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agriculture

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The practice of cultivating the soil, growing crops, or raising livestock for human use, including the production of food, feed, fibre, fuel, or other useful products. Also known as...

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Cuisine

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Food and eating were of great importance to the ancient Mexicans. Not only was food important as a source of energy and as a means to placate the sensation of ...

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nutrition

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The process by which essential food elements (e.g. carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and mineral elements) in the diet are assimilated.

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spinach, Chinese

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Leaves of Amaranthus gangeticus and A. tricolor, also known as bhaji and callaloo. See also Amaranthus.

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wheat

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Probably the first grain crop to be cultivated when the concept of agriculture was invented about 10,000 BCE, perhaps by observant women in Mesopotamia, the fertile region in what is now...

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