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Green revolution calls for high efficiency eco-agriculture

Yanjie Song, Liyue Guo, Caihong Li, A. Mahmud Muminov, Gaoming Jiang

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The first Green Revolution transformed agriculture around the world with chemical fertilizer, synthetic pesticides and herbicides, which made global food production increased sharply. However, modern industrialize agriculture created severe problems on environment, biodiversity and even human healthy. The second Green Revolution was needed to transform modern petroleum-based agriculture into eco-agriculture. Lessons from North Korea and experiences from Cuba demonstrated that transition from petroleum-based agriculture to a more sustainable ecological model was viable as illustrated by the success of the Cuba. High efficiency eco-agriculture could not only alleviate the environmental pollution caused by modern agriculture, but also met the human needs for food and health with high-quality and high-yield grain.


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modern agriculture; Green Revolution; high efficiency eco-agriculture

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