green revolution

noun

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

Examples of green revolution in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The co-founder of a rival cryptocurrency is pushing for a green revolution in mining. Declan Harty, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2022 The green revolution of the 1960s exported this paradigm to ex-colonial countries in South and Southeast Asia. Scientific American, 27 Dec. 2021 What initiated your interest in the green revolution and what excites you most about this new green future? Chelsea Davis, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 But a green revolution promises a much higher level of security. Rochelle Toplensky, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2021 These wretched money managers are trying to profit off the green revolution without the all-in commitment. Andy Martin, National Review, 10 Sep. 2021 The irony of iPhone-wielding anti-capitalists LARPing a green revolution is palpable, but their actions are representative of a broader trend. Andrew Follett, National Review, 30 June 2021 Ellinghorst agrees that sensibly used, these vehicles can play a big part in bolstering the green revolution. Neil Winton, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 Over time, India’s green revolution ended up inadvertently creating its own problems, Mr. Gulati points out. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, 1 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of green revolution

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Green revolution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20revolution. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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