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The pioneers of the green revolution as forerunners of today's ecological and biotechnological revolutions

Țapu, Codrin (2013): The pioneers of the green revolution as forerunners of today's ecological and biotechnological revolutions. Published in: AGRARIAN ECONOMY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT - REALITIES AND PERSPECTIVES FOR ROMANIA , Vol. 4, No. ISSN – 2285-6803; ISSN – L – 2285-6803 (21 November 2013): pp. 130-135.

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Abstract

This paper presents the milestones of the Green Revolution, outlining its role in the development of today's sustainable and biotechnological agriculture, as well as Romanian contribution. In order to do this we used the material found in papers and books on the research in agriculture from the 1940's to the late 1980's. Current sustainable agriculture and biotechnological advancement, including the creation of genetically modified organisms could never have been possible without the Green Revolution. Reducing the height of the stalk allowed the production of high yielding cultivars that now are and will be used and modified with genetic engineering methods in the context of a sustainable agriculture. We conclude the paper with proposing a model for the New “Really Green” Revolution.

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