No. of manufacturing employees in
the USA 1970 2010 More than a quarter of U.S. employees Contributing factor to the decrease: Growth in import of goods 1 in 10 employees Source: Bloomberg Decreased employment rate in developed countries EMPLOYMENT
FOOD SUPPLY Food supply doesn’t
depend on seasons or local resources anymore Source: FAO Example:bananasfromthetropicsareexportedtotemperatecountries. Figuresabove=percentageofbananaexportstovariousmarkets. Russia,8% OtherCountries,17% China,4% LatinAmerica,4% European Counties,27% UnitedStates,27% Japan, 7% Other Asia, 6%
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Gallons of gas used per ton moved 1,000 miles Pounds of carbon emitted per ton moved 1000 miles Airplane Train Ship Trucks 165 30 7 4 4,056 666 132 97 FOOD SUPPLY Importing more food means increased fuel use, which is hard on the environment.
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People in different countries are
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