Monday, January 20, 2014

You Probably Owe More Than You Know to Other Parts of the World

 I am not sure that all of these are correct. For example, I thought apples were from central Asia rather than the Middle East. But the point is true that our food crops and lifestock were domesticated in many regions, and much of the progress of the world has come from the diffusion of high yield crops to new areas where they supported population and economic growth.

I believe that there are other crops that could be made to yield more and could bring increased productivity to new regions, but have been left behind.

Thanks to Calestous Juma for posting this.

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