Infographic of the Day: USA Consumes One-Third of World's Corn Supply

October 12th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

Americans love corn! In fact, the USA consumes one third of the world’s corn supply.

Follow up:

As a result, scientists have determined that over half of the American human biomass can be traced back to the consumption of corn. We took a look at the corn industry to see just how big it is.

In 2013/14 the U.S. planted 95.4 million acres of corn.

That’s just over 5% of the contiguous U.S. (Contiguous US landmass: 1,891,098,508 acres).
That’s roughly the size of Montana (Montana: 94.1 million acres).
Most corn fields are in the Midwest:

(click here for larger image)

Children of the Corn



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