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 ... fell significantly in the 1970s and 1980s, as farmers switched to more lucrative crops ...
2007–2008 World Food Price Crisis - Drastic Price Increases - Effects of Food For Fuel
... cause for the price rise is held to be the diversion of food crops (maize in particular) for making first-generation biofuels. 100 million tons of grain per year are being redirected from food to fuel ... tons.) 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 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 ... Wheat is the second most-prevalent grain crop, grown in most parts of the country but especially on the North China Plain, the Wei and Fen River valleys on the Loess plateau ...
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 ...
Chemical Warfare - History - Cold War - Herbicidal Warfare
... authorized the use of chemicals to destroy vegetation and food crops in South Vietnam. 42% of all herbicides were sprayed over food crops ... 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:

    Listen, that’s the one that done it. The dusters. They started it anyways. Blowin’ like this year after year. Blowin’ the land away. Blowin’ the crops away. Blowin’ us away now.
    Nunnally Johnson (1897–1977)

    Prose and poetry are as different as food and drink.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)