Ten-tier wedding cakes, bagels slathered with cream cheese and slim, crusty baguettes -- we owe them all to wheat. What's the story behind this ancient, ubiquitous food crop?
Rice, a cereal grass. Its grain is a leading source of food for more than half the world's population. See more »
Rye Grass, a group of annual and perennial grasses of the Old World. Rye grasses have flat, shiny, dark-green or blue-green leaves. See more »
Sorghum, an economically important grass. It is grown for grain and forage and for the manufacture of syrup, brooms, and brushes. See more »
Timothy, or Herd's-grass, a grass that is grown as a hay crop. Timothy is one of the most important grasses produced for hay in the United States. See more »
Triticale, a hybrid of rye and wheat, it is a member of the grass family. Like wheat and rye, it is a cereal, or grain. See more »
Wheat, a plant of the grass family, and the most widely cultivated food crop in the world. See more »