green revolution


: the great increase in production of food grains (such as rice and wheat) due to the introduction of high-yielding varieties, to the use of pesticides, and to better management techniques

Examples of green revolution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To power this green revolution, China has also invested massively in securing mineral which has helped the country dominate the processing of key metals for the green revolution — for example 95 per cent of European solar modules are Chinese. María Mendiluce, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 By staying informed and adaptable, marketers and executives in the CleanTech space can turn potential challenges into competitive advantages, ensuring their companies not only participate in the green revolution but lead it. Dan Mahoney, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 The country rejected China and embraced Washington and Europe to help build a $250 million rail corridor that will channel cobalt, copper and other critical minerals out of Angola and its neighbors, diversifying U.S. supplies of raw materials critical to the green revolution. Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2024 In the 1960s and ’70s, the U.S.-led green revolution focused on producing more food — specifically more maize, wheat, and rice — using fertilizers, pesticides and hybrid seeds. Somini Sengupta, New York Times, 22 Jan. 2024 The green revolution soon improved food security, and a mixture of economic development and access to education and family planning brought down birth rates in much of the world. Mara Hvistendahl, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2016 The artificial sequestering of nitrogen into fertilizer sparked a green revolution that enabled the human population to double. Amy Brady, Scientific American, 17 Oct. 2023 On the one hand, a new green revolution is genuinely underway, with trillions of dollars being spent to reduce planet-warming emissions. David Gelles, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2023 Shipping and freight have also finally embraced the green revolution. John Rossant, Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2023

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First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of green revolution was in 1968

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“Green revolution.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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