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Earth Policy Institute: Podcast

May 4, 2012

The Arab countries in the Middle East and Africa make up only 5 percent of the world's population, yet they take in more than 20 percent of the world's grain exports. Population growth and increased meat and dairy consumption have raised grain use per person by 50 percent from 1970-2011. With water scarce, arable land limited, and production stagnating, grain imports are likely to continue rising.