Wheat fields in the Sahara

Wheat is any of various annual cereal grasses of the genus Triticum which originated in the Mediterranean region and southwest Asia.

Globally, after corn, wheat is the second most produced food among the cereal crops; rice ranks third. Wheat is widely cultivated in temperate regions in many varieties for its commercially important edible grain which is ground to produce the flour used in many foods – including bread and pasta. The grain is fermented to make beer.

The Islamic Federation announced a bumper crop of recombinant corn and wheat from its Sahara farmlands in May 2144.