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The Pros And Cons Of The Neolithic Revolution

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12,000 years ago, the discovery of agriculture triggered such a change in society and the way in which people lived that we now call this important era in time the “Neolithic Revolution.” Traditional hunter-gatherer lifestyles were cast away in favor of more permanent settlements and a reliable food supply. Agriculture helped form cities and civilizations, and because crops and animals could now be farmed to meet growing demand, populations skyrocketed from around five million people 10,000 years ago, to more the more than seven billion people that walk this earth today.1 Since the birth of agriculture farmers across the world have been altering the genetic makeup of the crops they grow. Ancient farmers chose only the best looking plants and…show more content…
coli bacteria, called Humulin. Once Humulin hit the U.S markets, by 1994, with The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, GMO’s were sold in grocery stores with the introduction of the Flavr Savr Tomato, a delayed-ripening tomato that had a longer shelf life than conventional tomatoes.4 Big corporations have rallied behind the few solid arguments for untested transgenic crops, and have used these to tenaciously take down any challenge that these foods are not safe for human consumption. With an ever increasing world population, massive third world hunger, and with an estimation that a child dies for every two seconds world-wide from starvation; this does not even take into account the number of people who are mal and undernourished, there is a great promise in the use of this technology to benefit not only the farmers, but also societies worldwide. We have been able to genetically modify plants so that they may be more resistant to insects, so that there is less pesticidal toxins sprayed. We have designed plants that require less water, less soil nutrients, preserving precious recourses. We have designed plants with higher yield, shorter seasons, plants that need less land to grow; we are said to be living in a time where we have the healthiest, most well-tested plants in the history of this
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