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The Plants that Feed the World

Touch the Soil News #2021 (photo – Quince Fruit, a genetically diverse cousin of the Pear – (CCA SA 3.0 Unported)

The Food and Agriculture Organization has put together a comprehensive report and analysis on the crops that feed the world.  Of concern is the genetic diversity of the foods we eat.  Obesity is becoming as large a problem as hunger, so the focus is switching from calories to nutritional value.  You can read more about the report at the link below.

Of interest is that you can download the whole report.  On page 28 of the report all the crops and plants were listed that illustrate a diversity (that includes small acre crops) that goes far beyond our standard foods.  For the innovative local grower, you may find some new crop ideas on this list to expand your appeal to customers.

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