Agriculture How has it changed

First Agricultural Revolution

11 thousand years ago, humans started domesticating plants and animals, rather than hunting and gathering. Humans could stay in one place with good soil, rather than moving to where the different animals went. The first crops that were planted by humans were wheat and corn.

Second Agricultural Revolution

Around the 1700's farming started becoming more industrialized. People started using less manual labor, and started developing machines like the seed drill and the horse collar to make farming easier. More people started moving to urban areas, because there was less farmers needed.

Third Agricultural Revolution

In the 1900's farming changed drastically. Scientists and engineers started developing technologies to make farming more efficient and faster. Scientists started making chemical fertilizers instead of natural fertilizers. This made crops grow faster, and weeds/insects die. They started genetically modifying crops to give them certain qualities.

GMO's

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms, and there is a lot of good things about these, but there is also a lot of bad things. GMO's are used by almost everyone today, and they modify the crop to make it grow faster, or produce more food. Many people disagree with GMO's because they do not have to label their food. They are not naturally grown, and many chemicals are used on them.

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