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The U.S. ranks 1st in peanut butter exports

7 February 2009 1 comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2006 the United States exported 24,321 tonnes of peanut butter in 2006, which was 35% of the world’s total peanut butter exports. This was enough to make the United States rank first in that category. Four countries–the United States, China, Canada, and the Netherlands–accounted for 94% of all peanut butter exports.

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The U.S. ranks 69th for spending on fruits and vegetables

7 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Americans spend 14.7% of their food budget on fruits and vegetables, making the United States rank sixty-ninth in that category. Gabon and Congo rank first, with 44.8% of the food budget going to fruits and vegetables.

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