EPIBuilding a Sustainable Future
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Lester R. Brown

Supporting Data

 

Preface

1 - Food: The Weak Link

2 - The Ecology of Population Growth

3 - Moving Up the Food Chain

4 - Food or Fuel?

5 - Eroding Soils Darkening Our Future

6 - Peak Water and Food Scarcity

7 - Grain Yields Starting to Plateau

8 - Rising Temperatures, Rising Food Prices

9 - China and the Soybean Challenge

10 - The Global Land Rush

11 - Can We Prevent a Food Breakdown?

 

 

Key Graphs Presentation for Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

 
 

Preface Data
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Corn Production, Area, and Yield in the United States, 1866-2012

Share of U.S. Corn Crop Rated Good to Excellent by Week, 2012

Corn Futures Prices, 1 January 2007 – 12 September 2012

Corn Futures Prices and Crop Condition, 14 May - 12 September 2012

 

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Chapter 1 Data: Food: The Weak Link
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World Grain Consumption and Stocks, 1960-2011

World Grain Production, Area, and Yield, 1950-2011

World Grain Production Per Person, 1950-2011

World Grain Production and Consumption, 1960-2011

World Grainland Area Per Person, 1950-2011

World Grain Production, Consumption, and Trade, 1960-2011

World Corn, Wheat, and Rice Production, 1960-2011

World Corn, Wheat, and Rice Area, 1960-2011

World Average Corn, Wheat, and Rice Yields, 1960-2011

Top 10 Producers of Corn, Wheat, Rice, and Total Grain, 2011

Top 10 Importers of Corn, Wheat, Rice, and Total Grain, 2011

Top 10 Exporters of Corn, Wheat, Rice, and Total Grain, 2011

Top 10 Consumers of Corn, Wheat, Rice, and Total Grain, 2011

Grain Area Harvested Per Person in Selected Countries and the World in 1950 and 2011, with Projection to 2050

World Monthly Food Price Indices, January 1990 – August 2012

Countries Receiving World Food Programme Aid, August 2012

Food Insecurity Indicators in World's Hungriest Countries

 

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Chapter 2 Data: The Ecology of Population Growth
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World Population, 1950-2010

World Population, 1950-2010, with Projections to 2050

Countries with Stabilized Population, 2011

Humanity's Ecological Footprint, 1961-2007

Education and Total Fertility Rates for Top and Bottom Countries Sorted by Primary School Enrollment

Female Education, Literacy, and Total Fertility Rates by Country, Latest Year

Top 20 Failing States, 2012

Failed States Index Scores for 178 Countries, 2012

Demographic Indicators for Top Failing States, 2012

Social Indicators for Top Failing States, 2012

Environmental Indicators for Top Failing States, 2012

Demographic Indicators for Top Strong States, 2012

Social Indicators for Top Strong States, 2012

Environmental Indicators for Top Strong States, 2012

 

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Chapter 3 Data: Moving Up the Food Chain
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TOTAL ANIMAL PROTEIN ( XLS | PDF )

World Animal Protein Production by Type, 1950-2010

World Animal Protein Production Per Person by Type, 1950-2010


MEAT AND FEEDGRAINS ( XLS | PDF )

World Meat Production by Type, 1950-2010

World Meat Production Per Person by Type, 1950-2010

Meat Consumption in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Meat Consumption Per Person in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Beef Consumption in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Beef Consumption Per Person in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Pork Consumption in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Pork Consumption Per Person in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Poultry Consumption in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Poultry Consumption Per Person in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Meat Consumption in China and the United States, Total and by Type, 1960-2012

Meat Consumption in the United States, 1909-2012

Meat Consumption Per Person in the United States, 1909-2012

Feedgrain Use in China and the United States, 1960-2011

FISH ( XLS | PDF )

World Wild Fish Catch and Farmed Fish Production, 1950-2010

World Wild Fish Catch and Farmed Fish Production Per Person, 1950-2010

Fish Consumption in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Fish Consumption Per Person in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Farmed Fish Production in China and the United States, 1950-2010


MILK ( XLS | PDF )

World Milk Production, 1961-2010

World Milk Production Per Person, 1961-2010

Milk Consumption in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Milk Consumption Per Person in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Milk Production in India and the United States, 1961-2010


EGGS ( XLS | PDF )

World Egg Production, 1950-2010

World Egg Production Per Person, 1950-2010

Egg Consumption in Top Ten Countries, 2009

Egg Consumption Per Person in Top Ten Countries, 2009

 

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Chapter 4 Data: Food or Fuel?
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World Fuel Ethanol Production, 1975-2012

Fuel Ethanol Production in Ten Leading Countries and the World, 2011

Fuel Ethanol Production in the United States, 1978-2012

U.S. Corn Production and Use for Feedgrain, Fuel Ethanol, and Exports, 1980-2011

Fuel Ethanol Production in Brazil, 1975-2011

World Biodiesel Production, 1991-2012

Biodiesel Production in Ten Leading Countries and the World, 2011

Biodiesel Production in the United States, 2000-2011

Biodiesel Production in the European Union, 2000-2011

Biofuel Yields by Feedstock and Location

Biofuel Net Energy Ratio for Selected Crops

U.S. Motor Gasoline Consumption, 1950-2011, with Projection for 2012

U.S. Vehicle Sales, 1931-2011

U.S. Vehicle Registrations and Scrappage, 2001-2011

Vehicles in Operation in the United States, 2001-2011

 

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Chapter 5 Data: Eroding Soils Darkening Our Future
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Dust Events in South Korea, 1970-2011

Grain Production, Area, Yields, Consumption, and Imports in Kazakhstan, 1987-2011

Grain Production, Area, Yields, Consumption, and Imports in Lesotho, 1960-2011

Grain Production, Area, Yields, Consumption, and Imports in Haiti, 1960-2011

Grain Production, Area, Yields, Consumption, and Imports in Mongolia, 1961-2011

Grain Production, Area, Yields, Consumption, and Imports in North Korea, 1960-2011

World Grazing Livestock by Type, 1961-2010

Grazing Livestock in Africa, 1961-2010

Grazing Livestock in Bangladesh, 1961-2010

Grazing Livestock in China, 1961-2010

Grazing Livestock in Iran, 1961-2010

Grazing Livestock in Mali, 1961-2010

Grazing Livestock in Nigeria, 1961-2010

Grazing Livestock in Pakistan, 1961-2010

Grazing Livestock in the United States, 1961-2010

Livestock and Human Populations in Africa, 1961-2010

Livestock and Human Populations in Nigeria, 1961-2010

Livestock and Human Populations in Pakistan, 1961-2010

 

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Chapter 6 Data: Peak Water and Food Scarcity
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Wheat Production, Consumption, and Imports in Saudi Arabia, 1960-2011

Grain Production, Consumption, and Imports in Yemen, 1961-2011

Grain Production, Consumption, and Imports in the Arab Middle East and Israel, 1961-2011

World Irrigated Area and Irrigated Area Per Thousand People, 1961-2009

Irrigated Area in the United States by State and Country Total, 1964-2007

Countries Overpumping Aquifers in 2012

Estimated Groundwater Withdrawals in Selected Countries, 1940-2010

Estimated Groundwater Withdrawals in the United States, 1950-2005

 

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Chapter 7 Data: Grain Yields Starting to Plateau
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Wheat Yields in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, 1961-2011

Wheat Production, Area, and Yield in India 1960-2011

Rice Yields in China and Japan, 1960-2011

Rice Yields in South Korea, 1960-2011

Corn Production, Area, and Yield in Malawi, 1961-2011

Corn, Wheat, and Rice Yields in the United States, 1960-2011

Grain Production in Canada and Iowa, 1960-2011

Grain Area Harvested in Canada and Iowa, 1960-2011

Grain Yields in Canada and Iowa, 1960-2011

Soybean Production in China and Iowa, 1964-2011

Soybean Area Harvested in China and Iowa, 1964-2011

Soybean Yields in China and Iowa, 1964-2011

World Fertilizer Consumption, 1950-2011

Fertilizer Consumption in Top 10 Countries, 1961-2011

Fertilizer Consumption and Grain Production for the World, 1961-2011

Fertilizer Consumption and Grain Production in the United States, China, India, 1961-2011

 

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Chapter 8 Data: Rising Temperatures, Rising Food Prices
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Average Global Temperature, 1880-2011

Average Global Temperature by Decade, 1880-2011

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration, 1000-2011

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fossil Fuel Burning by Fuel Type, 1900-2011

Net Carbon Emissions from Land Use Change, 1850-2005

Mean Cumulative Specific Mass Balance of Mountain Glaciers Worldwide, 1980-2010

Effects of 1 to 5 Meters of Sea Level Rise on Populations and Land Area around the World

Effects of 10 Meter Rise in Sea Level on Populations and Land Area around the World

 

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Chapter 9 Data: China and the Soybean Challenge
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World Soybean Production, Area, and Yield, 1950-2011

World Soybean Meal Use for Feed, 1964-2011

Top 10 Producers, Consumers, Exporters, and Importers of Soybeans, 2011

Soybean Production, Consumption, and Imports in China, 1964-2011

Grain Production, Consumption, and Net Imports in China, 1960-2011

Grain and Soybean Production in China, 1960-2011

Grain and Soybean Area Harvested in China, 1960-2011

Grain and Soybean Yields in China, 1960-2011

Area Harvested for Wheat, Corn, and Soybeans in the Western Hemisphere, 1960-2011

Soybean Production, Area, and Yield in the United States, 1950-2011

Soybean Production, Area, and Yield in Brazil, 1977-2011

Soybean Production, Area, and Yield in Argentina, 1977-2011

Loss of Forest Cover in the Brazilian Amazon, 1970-2011

 

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Chapter 10 Data: The Global Land Rush
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Selected Large-Scale Acquisitions in the Global Land Rush

Large-scale Land Acquisitions by Project Type, October 2008 – August 2009

Large-scale Land Acquisition Area by Target Region, October 2008 – August 2009

 

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Chapter 11 Data: Can We Prevent a Food Breakdown?
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Extent of No-Till Agriculture in Top Countries, 2011

Plan B Budget: Additional Annual Funding Needed to Restore the Earth

Plan B Budget: Additional Annual Funding Needed to Reach Basic Social Goals

Plan B Budget: Additional Annual Expenditures Needed to Meet Social Goals and to Restore the Earth

Plan B Carbon Dioxide Emissions Reductions Goals for 2020

Military Budgets by Country and for the World in 2011 and Plan B Budget

 

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