Food crops: Food crops are crops that are grown for the sole use of human consumption. Example:- Paddy, Potato, Wheat, Pulses and Oil Seeds, Spices, etc.

Non-food crops: Non-food crops are crops that are used for profit rather than consumption by a family. They are grown for sale and are important from the financial and economical point of view. For this, this type of crops are also called "cash crops" - crops from where cash comes. Example:- Jute, Tea, Tobacco.


So, it can be concluded by comparison and observation that the difference between food crops and cash crops are that food crops are used for food supply and cash crops are crops that are exported to other countries  earns foreign currency. One is economical and the other financial. Food crop means food and cash crop means cash. 

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