Comment: The Green Revolution

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The Green Revolution

also used WWII chemistry to grow crops: petrochemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. It dramatically increased yields, but at great cost. Treating the soil like a sponge for petrochemical inputs, depletes the soil. Also, the food grown with petroleum inputs doesn't have all of the nutrients that are found in plants grown in balanced, living soil, so supplements are necessary for complete nutrition. Green revolution is monoculture, hybridization, and petroleum based inputs.