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Where would we be without agriculture? Running around in loincloths or animal skins while we busy ourselves with hunting and/or gathering, that’s were.

I don’t know about you, but I much prefer to buy my fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and natural-fiber clothing in a store rather than having to leave the city to find, and possibly catch, some of my own. So, thank goodness for our ancient ancestors who came up with the idea of agriculture and for the people who practice it today.

If you don’t know, and even if you do know, agriculture is the planting, caring for and harvesting of crops or the raising of livestock. I have no interest whatsoever in doing any of those things, but I greatly appreciate the efforts of people who do. Actually, it’s not all that important to me whether they enjoy it, as long as someone does it.

The word agriculture can also refer to the science of growing and raising food, rather than the doing of it. Thank goodness for the agriculture scientists too. Without them, our farmers would not be able to raise enough food on our little planet to feed all seven-billion-plus of us.

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