Typical cornfield at harvest time, Bantay, Ilocos Sur
Abe V Rotor
These are the staple food of many countries. A. Rice B. Corn C. Wheat D. Potato D. Oat
____ 1. More people depend on this staple compared to the others. In fact it is the foundation of their livelihood and culture.
____ 2. This crop has the highest response to fertilizer application so that it outstrips the productivity of other staple crops.
____ 3. To a large extent, this crop can be grown in temperate and tropical regions, but not in high altitude areas.
____ 4. It comprises the bulk of agricultural products - in raw, processed and finished, thus dominating the world’s food trade.
____ 5. Ireland suffered mass starvation leading to death and migration of millions when this crop failed in the 18th century.
____ 6. This has high protein, it is served for breakfast and to recuperation patients. It costs relatively higher than any of these food crops.
____ 7. Twenty percent of our population is dependent on this staple, particularly in the Southern provinces.
____ 8. This crop displaced the natural vegetation of the Prairies of the US.
____9. While International Rice Research Institute or IRRI is concerned rice, its counterpart - CIMMYT in Mexico is focusing on two of these staple crops.
____10. This has become a favorite finger food in fast food chains. Lately it is being prepared in extruded form so that the product is longer and more uniform, and convenient to handle.
9 Corn and Wheat