Move over, quinoa: sorghum is the new 'wonder grain' Forget millet, quinoa and brown rice: there’s a new grain in town. Sorghum, an ancient grain from the dry African plains, is finally finding its way into restaurants throughout the United States. Whether it’s a drizzled on top of desserts, mixed into salads, or used in a no-rice risotto, chefs turned onto the ingredient have fallen in love with it. “It’s called the ‘wonder grain’,” says Chef Michelle Bernstein of Cena by Michy and Seagrape restaurants in Miami, “And as a chef, it truly is a wonder.” Bernstein explains that her restaurant – like many others – had been incorporating quinoa into the menu but that without variety, food becomes boring.
Other than sorghum’s versatility, its texture that really gives it an edge over other grains: “It fills your mouth and your stomach.” Though it’s the fifth most popular cereal crop in the world, sorghum was largely ignored in the US until recently. It’s important to note that eating sorghum isn’t just a (small) environmental cause. Futurism - Drone Technology. What is Aquaponics? How it Works & Why an Aquaponic Setup Can Fail. How to set up aquaponic grow bed & select the right rock. Would You Like to be the Owner of a Profitable Plant Growing Business - Growing For Market? How To Grow Bamboo For Profit. Discovery Channel documentary Moringa - The Miracle Tree. The World's Most Valuable Cash Crop. What is the world’s most valuable cash crop? As with most things, it can be complicated and more nuanced to answer.
However, ultimately it boils down to a few key factors: total amount planted, the rate of yield, and the revenue per unit sold. It also depends on whether we are looking at the absolute value, or the most value per acre. The most planted crops throughout the world are wheat and maize (corn). Rice and soybeans are other key staples. However, these are all relatively low yielding and do not make enough revenue per tonne of product produced.
The highest yielding crops are sugar cane, sugar beet, and tomatoes. Not surprisingly, the most lucrative cash crops from a value per acre perspective are illegal in many parts of the world. The most lucrative legal crops include tomatoes ($1.4 million per sq. km) and grapes ($625,000 per sq. km). From an absolute value perspective, the world’s most valuable cash crop is cannabis as well. Original graphic from: Information is Beautiful. India to plant 2 BILLION trees along its highways, creating jobs for 300,000 youths. The rest of the world should plant more trees too India's Rural Development Ministry has decided to try to tackle two problems at the same time: Youth unemployment and bad air quality. It has unveiled a plan to hire youths - potentially up to 300,000 - to plant 2 billion trees along the country's highways.
“The length of National Highways in the country is one lakh kilometer [about 62,137 miles]. I have asked officials to come out with a plan to plant 200 crore [2 billion] trees along these stretches which in turn would create jobs for the unemployed on the one hand and protect the environment on the other,” said Shipping and Rural Development Minister Nitin Jairam Gadkari. Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Not only would this help provide jobs to a segment of the population that needs them and make the country more beautiful, but trees are also great at improving air quality.
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Boquete, panama. coffee farm ecological paradise: Brad Butler at TEDxGoldenGatePark (2D) Small vegetables must be exterminated, says giant vegetable grower. Hobbs has annexed neighboring allotments 78-year-old former engineer Roy Hobbs believes vegetables are locked in a struggle for survival in which only the largest are destined to survive. Hobbs said: “My onions are so big now it’s almost like they’re a separate race from normal onions. “I give them plenty of sunlight, nutrients and inspiring speeches about how they are genetically predisposed to victory. “Last week I entered the vegetable-growing competition at the local fete and my leeks dwarfed the smaller entries, or as I call them unterveg.” Hobbs was later ejected from the fete after attacking a radish, a marrow and a number of courgettes for somehow plotting against his vegetables. Hobbs’ wife Mary said: “Roy’s terribly proud of his vegetables, but I felt it was a bit odd when he asked me to make uniforms for them.
“Also the garden shed is full of maps of next door’s garden and he’s strapped an air rifle to the lawnmower, turning it into a makeshift tank.” Facebook. (2) Facebook.