Sorghum is a cereal that has been known for thousands of years. It is essential as subsistence food in many countries, especially during times of scarcity. It requires little water and thrives in all soil types. The various parts of the plant can be used for food or to meet other daily needs. It is currently grown in the US and in Europe, mainly as fodder.
Alcoholic drinks are highly symbolic in many religions. Islam and Buddhism reject alcohol for its psychotropic properties. However, it features in rituals in other religions. The Fali people use beer in all their ceremonies, while wine plays a sacred role in Judaism.