The Three Agriculture Revolutions By: makayla buckley

First Agriculture Revolution

First Agriculture Revolution was also known as Neolithic Revolution, it was the transformation of human societies from hunting and gathering to farming. This occurred between 10,000 BC and 2,000 BC. Humans started farming and raising animals. This changed the way human lived because, from now on most humans would live in fixed locations that ranged from villages to cities. The first crops grown by humans was wheat, in places in the middle east.

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Second Agriculture Revolution

The Second Agriculture Revolution helped to improve food production to feed more than just than a farmer and a village. This occurred in 1815 and ended in 1880. Some changes that happened are railroads cut down from transporting goods and planting crops in rows is now becoming common because it's easier. Farming changed with new inventions, also new fertilizer.

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Third Agriculture Revolution

The Third Agriculture Revolution was when biotechnology began with farming This occurred about 250 years after the second agriculture revolution. Changes that happened are development in chemicals, new technology and new uses for products have been discovered. Modern day farming has many changes because of the technology being discovered.

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Genetically modified organisms

A GMO is when people modify crops so they will yield more. Plants and animals changed because of biotechnology. Some advantages of a GMO was more resistance to weeds and diseases. But there was also disadvantages like mixing genes from different organisms.

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