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Columbian Exchange Project - Rice
Transcript of Columbian Exchange Project - Rice
Christina Lu Columbian Exchange Rice Origin Caribbean and Latin America Rice originated from south-east Asia during 8,000 B.C.E. New World Rice traveled to: The Americas
Caribbean and Latin Islands Europe 1468 Muslims brought rice to Sicily and it spread throughout Italy and France.
After the monasteries discovered the benefits of rice, extensive cultivation began, but was painful and required hundreds of women to weed out the fields.
Originally thought of as only accessible to the rich, rice soon became a staple food source for everyone. Rice was later brought to Latin America and the Caribbean by Europeans in the 1520s, and enslaved Africans later made it an important staple crop. Rice and bean dishes were soon created, and Native Americans may have practiced extensive rice cultivation. The United States Rice later arrived in South Carolina in about 1694, possibly from Madagascar, due to knowledge of rice cultivation. Slaves were helpful in teaching plantation owners how to dike marshes and flood the rice fields correctly. This led to the invention of rice mills, and later water mills in 1787. Advantages Rice gave many civilizations a new important source of food.
Rice changed the geography of the civilizations that grew it because of its need of irrigation.
Rice caused the creation of many new innovations and technology. Disadvantages Rice crops can house pests that carry diseases such as root knot and white tip disease.
Rice spread the use of slavery to many countries. References "Rice." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation,n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2012.
The History of Rice Cultivation in Europe. WHKMLA, July 2008. Web. 13 Dec. 2012.
USA Rice Federation. "Rice History." usarice.co.uk. USA Rice Federation, n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2012.
"Where Does Rice Come From?" Wanttoknowit.com. Want to Know It?, n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2012.