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An Important Plant

Over half of the world’s calories come from grasses. Rice is one of the most important grains, feeding about 50 percent of the world’s population. But all cereal grasses are both economically and ecologically significant for the international community.

The Power of Grasses

Elizabeth Kellogg
Professor, Biology
UM St. Louis

By Jacqueline Lampert