How Much Food Is There On Earth?
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Food already in cupboards, supermarkets, & warehouses could feed humanity for 4 months, but potential food – berries, termites & krill – could extend that by another year.
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Food stock: the total amount of any particular food existing at any point in time
Strategic reserve: food intentionally kept on reserve to be sold when supplies otherwise become low
Stock to use ratio: the amount of stock of any given food at any point in time as a fraction of the total annual consumption of the commodity
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