism's genetics.)
Technological innovations and scientific farming methods
this increased the process in producing crops and allowed population to increase.
Starting in the 1900's and currently in progress, the Third Agricultural Revolution developed Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's)
Genetically Modified Organisms
GMO's are used for increased milk and egg production and higher meat proportions.
GMO's modify crops to grow at a faster rate to increase food production.
Pros: Genetically modified foods have stronger colors, an increase shelf life, eliminates seeds and can also provide nutritional benefits.
Cons: GMO's can cause allergic reactions and cause the effectiveness of antibiotics to work against illnesses.