Rice is the Oldest Food that We Still Eat Today
Written by Aniketh Kumar on September 23, 2023
Humans have been cultivating rice plants—which are actually species of grass—for somewhere between 12,000 and 15,000 years. All of our modern, domesticated rice can be traced back to a single crop in the Pearl River Valley of ancient China. The only other food that might be as old is corn, which was domesticated in Mexico between 7,500 and 12,000 years ago.