Bill to end logging on federal lands introduced to congress HR 2789

jimi jimi at hendrix.com
Wed Nov 26 00:38:59 EST 1997


Roger wrote:
> 
> Jack Fortune wrote:
> 
> > Larry Caldwell wrote:
> > >
> > > Agriculture in the Americas developed thousands of years before
> > > agriculture in the Old World, and this was reflected in the diversity
> > > and sophistication of native American food crops.  This comes as a
> >
> > I think that you are wrong about this. Agriculture developed first in
> > the fertile crescent and, possibly, China.
> >
> > > Native American culture contributed as many food crops to
> > > agriculture as the entire rest of humanity combined, and many
> > > of them were high production staples like beans, maize, yams,
> > > squash, potatoes and sweet potatoes.
> >
> > I think that this is something of an exaggeration! Your list is almost
> > the _complete_ list of crops domesticated by Native Americans. Compare
> > this to a list of _all_ other domesticated crops and I think the
> > American contribution is by no means overwhelming.
> >
> > Jack Fortune
> > Atlanta, Georgia
> 
>   Jack:  He left out Tomatoes and turkeys. I think Corn and Potatoes would
> be almost a case all by themselves. I know that Rice is a staple in many
> countries but I expect that Corn and Potatoes keep more people alive than
> anything else.   NO Flames that is my Guess. I did not look it up.


Totally a guess, but world-wide: BEANS.  Soy, etc.



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