IntroductionAs you learned in this chapter, much of Japan's wealth came from the hard work of the country's farmers. During the Middle Ages, rice was Japan's chief crop. After hundreds of years, rice remains the most important crop. This single speck of grain has an amazing history and a promising future. In this activity, you will learn about the origin and production of rice, and the growing crisis that surrounds this crop and the promise it holds for Asia and Africa.
Visit the NOVA Online feature titled "Japan's Secret Garden, Miracle of Rice" to learn more about this crop that means so much to so many.
Destination Title: Japan's Secret Garden, Miracle of Rice
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