Rice is the number one cereal in the human diet, supplying humanity with 23% or its calories[9] . Slightly more maize is produced globally (791 vs. 659 million megatonnes in 2007), but while 40-80% (61% average) of maize is fed to animals less than one percent of rice is used as animal feed.

Rice is the number one cereal in the human diet, supplying humanity with 23% or its calories[9] . Slightly more maize is produced globally (791 vs. 659 million megatonnes in 2007), but while 40-80% (61% average) of maize is fed to animals less than one percent of rice is used as animal feed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perennial_rice#Rice_is_an_important_world_crop

Written on September 8, 2010