Can the World Feed China?
Supporting data for Lester R. Brown’s
Last updated 25 February 2014
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World Monthly Grains P...
To learn more about the global food
situation…
read Full Planet, Empty
Plates: The New Geopolitics
of Food Scarcity by
Les...
To learn more about Lester Brown’s
personal history…
read Breaking New Ground
by Lester R. Brown. The
book and additional
...
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  1. 1. Can the World Feed China? Supporting data for Lester R. Brown’s Last updated 25 February 2014
  2. 2. 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 MillionTons Source: USDA Grain Consumption in China, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org
  3. 3. 0 5 10 15 20 25 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 MillionTons Source: EPI from USDA Grain Imports by China, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org
  4. 4. -20 -15 -10 -5 0 5 10 15 20 25 1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 MillionTons Source: EPI from USDA Net Imports of Grain by China, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org Note: Net imports are imports minus exports.
  5. 5. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 1964 1974 1984 1994 2004 MillionTons Source: USDA Soybean Production, Consumption, and Imports in China, 1964-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org Consumption Production Imports
  6. 6. 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 MillionTons Source: USDA Grain Production in China, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org
  7. 7. 0 200 400 600 800 1,000 1,200 1,400 1,600 1950 1970 1990 2010 2030 2050 2070 Million Source: UNPop Population in China, 1950-2010, with Projection to 2050 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org
  8. 8. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 MillionTons Source: USDA, FAO Meat Consumption in China, 1975-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org Pork Chicken Beef Mutton and Goat
  9. 9. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2015 Kilograms Source: USDA, FAO, UNPop Meat Consumption per Person in China, 1975-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org Pork Chicken Beef Mutton and Goat
  10. 10. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 MillionTons Source: USDA Pork Consumption in China and the United States, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org China U.S.
  11. 11. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 Kilograms Source: USDA, UNPop Pork Consumption per Person in China and the United States, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org China U.S.
  12. 12. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 MillionTons Source: USDA, FAO Meat Consumption in China and the United States, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org China U.S.
  13. 13. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 Kilograms Source: USDA, FAO, UNPop Meat Consumption per Person in China and the United States, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org U.S. China
  14. 14. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 200 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 MillionTons Source: USDA Feedgrain Use in China, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org
  15. 15. 0 500 1,000 1,500 2,000 2,500 3,000 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 MillionTons Source: USDA World Grain Consumption, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org
  16. 16. 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1,000 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 MillionTons Source: USDA World Feedgrain Use, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org
  17. 17. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 TonsperHectare Source: USDA Rice Yields in China and Japan, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org China Japan
  18. 18. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 MillionTons Source: EPI from USDA Grain Use for Ethanol, Feed, and Food in the United States, 1960-2013 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org Food Feed Fuel Ethanol
  19. 19. 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 Jan-90 Jan-95 Jan-00 Jan-05 Jan-10 Jan-15 Jan-20 2002-2004=100 Source: FAO World Monthly Food Price Index, January 1990 – January 2014 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org
  20. 20. 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 Jan-90 Jan-95 Jan-00 Jan-05 Jan-10 Jan-15 Jan-20 2002-2004=100 Source: FAO World Monthly Grains Price Index, January 1990 – January 2014 EarthPolicyInstitute-www.earth-policy.org
  21. 21. To learn more about the global food situation… read Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity by Lester R. Brown. The book and supporting data sets are available at www.earth-policy.org
  22. 22. To learn more about Lester Brown’s personal history… read Breaking New Ground by Lester R. Brown. The book and additional materials are available at www.earth-policy.org
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