Second Agricultural Revolution
The second Agricultural Revolution is mechanization of farming improved efficiency and it first started in Western Europe. It began in the 1700s to the 1900. It improved the efficiency of growing crops with equipment and it meant that farming could get bigger and have more food for the people. It was industrializing like many other companies were at that time. An example of the second Agricultural Revolution is crop rotation where they rotate the land used for crops and can harvest the crops while the other crops are growing. Another example is that the machinery was helping the demand the people had so they could keep up.
THe farming tractor is spraying farming chemicals for the crops to grow better for him to sell. Scientists work to keep improving the farming chemicals to get the best crops.
Third Agricultural Revolution
The third agricultural revolution is technological innovations and better ways to farm. Biotechnology is a very big part of the third revolution with scientists working hard to evolve the farming strategy. With the scientists making all of these improvements of growing crops includes GMO's. GMO's are genetically modified organisms and has changed the way humans farm. Farmers can make the crops grow way faster for the demand of food. Farmers can now make the vegetables more colorful to look more appealing.
Evolution of Food Transportation
How we get our food to other places has changed globally. Grocery stores can have fruit from countries across the world. Before there were planes and trucks that can keep food fresh for days people had to rely on their transportation and could only go around their area to gather food. In today's world we have trucks and airplanes that keep food cold and can get food that can grow in an area that is not suitable for food that can't be grown in other areas to the grocery store in your area.
The Evolution of Farming and GMO's
Farming has changed immensely over the years and years of growing crops. From hunting and gathering just to survive to growing crops to sell to the world. A very huge way that farming has changed is called GMO's. GMO;s are genetically modified organisms. They have many pros and cons because it is fairly new. The pros are resistant to insects, tolerance for heat, cold, and drought, and crop yield. The potential cons are allergies, antibiotic resistance, or cancer.