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ETHICS CASE STUDY: Do you think, Green Revolution did more harm than good to people and the regions where it was implemented? Analyse each of the problems mentioned above and comment if it is ethical to disrupt nature and force new technologies to alter traditional methods. (250 Words)

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25 November 2015

  1. Some critics argue that the Green Revolution, which is normally praised for ensuring food sufficiency in countries like India, is also the cause of following problems:
  1. Caused environmental harm through substantial use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides
  2. Made agriculture in the developing world dependent on Western agribusiness products such as hybrid seed and fertilizers
  3. Disrupted long-standing social systems in rural areas
  4. Advocated a blanket solution to agricultural problems rather than regional approaches
  5. Significantly undermined regional foods and genetic biodiversity

Do you think, Green Revolution did more harm than good to people and the regions where it was implemented? Analyse each of the problems mentioned above and comment if it is ethical to disrupt nature and force new technologies to alter traditional methods.  (250 Words)