30 Green Revolution Quotes to Impact the World

The Green Revolution changed the way agriculture is done all across the world in the 1960s.

The Green Revolution was an era in modern history that saw significant advances in agriculture, technology, and human attitudes toward the environment.

It resulted in high agricultural yield by appropriate techniques such as greater farming land, double-cropping, and the use of genetically enhanced seeds.


Although it had many beneficial effects on food production and efficiency, it also had unforeseen environmental and societal implications.


Green Revolution Quotes


Green revolution is the best solution to arrest pollution. ~ Unknown.


Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world. ~ Norman Borlaug.


Almost certainly, however, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. ~ Norman Borlaug.

The Second Green Revolution, as the world’s population grows to over 9 billion by 2050, is the new revolution we have to have to lift food production by another 75 percent. ~ Anthony Pratt.


A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud. ~ Amit Kalantri.

Green Revolution technologies are scale-neutral but not resource-neutral. Inputs are needed for output; therefore market-purchased inputs become important in providing soil and plant healthcare for higher yields. ~ M. S. Swaminathan.

Almost certainly, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all mankind. Food is the moral right of all who are born into this world. Yet today 50 percent of the world’s population goes hungry. Without food, man can live at most but a few weeks; without it, all other components of social justice are meaningless. ~ Norman Borlaug.

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Best Green Revolution Quotes

With the increasing demand for holistic health care and the ‘green revolution’, the demand for aromatherapy will increase, and hopefully we will reach the point where medical doctors incorporate it into their repertoire. It will become routine for doctors to send culture samples to the pharmacist for testing, and identify the relevant aromatherapy for the patient. The stress-relieving properties associated with aromatherapy make it an indispensable part of health care. ~ Robert Tisserand.


You’ll know the green revolution has been won when the word ‘green’ disappears. ~ Thomas Friedman.

I am but one member of a vast team made up of many organizations, officials, thousands of scientists, and millions of farmers – mostly small and humble – who for many years have been fighting a quiet, oftentimes losing war on the food production front. ~ Norman Borlaug.

To change our national economic story from one of financial speculation to one of future growth, we need a third industrial revolution: a green revolution. It will transform our economy as surely as the shift from iron to steel, from steam to oil. It will lead us toward a low-carbon future, with cleaner energy and greener growth. With an economy that is built to last – on more sustainable, more stable foundations. ~ Chris Huhne.


We heard of White & Green Revolution but now we need a Blue Revolution & harness the potential in fisheries sector. ~ Narendra Modi.

If I had a wand and could put statues in different places, one of the statues would go to a man who just died, called Norman Borlaug, who came up with the Green Revolution. ~ Juan Enriquez.

Great Green Revolution Quotes


There doesn’t seem to be any other way of creating the next green revolution without GMOs. ~ E. O. Wilson.

After the Green Revolution, I came up with the concept of the Evergreen Revolution. In this we will see increase in farm productivity but without ecological harm. ~ M. S. Swaminathan.


There is talk about the need for a second Green Revolution. However, such a revolution is nowhere in sight. ~ M. S. Swaminathan.

The Green Revolution focused on the big three – maize, rice and wheat – and the Green Revolution did not adapt the big three to African conditions, other than South Africa, as much as they should have. ~ Bill Gates.


Every farm machine is a spoon that feeds the world’s hunger. ~ Bhupendra Sagore.

A country that cannot feed itself cannot have self-pride, and in the mid-’60s 20 percent of all the wheat produced in America came into India. We were agriculturally a basket case. And 15 years later, 20 years later, we have become an agricultural power. This is the famous Green Revolution. ~ Jairam Ramesh.

Famous Green Revolution Quotes

In Europe and America alike, voters increasingly recognize that the benefits of the green revolution aren’t worth the costs, particularly when the revolutionaries don’t have a clue what they’re doing. ~ Jonah Goldberg.


Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved, nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply. ~ Norman Borlaug.

To achieve a Green Revolution, African farmers must have access to land and security of tenure. They also need access to markets, technology and improved infrastructure. ~ Ban Ki-moon.

Without food, man at most can live but a few weeks; without it all other components of social justice are meaningless. ~ Norman Borlaug.


There will be zero hunger if every nation will improve its agricultural production, then there will be plenty of food for all people. ~ Lailah Gifty Akita.

The green revolution has an entirely different meaning to most people in the affluent nations of the privileged world than to those in the developing nations of the forgotten world. ~ Norman Borlaug.

Cereal production in the rain-fed areas still remains relatively unaffected by the impact of the green revolution, but significant change and progress are now becoming evident in several countries. ~ Norman Borlaug.

Therefore I feel that the aforementioned guiding principle must be modified to read: If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace. ~ Norman Borlaug.

The Green Revolution was criticized by social activists on the ground that the high-yield technology involving the use of mineral fertilizers and chemical pesticides is environmentally harmful. ~ M. S. Swaminathan.

So these were the 30 quotes about Green Revolution.

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