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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Green Revolution" in India Coming to a Salty End

Farmers in the Indian state of Punjab abandoned traditional farming methods in the 1960s and 1970s as part of the national program called the "Green Revolution," backed by advisers from the U.S. and other countries. Indian farmers started growing crops the American way — with chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, high-yield seeds and irrigation. Since then, India has gone from importing grain to often exporting it. But studies show the Green Revolution is heading for collapse: both economic and ecological.
Read and listen to part one here and part two here or click the image to the right for a slideshow.

posted by CASFS 2006 @ 9:12 PM


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