FOOD
AGRICULRUAL
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FOOD CROPS

WHAT ARE FOOD CROPS?

FOOD CROPS RELATED TOPICS

AGRICULRUAL CROP CLASSIFICATIONS

FOOD AGRICULRUAL CROPS LINKS



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FOOD CROPS




The term "food crops" refers to the world's major food supply derived
from plants; a crop assumes human intervention through agriculture.

In the main, food crops consist of grains, legumes (including dried beans),
seeds and nuts, vegetables, fruit, herbs and spices, beverage plants such
as tea and coffee, and so forth.

Some foods, like sea vegetables, are food crops in terms of gathering rather
than deliberate agriculture, although undoubtedly the best sources of such
foods are well cared for resources in terms of laws to prevent over-harvesting,
polluting, and licensing access.



Food crops
http://www.appropedia.org/Food_crops



Category:Food crops
http://www.appropedia.org/Category:Food_crops




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WHAT ARE
FOOD
CROPS?




Food crops are any plants intentionally grown with the primary purpose
of being eaten by humans or animals. This definition separates a food
crop from wild edible vegetation, grazing material and edible food
used for other purposes. The vast majority of store-bought fruits,
vegetables and grain-based foods started in this category. This makes
up one of the three main divisions of useful growing plants, the other
two being wild plants and non-food crops.

There are two basic criteria that differentiate food crops from other
plants. The first is that a person must intentionally plant and/or care
for them and the second is that they must be primarily used for food.
Both of these factors are absolute requirements for the term.

The first is primarily used to separate food crops from edible wild crops.
Basically, this criterion makes a line that says onions grown in a garden
are a food crop but ones picked in the forest are a wild crop. The only
gray area in this rule is based on the cultivation and care of a plant.
If a person picked wild berries, they would be a wild crop; if that person
cleared the weeds and built a fence around the same bushes, it may
transition to a food crop.

The second major factor requires that the plant be used for food. If more
than half of the useful material harvested from a plant is used to feed
either animals or humans, then the plant is food. The plant may undergo
significant processing, such as the creation of corn syrup, without
changing the designation. This rule separates out crops that arenít eaten,
such as tobacco, and plants that could be consumed, but are not being used
for food, such as corn being used to make ethanol.

Agriculturalists separate useful plants into three broad categories: food,
non-food and wild. In addition to these three useful groups, there is a
single major non-useful group called nuisance plants, as well as several
specialized groups. A nuisance plant is literally anything that is not
useful and is growing in an area where a person doesnít want it. This
classification could cover anything from crabgrass to wild roses with
equal accuracy.

The other two useful groups intertwine heavily with food crops. Non-food
crops share the first criteria but not the second. This means that people
intentionally grow them, but donít eat them. These plants could be anything
from cotton to hemp to potatoes grown to process into biopolymers. Wild
crops can be food or non-food, but they cannot be intentionally cultivated
or cared for.



What Are Food Crops?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-food-crops.htm



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SECTION 3



FOOD CROPS
RELATED
LINKS




What is Crop Rotation?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-crop-rotation.htm

What Are the Different Types of Crop Pests?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-different-types-of-crop-pests.htm

What Are the Best Tips for Crop Cultivation?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-best-tips-for-crop-cultivation.htm

What Are the Different Types of Crop Plants?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-different-types-of-crop-plants.htm

What Are the Different Types of GMO Crops?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-different-types-of-gmo-crops.htm

What is a Famine Food?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-famine-food.htm

What are Genetically Modified Crops?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-genetically-modified-crops.htm

What is a Food Broker?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-food-broker.htm

What is so Controversial About Genetically Modified (GM) Food?
http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-so-controversial-about-genetically-modified-food.htm



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SECTION 4



AGRICULTURAL
CROP
CLASSIFICATIONS




In agriculture, plants are grouped into various crop classifications.

Agricultural crops are plants that are grown or intentionally managed
by man for certain purposes. They are classified using various terms
worldwide.



Agricultural Crop Classifications
http://www.cropsreview.com/crop-classifications.html



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FOOD
AGRICULTURAL
CROP
CLASSIFICATIONS
RELATED
TOPICS




Common Plant Names Can Mislead>
http://www.cropsreview.com/common-plant-names.html

Botanical Latin Names for Farm Crops Identification
http://www.cropsreview.com/latin-names.html

Plant Classification Based on Natural Adaptation
http://www.cropsreview.com/plant-classification.html

Crop vs Weed
http://www.cropsreview.com/what-is-a-crop.html

Plant Names
http://www.cropsreview.com/plant-names.html

Latin Names Meaning
http://www.cropsreview.com/latin-names.html

Misleading Common Names
http://www.cropsreview.com/common-plant-names.html

Crop Classifications
http://www.cropsreview.com/crop-classifications.html

Monocot Crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/monocot.html

Edible Flowers
http://www.cropsreview.com/edible-flower.html

Cash Crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/cash-crops.html

Staple Crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/staple-crops.html

Cereal Crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/cereal-crops.html

Grain Legumes / Pulses
http://www.cropsreview.com/grain-legumes.html

Root and Tuber Crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/root-crops.html

Sugar Crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/sugar-crops.html

Palms for Sugar
http://www.cropsreview.com/list-of-palms.html

Fiber Crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/fiber-crops.html

Tropical Fruit Crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/list-of-fruits.html

Tropical Fruit Crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/list-of-tropical-fruits.html

Cover Crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/cover-crops.html

Naturally-propagated crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/vegetative-propagation.html

Agronomic Crops vs Horticultural Crops
http://www.cropsreview.com/agronomic-crops.html



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SECTION 5



FOOD
AGRICULRUAL
FOOD CROPS
LINKS




Agriculture
https://www.data.gov/food/

Agriculture: Crops
https://www.epa.gov/agriculture/agriculture-crops

Agriculture.com
https://www.agriculture.com/

Agriculture and Food News
https://www.sciencedaily.com/news/plants_animals/agriculture_and_food/

Cash Crops, Food, Crops and
Agricultural Sustainability

http://www.mekonginfo.org/assets/midocs/0002781-farming-cash-crops-food-crops-and-agricultural-sustainability.pdf

Crop Agriculture
https://www.britannica.com/topic/crop-agriculture

Food and agriculture data
http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#home

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
http://www.fao.org/home/en/

National Agricultural Statistics Service
https://www.nass.usda.gov/Charts_and_Maps/

Sustainable Agriculture Network
http://www.sare.org

Plants and Crops
https://www.nal.usda.gov/plants-and-crops

The Plant Guide
http://theplantguide.net/

U.S. Department of Agriculture
https://www.usda.gov/



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Agriculture
http://wiki.terrafirmacraft.com/Agriculture




The Encyclopedia of Life
http://eol.org/




List of fruits
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fruits




Plants Database
National Gardening Association

http://garden.org/plants/




The Plant Encyclopedia
http://theplantencyclopedia.org/wiki/Main_Page




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