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monoculture


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

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

  • Laurie Ferguson in The Age
    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...
  • Paul Saffo in Middle East North Africa Financial Network
    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... Karl Alexander Müller http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Alexander_M%C3%BCller&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHj6-za-My5A8ZZvnOTCCdby24TfA NEXT http://www.google.com/url?q=http://234next.com/csp/cms/sites/Next/Money/Business/5487286-147/story.csp&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNG7VB_khZCgHYnJdn-PHLkZnvTv3g Nov 26, 2009 64921 86233 monoculture Any monoculture is a bad idea," Saffo said. "If we had a mixed environment ...... that's a good thing."

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