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Definition(s):

  • (n) the cultivation of a single crop (on a farm or area or country)

Usage(s):

  1. Increasingly, even certified-organic produce is grown on vast monoculture spreads, many of them overseas, and shipped long distances.
  2. Jerusalem was a monoculture, comparable to Washington or Redmond, Wash.
  3. No longer forced to fit into a regimented Maoist monoculture, their range of possibilities has diversified along with the country's exploding economy.

News

  1. Honey bees’ greatest threat?

    Modern agricultural practices -- monoculture, specifically -- have led to a 30 percent decline in colonies yearly
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Salon.com

  2. Honeybees and Monoculture: Nothing to Dance About

    Honeybees and Monoculture: Nothing to Dance About
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Scientific American via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "People fear there is a monoculture in some suburbs. They believe there is an over-dominance of some cultures in schools, which is denigrating the quality of education," Mr Ferguson told The Age. "So they are withdrawing their kids from...
    on Mar 20, 2008 By: Laurie Ferguson Source: The Age

  2. "Those Pacific islands with monoculture crop production will need to assess their food security potential closely, as diversified agricultural systems will fare better under all climate change scenarios. Integrated systems of crops, trees and...
    on Nov 26, 2009 By: Karl Alexander Müller Source: NEXT

  3. "Any monoculture is a bad idea," Saffo said. "If we had a mixed environment ...... that's a good thing."
    on Aug 14, 2008 By: Paul Saffo Source: Middle East North Africa Financial Network

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