The Columbian Exchange - The Columbian Exchange Better Deal New World vs Old World Breanna Moore The New World was like a fresh start for agriculture in

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The Columbian Exchange: Better Deal New World vs. Old World Breanna Moore The New World was like a fresh start for agriculture in the eyes of Europeans. So for some of the native crops grown in Europe had a second chance of production. This is part of the reason in my opinion why the New World received the better deal, on top of what was already there. When focusing on agriculture I would like to acknowledge these particular foods: wheat, grapes, oranges, rice, and bananas. Each of these foods provide a benefit back then and today. One, according to “The Columbian Exchange: A History of Disease, Food, and Ideas wheat and rice held the highest caloric consumption in 2000 [Nat10]. This means that because of the exchange the New World or United States was able to make more than one major consumed carbohydrate, unlike the Old World relying on potatoes. Two, oranges provided the New World an increase of vitamin C. In a way, this boost in vitamin C also built individuals immune system. The Citrus Statistics stated that Florida alone

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