8,000 B.C. – the earliest known record of sorghum comes from an archaeological dig at Nabta Playa, near the Egyptian-Sudanese border 1853-1910 - The development and spread of sorghum is attributed to the movement of various tribal groups in Africa 1955 - Sorghum widely used in food including bagged snacks across the USA, India, Africa and China.1955 – 2016 No sorghum based snacks in the UK.. Until now – insane! 1910 - 1955 - Sorghum spreads to India, China and Australia. The first known record of sorghum in the United States comes from Ben Franklin in 1757 who wrote about its application in producing brooms. SORGHUM AN ANCIENT AFRICAN SUPERGRAIN