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The U.S. ranks 6th in asparagus exports

24 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2006 the United States accounted for 3% of the world’s asparagus exports, enough to make it rank sixth in that category. Peru, which ranked first, accounted for 40% of the word’s asapargus exports.

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The U.S. ranks 113th in food expenditures

24 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Americans spend about 9.7% of total expenditures on food, which makes the United States rank one-hundred-and-thirteenth in that category. In fact, the U.S. was last among all countries ranked. Azerbaijan ranked first, with 73.5% of total expenditures going toward food.

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