Agriculture Bella Smetana

Neolithic Revolution

The Neolithic revolution occurred 10,000 BC. Humans began to cultivate crops and domesticate certain animals. The change from hunting & gathering to agriculture led to permanent settlements, the establishment of social classes, and eventually civilizations.

Industrial Revolution

The industrial revolution occurred in the 18th century. People started using machines for farming instead of doing it themselves.

Green Revolution

It occurred in the 1940´s. It provided many ways to produce higher yields of crop and has provided many methods that make preparing and maintaining the land a lot easier.

Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified organisms or gmos are genes (usually the best ones) are taken from one animal and put into another. Pros of gmos: pest resistance, disease resistance, nutrition, cold tolerance etc. Cons: human health risks, economic concerns, very hard to get rid of, reduced effectiveness.


Subsistence farming is farming only enough food to survive. Commercial farming is large-scale production of crops for sale intended for widespread distribution to wholesales or retail outlets. sustainable agriculture is the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment.

4 fun facts about agriculture

1. Figs were one of the first cultivated fruit crops. 2. More than 6,000 different kinds of apples are grown around the world. 3. Guinea pig farms can be found in Peru and other Latin American countries. 4. There are around 2.2 million farms in the United States.



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