Largest crops in the world

RuralFarm

Farm Hand
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Did you know that Brazil produces 700 million tons of sugar cane? Corn from the United States follows closely at about 300 million tons. On the other hand, most of the world's vegetables, sugar, corn, rice, sugar cane, and wheat originate from China.
 

Henderson

Golden Chicken
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I had no clue about Brazil and sugar cane. I knew that the US produced a ton of corn though. A lot of it is shipped overseas and a ton is also used to feed livestock here in the United States. The food chain is fascinating.
 

Urban Homestead

Golden Chicken
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I know I'm a huge sugar addict, so I send my thanks to Brazil for keeping me up in the stuff. I figured that cocoa and coffee would rank higher than corn, so that's an interesting tidbit to note. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait until it's safe to meet with friends again, so I can share my trivia knowledge.
 

Emergency Cake

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I'm surprised to hear that corn is so popular, but then again, we do use corn syrup as a sweetener pretty often. I thought cotton, coffee, and tobacco would top corn though.
 
 
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