Agriculture: types, CAP, GM and green revolution

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  • Agriculture
    • Extensive
      • Pastoral: Argentinian Pampas
      • Arable: Canadian Prairies
    • Intensive
      • Arable: The fens polytunnels + Netherlands "Green Heart"
      • Pastoral: Battery Hens
    • Green Revolution 1940s-60s
      • HYVs
        • INDIA
          • 30% yield increase
          • 7-22% increase in HYV use
          • more fertilisers, pesicides
          • Dams-HEP
      • Mechanisation
      • More Fertilisers
      • More Irrigation
      • More Pesticides
      • Pros
        • Higher Crop yield
        • Less mal/undernutrition
        • Cheaper Food
      • Cons
        • Eutrophication
        • Salination
        • Forceful removal of people
        • Rural Unemployment
        • Class disparity increase
        • Deforestation
        • Unsust city growth
    • GM Crops
      • Pros
        • High Yield
          • Economic gain
        • Custom Features
          • Golden Rice
        • Disease resistance
      • Cons
        • "Superweeds"
        • "Superbugs"
        • Health
    • CAP
      • encourage small farms to join together
      • Keep prices high
        • "intervention price"
      • Taxes on non EU crops
      • Set aside policy
      • 1990s Reform
        • Subsidies reduced + spread out
        • Arable: paid to not use 10% land
        • Quality increase+ size decrease (cheap olive oil)
        • DEFRA set up National England
        • Aims of reform
          • Healthy natural env
          • Enjoyment of natural env
          • Sustainable use of natural env
          • Secure env furture

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