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crop

1. short for riding crop
2. 
a. a pouchlike expanded part of the oesophagus of birds, in which food is stored or partially digested before passing on to the gizzard
b. a similar structure in insects, earthworms, and other invertebrates

crop

[kräp]
(agriculture)
A plant or animal grown for its commercial value.
(metallurgy)
Defective end portion of an ingot which is removed for scrap before rolling the ingot.
(vertebrate zoology)
A distensible saccular diverticulum near the lower end of the esophagus of birds which serves to hold and soften food before passage into the stomach.

crop, crope

A bunch of foliage worked or sculptured at the top of a spire, finial, or similar decorative member, and having a resemblance to the top of a plant.

crop

To remove parts of a digital image or physical photo to retain a smaller section of the original. Cropping a digital image is performed by a function in every image or photo editing program. It does not reduce the resolution; it removes part of the image. Cropping a physical photo means cutting part of it away.
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Today, 99 percent of the world's plantings of GM food and feed crops are restricted to just four countries--the United States, Canada, Argentina, and (illegally) Brazil.
And while beef may not be as efficient a form of protein, the cattle are able to graze upland areas that wouldn't be suitable for growing crops, whereas chickens and pigs need to be sustained with feed crops, which are often grown on land that could be used to produce food for people.
The eight chapters in this book consider the influence of climate change on mycotoxigenic fungi and mycotoxins in food and feed crops over the last 10 years.
Growing feed crops for livestock consumes 56% of water in the U.
Consequently, the area of biofuel feed crops, like oilseed rape, sunflowers and soybeans, increased across 41 countries in Europe by almost a third between 2005 and 2010.
The way the majority of beef is raised demands a high carbon footprint: Fossil fuels are used to fertilize grain crops and make pesticides, trees must be cleared to make way for feed crops, and then there's the greenhouse gas methane released by belching cows.
Hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate, used to feed crops, were stored at West Fertilizer.
One of the main challenges in producing domestic sources of bioenergy feedstocks is ensuring that we don't interfere with production of food and feed crops grown on prime farmland.
Advanced biofuels are produced from wastes, algae and other sources that don't compete directly with food and feed crops, said the committee in a statement.
While Smithfield's 11 abattoirs and pork processing facilities in these states are safe from future legal challenges based on these state laws, thanks to World Trade Organization provisions on the General Agreement on Trade Services, the protection against state meddling against foreign direct investment might now apply to land used for ancillary purposes, such as manure lagoons and feed crops.
By increasing of feed crops we shall be able to fully implement this programme", - the minister