Apart from rice other important food crops include sugar cane, maize, cassava, potatoes and sweet potatoes.
This means good agriculture land becomes diverted from food crops to large-scale monocultures of cash crops.
Today it's canola, tomorrow it could be the staple food crops of the poor.
Other food crops include millet, sorghum and maize.
Traditional food crops have been displaced by RR soya monoculture, leaving food insecurity in its wake.