Class Notes (807,726)
Canada (492,831)
ES102 (20)

ES102 Week 10, Lecture 2.docx

2 Pages
Unlock Document

Wilfrid Laurier University
Environmental Studies
Robert Mc Leman

Environmental Studies Week 10, Lecture 2  Green Revolution was deliberate attempt to increase crop quality and yields in developing nations  Scientists began developing food plant varieties that were tailored to produce higher yields in developing countries, it has been successful in many places By Products of Green Revolution  Improved plant varieties typically require more water, fertilization, etc.  Risks: damage to ecosystems from agro-chemicals, alteration of hydrological, nutrient cycles, soil degradation, increased fossil fuel demands, increased fossil fuel demands, ozone depletion by chemical refrigerants, destruction of rural communities Current Agro-Environmental Problems  How to manage animal waste, conversion of forests, grasslands to grazing lands, monocultures  People worried about safety of genetically modified plants and animals  i.e. Tomato Flavr Savr—the tomato stays fresh longer than an organic tomato Potential Benefits of GMOs  Develops plant varieties that are inherently resistant to common pests, reduce need for agro chemicals  Plants can be made more tolerant of environmental stresses life salinization drought,  Improve nutritional value Risks of GMO  Short term, don’t know long term
More Less

Related notes for ES102

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.