Agribusiness now produces 3800 calories of food a day for every American, 500 calories more than it

May 9, 2015

Agribusiness now produces 3800 calories of food a day for every American, 500 calories more than it produced 30 years ago. (And by the government's lights, at least a thousand more calories than most people need).

 

Source: Pollan, Michael, "Critser, Greg, Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World," The New York Times Book Review, 1/12/03

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