The Three Agriculture Revolutions BY:Serge Rabikau

The first agricultural revolution

The first agricultural revolution was mainly focused on the domestication of the plants and animals, it began 11,000 years ago and it really had a huge impact on the world that we live in today. It also focused on staying in one place and not moving around and hunting for food, but to focus on farming. That gave people more opportunities to find new jobs and to explore for those that didn't work on a farm. They could help out those farmers with trade and with new tools to use at the farm.

Plant: It was discovered that in between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and the people that were there they made sure that the plants had as much as the seeds needed the water to grow, and also they planted so that the plants would have the right amount of sun. Weeks months go by and some of the plants that they go were wheat, barley, lentils, and types of peas. But in other places like China it was mostly into rice, and South America was in to potatoes (National Geographic Society 1) .

Animals: When people started to domesticate plants they also started to domesticate animals as well. The people started to tame them so that they can make or get from them food, and can make shelters and weapons out of there bones. It is also believed that goats were the first animal to get domesticated and following that is the sheep. Also in the Southeast Asia, chickens were domesticated (National Geographic Society 1).

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The Second agricultural revolution

The second agricultural revolution happened in between 1700 and 1900, in the more developed countries. Those developed countries were mostly in the industrial revolution that technology helped them to factor and distribute the products easier and more efficient. But the fields doubled even tripled but the same number of labor workers, and because of this it increased the productivity and allowed for the population to grow both on locally and globally (AP Human Geography: Agricultural).

How did it affect farming change? With the industrial revolution happening in the developed countries and the opportunities that they had. With the pace that the revolutions were going and new things were being developed, it really played a huge part as the other three revolutions.

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This was invented in North America, it was really popular because at that time cotton was one of the main plants that they domesticated and gathered. Also this machine made the work easier for the people that were going to use the cotton. That was one of the machines that made it easier for the domestication in the US, but there is also more machines that were used but this is one of them.

The Third Agricultural Revolution

The third and so far the last agricultural revolution that we know of today has started in the late nineteenth century. The third or green agricultural revolution it made it available for combination of technologies and (Apcentral 1). With the new technology and studies they found out how to use all of the land more and make it useful to feed thousands of people in that area. With that they also had two main practise for farming and they are, "the introduction of newer higher-yield seeds and the expanded use of fertilizers". With this going on lots of things would also increas like, population, production on agricultural and lots more. Experts say and believe that because of this agricultural revolution it increased the population dramatically (lewis historical society 1)

Some other facts about this revolution is that GMO was invented. It is when you modify the DNA of an plant or animal (seedsofdeception 1). With the GMO being discovered the scientists and some farmers want to see what it was about and so when they started to find out how it worked they were amazed. With the modification of animals and making them large and grow faster and that made some farmers go with the GMO way. Also some of the pros of the GMO is that it is easy to modify a plant and animal. Second it can speed up the growthness of the plants or animals, and that means that they will grow quicker and at the same time bigger. Third and last is you can get what you want, for a example you can make the breast bigger in the chickens and the rest to be the same or you can make the legs too bigger you can do anything you want to it basically. The cons to this is are that they can create disease like diabetes or other worse disease. Second they can also kill a human with all of the food that they eat with the GMO it can damage the humans body. Third and last is that the companies and some farmers don't care if there are GMO foods they sell they do not think about there customers and they do not treat their health right. In conclusion for companies they will make money but for the customers they will buy it cheap.

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