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Green Revolution

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The Green Revolution is credited with saving over one billion people worldwide from starvation. Norman Borlaug, the 'Father of the Green Revolution', received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his innovations which are the foundation of the Green Revolution.

Which is NOT one of the innovative practices promoted by the Green Revolution?

A

Small farms are consolidated into larger farms to improve efficiencies and reduce expenses.

B

The advances in yields rely heavily on the development and use of more effective pesticides.

C

Chemical processes are used to make synthetic fertilizers which were not possible before.

D

There is a shift from rainfed crops to irrigated crops.

E

The Green Revolution uses selective breeding and genetic engineering to develop new, more productive varities of grains.