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Agricultural Revolutions

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The transition from foraging to agriculture—the Neolithic revolution—began about twelve thousand years ago. It changed three basic human relationships—with other species, the environment, and other ... More


Controversy about Agricultural Technology: Lessons from the Green Revolution

Vernon W. Ruttan

in Can Economic Growth Be Sustained?: The Collected Papers of Vernon W. Ruttan and Yujiro Hayami

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199754359
eISBN:
9780190261320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199754359.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter explores lessons relevant to the controversy surrounding the biotechnology revolution. The development and introduction of high-yielding modern varieties (MVs) of wheat, maize, and rice ... More


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