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The development of farming

The food that we eat and methods used to bring it to the table have changed dramatically since the dawn of mankind. Our diet and the quality of food that we eat today has changed beyond recognition in comparison to what our ancestors would have eaten thousands of years ago. Even looking back a few hundred years would have revealed major advances in science and technology that have influenced what we eat. Today there are more than 5,000 varieties of apples and over 500 cultivars of oranges. These are just two examples, but the pattern is repeated for most crops.


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