This note is a part of my Zettelkasten. What is below might not be complete or accurate. It is also likely to change often.
Green revolution was a movement in the early 60s and 70s to improve crop yield by introducing a combination of High yielding crop varieties (mostly hybrid), Increased inorganic fertilizer and pesticide use & Large scale irrigation projects
The green revolution was powered by more efficient and increased outputs from the Petrochemical Industry. It some became became widespread throughout India and other developing nations.
It had a positive out come that it made india self-sufficient wrt food (cereals). Has it, increased the overall carrying capacity of the planet though?
The green revolution gave up on long term sustainability for short-term gains.
The green revolution drastically changed agricultural patterns in a short period of time - replacing traditional agrobiodiverse systems which have worked for millenia with industrial systems which are unlikely to be sustainable in the long term.
The industrial system requires lots of inputs from outside the local system, affecting fragility adversely