Oklahoma biosciences spurs innovation in agriculture industry
In 1798, Thomas Malthus theorized that the Earth’s population would far outpace its agricultural production, causing the human race to face an epidemic and undeniable catastrophe. The “Malthusian Catastrophe”, is a theory that continues to be defied by mankind and our capacity for scientific and technological innovation.
Since the practice of agricultural production began, the human race has cultivated innovation to improve crop and livestock yield and health, further extending the human timeline. In 10,000 B.C., humans experimented with the cultivation of grains and developed irrigation practices in the Fertile Cresent located in the Middle East. In 3500 B.C. Egyptians crafted farming and hand tools such as the hoe and plow to provide for a more efficient way of working the land. In 200 A.D. the Roman Empire began the practice of crop rotation ensuring the longevity of plant soil in the region.
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