green revolution

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Definition of 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

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The green revolution that transformed modern agriculture has generally increased its scale. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Urban farms could be incredibly efficient—but aren’t yet," 27 Dec. 2018 Demand for some metals like neodymium and indium could grow by more than a dozen times by 2050, and there simply might not be enough supply to power the green revolution. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "We Might Not Have Enough Materials for All the Solar Panels and Wind Turbines We Need," 13 Dec. 2018 The Norwegian fertilizer company has been lauded for seeding a green revolution in Tanzania. Fortune, "SPONSOR CENTER," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of green revolution

1968, in the meaning defined above

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