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Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran

From Encyclopedia Britannica:
The first cultivated sugar crop was sugarcane, developed from wild varieties in the East Indies—probably New Guinea. The sugar beet was developed as a crop in Europe in the 19th century during the Napoleonic Wars, when France sought an alternate homegrown source of sugar in order to save its ships from running blockades to sugarcane sources in the Caribbean.

gail

Nice one Mary Beth! Most people assume it's a native new world crop.

Mary Beth Sancomb-Moran

Just showing off my Super Librarian skills!

gail

Yeah, you have those uber-databases to work with. (So do I, which makes blogging a lot easier.)

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