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. Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 04:53 (04:53 AM) CDT, day 170 of 2024 .
 
BBC Food
The Gardian News/ The GardianAnimals Farmed/

World Food and Water Clock
OWL logo, Online Writing Lab, Purdue University.    
 
     
Sicilian ice-cream in a bread bun. A good solution to a local problem: the Mediterranean heat quickly melts the ice-cream, which is absorbed by the bread.
"Palermo,Sicily
Italy
A Fistful of Rice.
A Fistfull of Rice
Nepal
Claire Kathleen Roufs eating first food at 5 months.
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U.S.A.

Eating rat.
"Eating Rat At The New Year"
Vietnam
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Desert People, boy eating "grub worm"
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Australia

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Commodities 

 Wheat.

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Apples
Bananas
Barley
Beans
Cassava
Chickens
Coffee
Cotten
Eggs
Fruit
Lettuce
Maize
Milk
Potatoes
Rice
Soybeans
Sugar
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Wheat


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USA Wheat cent (reverse).
Wheat Cent (reverse)

 

 
NOUN:  
  1. (obsolete) Convenience; usefulness, suitability. [15th-19th c.]
  2. Anything movable (a good) that is bought and sold. [from 15th c.]  [quotations ▼]
  3. Something useful or valuable. [from 15th c.]
    And Slade said: "It really makes me sad that football club chairmen and boards seem to have lost that most precious commodity - patience. "Sam's sacking at Newcastle had, I suppose, been on the cards for a while, but it is really ridiculous to fire a manager after such a short time. Somerset County Gazette on Jan. 14th, 2008.
  4. (obsolete) Self-interest; personal convenience or advantage. [16th-19th c.]  [quotations ▼]
  5. (economics) Raw materials, agricultural and other primary products as objects of large-scale trading in specialized exchanges.
    The price of crude oil is determined in continuous trading between professional players in World's many commodities exchanges.
  6. (marketing) Undifferentiated goods characterized by a low profit margin, as distinguished from branded products.
    Although they were once in the forefront of consumer electronics, the calculators have become a mere commodity.
  7. (Marxism) Anything which has both a use-value and an exchange-value.
ETYMOLOGY:   Middle English commoditee, from Anglo-Norman commoditee, from Latin commoditat, commoditas.

Image of Zea mays from Flora von Deutschland Österreich und der Schweiz (1885).

Wheat Field with Crows
Vincent van Gogh
(1890)

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Wheat harvest on the Palouse.

Wheat harvest on the Palouse

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Cracked wheat.

Cracked wheat

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