25 Feb '14, 4pm

"We have all heard of peak oil, but peak grains?" @peaktweat

The United States is the largest producer of corn in the world, making up 32% of the global crop as of 2010. Corn also accounts for nearly a quarter of all of the harvested crop acreage in the country. According to the National Corn Growers Association , about 80% of U.S.-produced corn is used as animal feed either domestically or overseas, while only 12% goes to food intended for human consumption. For wheat, the U.S. produces about 10% of the global supply and exports a quarter of it, with about 22% used for livestock feed. And even though U.S. rice production accounts for just under 2% of the global share, we are the second-leading rice exporter, making up

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