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The human population relies on approximately six staple crops and about twenty-four additional crops for our calories.

The human population relies on approximately six staple crops and about twenty-four additional crops for our calories. In the United States, nearly 80% of the cropland is planted with one of three species: corn, wheat, and soybeans. What are the remaining other staple crops? What are the risks and benefits of relying on so few agricultural species? Are you concerned about the lack of diversity in agricultural production? Why, or why not?
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What are the remaining other staple crops?
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According to a research performed in 2000, the other three staple crops of USA are Hay,
Cotton and Sorghum (epa.gov).
Major agricultural crops...

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