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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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The U.S. ranks 3rd in fruits and vegetables

26 January 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2004, five countries (China, India, the United States, Brazil, and Turkey) accounted for fifty-seven percent of all fruit and vegetable production in the world. The United States ranked third, with five percent of the total. China ranked first, with thirty-seven percent of the total.

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