You’ve chosen broadacre, which includes crops such as canola, wheat and barley.
Wheat is one of the most important staples in the world, offering a high content of protein and fibre and consisting mainly of carbohydrates in the form of starch. It also contains more minerals and trace elements, such as phosphorus, selenium, magnesium, zinc and manganese, than any other staple food. These are vital to maintaining a healthy diet.
Globally, wheat is planted on approximately 217 million hectares of land, more than any other crop. Just one hectare of wheat can supply enough flour to make 9,250 loaves of bread. Despite the large yields, the demand for wheat is constantly rising, resulting in a constant short supply of the crop.
Just 43% of globally produced cereal crops are used for food, with the rest being used as animal feed, biofuels or for other purposes such as bioplastics or industrial production.