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  • n. Plural form of breadbasket.

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Examples

  • Recent estimates by a collaborative team of climate scientists, including a group from MIT, calculate that even if we implemented the most stringent greenhouse gas limits currently proposed by some of the world's governments, it is quite likely that our world's climate will warm by 6.3F or more over the next century, leading to disastrous crop failures in most of the world's productive farmlands and "breadbaskets".

    Matthew Stein: The Perfect Storm: Six Trends Converging on Collapse

  • Try multiplying the number of breadbaskets you come in contact with each month by 300 calories, and enjoy the savings in turning them away.

    The Flex Diet

  • Areas where rains remain steady or actually increase could become breadbaskets for the region.

    Does Indian Ocean Hold Key to East Africa Drought?

  • The regions of southern Somalia devastated by famine used to be the breadbaskets major food-producing areas of the country.

    Perfect Storm - Why Famine Hit Southern Somalia First

  • The slump in production in one of the world's most fertile breadbaskets has pushed prices up 62% since early June, and last month saw the biggest and fastest increase since 1959.

    Global Wheat Shortage Feared as Prices Surge

  • Important for Canada, for the province of Saskatchewan, and for PotashCorp's global customer base, all of which will benefit from more equitable potash distribution to their breadbaskets.

    Sanjay Khanna: Potash Is Food Resilience: Should Canada's PotashCorp Be Sold to China?

  • Guests sat in front of cold coffee cups, empty breadbaskets, and wine-stained tablecloths not of their doing.

    What Remains II

  • In 2010 extended droughts in the breadbaskets of both China and India are threatening the food supply for over 1/3 of the world's population!

    Matthew Stein: The Perfect Storm: Six Trends Converging on Collapse

  • When he took power, Zimbabwe was set fair to be one of the breadbaskets of Africa and the source of prodigious quantities of minerals and a spectacular third arm of wealth in its nascent tourist industry.

    Archive 2007-08-12

  • Quite apart from the fact that Mugabe, Africa's nastiest megalomaniac, is, along with all his awful cronies, barred from travel within the EU, he is also the despot who has presided over the economic and social meltdown of a country that, in its former guise as Southern Rhodesia, was one of the breadbaskets of the continent.

    Portugal in Shock Invite to Ruthless Tyrant

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