Food Crops

Some articles on food crops, crop, crops, food:

Agriculture In Paraguay - Crops - Food Crops - Fruits and Vegetables
... A uniquely Paraguayan crop was the yerba maté plant. 1970s and 1980s, as farmers switched to more lucrative crops ...
2007–2008 World Food Price Crisis - Drastic Price Increases - Effects of Food For Fuel
... price rise is held to be the diversion of food crops (maize in particular) for making first-generation biofuels ... An estimated 100 million tons of grain per year are being redirected from food to fuel ... As farmers devoted larger parts of their crops to fuel production than in previous years, land and resources available for food production were reduced correspondingly ...
Agriculture In Haiti - Food Crops
... Food crops fared somewhat better than cash crops in the 1980s, as prices for cash crops dropped, and economic uncertainty increased ... Nonetheless, real per capita food production declined, and the country continued to import millions of tons of grains ... The trend toward increased production of food crops had negative ecological consequences as the planting and the harvesting of tuber staples accelerated soil erosion ...
Agriculture In The People's Republic Of China - Major Agricultural Products - Crop Distribution - Food Crops
... About 75% of China's cultivated area is used for food crops ... Rice is China's most important crop, raised on about 25% of the cultivated area ... Other crops include sweet potatoes in the south, white potatoes in the north, and various other fruits and vegetables ...
Chemical Warfare - History - Cold War - Herbicidal Warfare
... the use of chemicals to destroy vegetation and food crops in South Vietnam ... In 1965, 42% of all herbicides were sprayed over food crops ... Besides destroying vegetation used as cover by the NLF and destroying food crops the herbicide was used to drive civilians into RVN-controlled areas ...

Famous quotes containing the words crops and/or food:

    Paper is cheap, and authors need not now erase one book before they write another. Instead of cultivating the earth for wheat and potatoes, they cultivate literature, and fill a place in the Republic of Letters. Or they would fain write for fame merely, as others actually raise crops of grain to be distilled into brandy.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I really don’t think this war will end soon. We are completely aware of the difficulties, no food or fuel, the danger, but we want to be stronger than all that. With each child, we are fighting back with our love of life.
    Tina Bajraktarebic (b. 1965)