Food Crops

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

2007–2008 World Food Price Crisis - Drastic Price Increases - Effects of Food For Fuel
... One systemic cause for the 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 ... for 2007 was just over 2000 million tons.) As farmers devoted larger parts of their crops to fuel production than in previous years, land and resources ...
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 ... used as cover by the NLF and destroying food crops the herbicide was used to drive civilians into RVN-controlled areas ...
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 Paraguay - Crops - Food Crops - Fruits and Vegetables
... A uniquely Paraguayan crop was the yerba maté plant ... the 1970s and 1980s, as farmers switched to more lucrative crops ...
Agriculture In The People's Republic Of China - Major Agricultural Products - Crop Distribution - Food Crops
... 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 ...

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