First Agricultural Revolution
The First Agricultural revolution occurred in 10,000 BC and 2,000 BC. Humans Domesticated plants and animals. It changed the way people lived by it allow the less people to farm and also forced people to settle down.
Wild rice was one of the first crops grown by humans
Wheat was one of the first grown crop by humans
Second Agricultural Revolution
Early Agricultural equipment
The second agricultural revolution was from the 1700’s to the 1800’s. This was when tools like the plow and the seed drill were invented and used by europeans. Also systems like crop rotation were created and used. Allowing more efficiency for farmers.
Third Agricultural Revolution
Using big machines to farm wheat
The third agricultural revolution occurred between the 1940’s to today. This was the experimentation with farming in attempt to increase crop yields. Much of this experimentation was done with genetically modifying crops creating GMO’s. This allows farmers to have less labors per amount of food harvested.
GMOs in Food
Someone injecting GMOs into a tomato
Genetically modified organisms or GMOs are crops that have had their genetic code changed. They have changed farming by allowing farmers to have more successful yields. Examples of GMOs would be making crops more resistant to heat or creating a crop that can grow faster. Although GMOs have some disadvantages most notably increased allergic reactions and increased resistance to antibiotics.