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Feeding the World

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I’ve come to a revelation on our role in Feeding the World after reading this portion of a Bloomberg Report: “There’s been unprecedented demand globally for grains,” said Gordon Davis, managing director of Melbourne-based AWB Ltd., the largest wheat exporter in Australia. “It’s being driven by demand for protein in Asia, which reflects rising incomes.” Even farm animals, which eat 16 percent of the world’s wheat, are driving consumption as alternatives such as corn feed get more expensive. The appeal of corn-based ethanol is increasing as the U.S. government sets mandates for alternative energy sources. “There is a tremendous competition […]