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What does this term stand for? -- JeLuF 20:32 Apr 29, 2003 (UTC)

A nation's breadbasket is its major cereal-producing region, and this use of the word dates to 1753 - so it must be used by Joel Garreau rather than originate with him. -- Someone else 20:37 Apr 29, 2003 (UTC)

Bread basket or breadbasket?[edit]

This should not be a redirect to the household item breadbasket. This is a term referring to the grain producing region of a country. Defireman 00:36, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

I'm inclined to agree with the above. There's not much an encyclopedia can say about the woven carrying item, but the majority of the article deals with the agrarian regional concept. Unfortunately, the image at the top of the article is misleading in that sense; failing any objection on this talk page, I'm going to shift the "bread basket" section to a wiktionary link at the bottom of the page. -- nae'blis 22:17, 25 October 2006 (UTC)
Definitely. It is out of place. Thanks in advance for the cleanup … JonHarder 02:06, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

I think we should reword the follwing: "The Breadbasket of a country is a region"

A breadbasket can also serve something larger than a country. For example, Poland could be the breadbasket of Europe.

But Poland isn't the breadbasket of Europe. This term is not used in a international setting (i.e. no country that I know of is considered the breadbasket of a continent/larger region). Flamarande 21:13, 11 May 2007 (UTC) Sign your statements ( if need more go to
The first modern example on this page is "Zimbabwe was called the breadbasket of Africa", which is a country being the breadbasket of a continent, so it is possible. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:40, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

I would also like to see some references on this page. I have recently seen an arguement that Zimbabwe was never considered the breadbasket of Africa (although it is much quoted now). My reason for coming here was to find the origin of the quote, and perhaps see some concrete examples of how much was exported during the time it held the title. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:44, 3 April 2008 (UTC)