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When all trees have been cut down, when all animals have been hunted, when all waters are polluted, when all air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. - Cree Prophecy

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Borlaug, green revolution and some facts.

You all would have seen the News report about Norman Borlaug's death. So obviously you know that he was the father of green revolution.
I was so fed up of the coverage and the paeans being sung about him with not a single article about the facts or atleast some shades of truth somewhere about the fall-side of the green revolution. Inadvertent or otherwise many proponents of GR did not realise they fell a prey and lost the art of sustainable agriculture and did push the modern agri beyond repair with the many ill fall outs. The main impact being on environment, next the livelihood of farmers (why else so many suicides here?), sustainability and water. I mention water separately from environment bcos one has to see (read) it to believe the impact of green revolution (chemical farming) on water.

Then I visited Devinders blog and came to know he had indeed written an article in DNA which I missed out. Am sure most of you would have missed that too. so here it is for you to read and masticate.

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