As well as being foodstuffs, some common crops have surprising uses.
- Facts about non-edible crops, for example:
- Cotton, flax and hemp are used to produce textiles.
- Borage, poppies, lavender and chamomile produce drugs and cosmetics.
- Wheat, corn and potato are used for paper, plastics and packaging.
Not all crops are grown to be eaten...
Used to produce textiles
Reducing our need for synthetic fabrics
Used in construction materials
Used in drugs and cosmetics
Can make plastics, packaging and paper
Can produce fuels that power vehicles
Reducing our need for petrol
Next time you pass a farm...
Remember that the crops might not be meant for your plate!