Origins of Agriculture

Domestication of crop plants, and the development of industrial societies that followed, is a recent event in our history. Of the 80 billion humans that have lived on this earth, 90% were hunter-gatherers, 6% were farmers, and only 4% were industrialized.2

1. J.P. Harlan. 1992. Crops and Man, 2d ed. Madison, WI: Amer. Soc. Agron.

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