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A Food Related Five Friday Facts

Posted on the 03 August 2012 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

A Food Related Five Friday FactsFrom the Masdar Times, a renewable energy and sustainability newsletter from the Masdar Initiative team creating a zero emission city in the UAE desert, come this week’s facts.

  • 80% of the world’s fish production is used for human consumption.

  • One of every two fish spawned comes from aquaculture.

  • The food industry currently account for around 30% of the world’s total energy consumption.

  • South Asia currently uses 94% of its potentially arable land. Sub-Saharan Africa uses only 22%.

  • 32% of livestock breeds are under threat of extinction within the next 20 years.

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