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What Your Crops Say About You

Your personality may depend on what your culture farms in the field: wheat or rice. According to a study published in this week’s issue of Science, Chinese rice growers are interdependent and cooperative, whereas wheat growers are individualistic and independent. The reason may be that rice farming requires more labor and irrigation, prompting cooperation among farmers. Wheat cultivation needs no outside help and just requires the farmer’s own skill, Discovery News reports.

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