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... where large numbers rely on complementary vegetable proteins for 90% or more of their protein intake. Cut the protein content of wheat, you cut the usable protein content of the complement of vegetable foods.

Rice, however, would have a larger total population relying on it.

The answer in most high income nations is, of course, don't grow so many staple grains, and grow more fruits and vegetable ... we overproduce grain massively in the US, but its not a problem restricted to the US ... both the US and the EU engage in food dumping that destroys local farm incomes in large numbers of low income nations.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Wed Dec 24th, 2008 at 01:12:22 PM EST
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