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Lecture 3

by: Alexandra Torres

Lecture 3 ISS 310

Alexandra Torres
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People and Environment (I)
Dr. Lucero Radonic

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Alexandra Torres on Monday September 21, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to ISS 310 at Michigan State University taught by Dr. Lucero Radonic in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 22 views. For similar materials see People and Environment (I) in Social Work at Michigan State University.

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Date Created: 09/21/15
Lecture 3 The Green revolution 0 Two perspectives 1 Technical The creation of bioengineered seeds This seeds will produce more food Need more water and fertilizers Creates more variety of seeds 0 Increased crop yields of basic cereals like rice and wheat o Anthropological perspective The green revolution is the adoption of modern agricultural practices in less technologically developed countries 0 What where the political social and economic changes High yielding varieties More yield less time to maturity They need a lot of fertilizers They need controlled irrigation They need more water especially in dry areas like Mexico and Africa POLITICS 1990 Rockefeller sends people to Mexico to research local grains Mexico was going into a process of nationalism The government expropriated land Nazi expansion 1940 RESULTS New wheat Fertilizer package gave more wheat yields in the irrigated lands Created importations and exportations Which creates pro t COLD WAR THE GREEN REVOLUTION INSTEAD OF THE RED ONE 0 1949 China becomes communist 1950 Wars is south east Asia Hunger affects the political communist interest That is why Rockefeller in 1950 develops the agricultural program 0 Food for peace is created They send this High Yielding varieties to countries that needed help In exchange they wanted to have an open Economy with the US M PACTS Food security and nutrition It was good because crops where developed But it was uneven Decreased the reliance of underdeveloped countries on food grain imports Problem There was a loss on variety on people s diet Unequal adoption Middle class bene ted but poor people where even more poor Why Because they depend on the market exchange There was a high credit change and they needed to get loans and lost their agricultural lands Environment Use less land to produce more food But you can only produce one crop With no crop rotation the genetic diversity shrinks You also increase the use of water THE BLUE REVOLUTION It has going on for the past 30 years First shing was a form on foraging Blue revolution means that we can also cultivate the ocean 80 of the world 5 sh stocks are overexploited 48 Fish that we consume or buy Today we create sh farms Systems of shing 0 LA ALMADRABA Waits for the tuna to migrate to the cost and try to take them out foraging This is a tradition for the male community Very labor intensive still practiced 1960 Governments and industries increase the shing capacity creates more jobs and wants to feed the world 0 The state provided subsidies to develop tuna shing 0 The production of sh increased dramatically Highly mechanized production 0 When the demand is too high the price increases dramatically Tuna became a high quality product High change value vs low use value This became a commodity


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