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  1. Grains of the WorldTopic: RICE www.britannica.com

  2. Rice: To eat = To eat Rice • Many languages • 85 percent is eaten • 3 times a day http://blogs.tampabay.com/photo/2009/06/sculptor-david-adickes-works-on-his-sculpture-of-president-barack-obama-on-tuesday-at-his-studio-in-houston-the-18-foot-tal.html eed://lilhats.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default www.stir.org.au/stir/Content.aspx?topicID=498 www.stir.org.au/stir/Content.aspx?topicID=498

  3. Rice: Rice is Life • 2.5 billion people—main staple • Global: 20% dietary energy, 15% protein • 50%-80% daily caloric intake for some Approx. % of Dietary Calories from Rice Source: www.fao.org/rice2004/en/f-sheet/factsheet3.pdf These are approximate percentages

  4. Rice: Rice is a Way of Life • Rice farming -- main employment source • 80% grown by poor in developing countries • 9% of Earth’s arable land devoted to rice http://mindanao.com/blog/2009/01/organic-rice-farming/

  5. Rice: World Production Source: FAO via www.gramene.org/species/oryza/rice_maps_and_stats.html

  6. Rice: U.S. Production Source: www.sagevfoods.com

  7. Rice: World Consumption Per capita rice consumption per 1 million (In thousands of metric tons) Source: 2003-2004 USDA Stats