The Columbian Exchange: Process Of Exchanging Animals, Agriculture, And Disease

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The Columbian Exchange was the process of exchanging animals, agriculture, and diseases. The most important change that I believe occurred was the agriculture exchange. The old world introduced more tropical fruits than what was available as well as grains. They brought over cash crops such as sugar and coffee beans because in Europe those were the crops that were priced the highest. In fact, it was so lucrative to grow sugar in the Carribean, they imported all of their food out so they had more room to grow it. However, there was a much larger selection of crops available in the new world. They had crops such as tobacco, potatoes, corn, and more. Europe discovered that the crops brought back were much more calorically dense than the crops
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