Since 1961 food production per person has increased by 53.4% and calories available per person has i


FOOD PRODUCED PER PERSON: CALCULATED FROM FAOSTAT: [Production, Production Indices, Country: World + (Total), Item: Food (PIN) + (Total), Year: 1961-2013, Element: Net Per Capita Production Index Number (2004-2006 = 100); accessed July 12, 2016] 1961: 72.97 int. $ 2013: 111.93 int. $ Percent Increase: (111.93 - 72.97) / 72.97 = 0.53391 0.53391 x 100 = 53.391 percent increase 1971: 77.89 int. $ 2013: 111.93 int. $ Percent Increase: (111.93 - 77.89) / 77.89 = 0.43702 0.43702 x 100 = 43.70 percent increase CALORIES PRODUCED PER PERSON: CALCULATED FROM FAOSTAT: [Food Balance Sheets, Country: World + (Total), Item: Grand Total + (Total), Year: 1961-2012, Element: Food Supply (kcal/capita/day); accessed July 12, 2016] 1961: 2196 kcal/capita/day 2012: 2870 kcal/capita/day Percent Increase: (2870 - 2196) / 2196 = 0.30692 0.30692 x 100 = 30.69 percent increase 1971: 2365 2012: 2870 (2870 - 2365) / 2365 = 0.21353 0.21353 x 100 = 21.35 percent increase

Source: Pingree, Chellie and Anna Lappé. "The food movement is small? Not from where we sit, it isn't". The Washington Post. Accessed at https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/the-food-movement-is-small...

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