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Rambo Prasad
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Read this article..

Brazil and Indian citizens are the greenest

Excerpt from the article...

Indians had the greenest food habits because they consume little meat and eat many fruits and vegetables.


Around 30% of India's population comprises of Vegetarians.Even the Indian non vegetarians eat comparatively much lesser meat compared to other country folks....Therefore unlike America where a big percentage of farm product goes as feed to cattle here in India it is primarily used to feed only people.

Check out this article..
Americans eat 5 times more than Indians

Excerpt from the above article..
As far as meat consumption is concerned, the US leads the world in per capita consumption by a wide margin. Beef consumption, for example, is 42.6 kg per person per year, compared to a mere 1.6 kg in India and 5.9 kg in China. In case you are thinking that perhaps Indians might be going in for chicken, think again. In the US, 45.4 kg poultry meat is consumed every year by each person, compared to just 1.9 kg in India.

Pork consumption is negligible in India, while it is a major item elsewhere. In the European Union, 42.6 kg pork is consumed per person every year, while in the US, 29.7 kgs are consumed. Pork is a staple for Chinese, and so over 35 kg are consumed per person per year. And, we are not talking about various other types of meat, like turkey.
All these comparisons are for powerful economies, whether of the west or the east.

So according to my opinion the eating habit and the lifestyle of Europe and America is much bigger contributing factor than the improving purchasing power of Indian people
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Pradeep bhatt
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I was watching UN report on food crisis y'day and they made India/China responsible for food crisis but no data provided. I know India imports wheat but could someone please provide some data.


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Pradeep bhatt
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India will not import wheat this year
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/No_wheat_import_this_year_says_Pawar/articleshow/3032968.cms
siva kumar
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Hi Prasad,

Well said
Pradeep bhatt
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Y'day in NDTV reported that developed countries are converting agricultual land for ethanol production thus causing food crisis. Ofcourse The fuel demand has increased because of raising consumption in countries like India/China. Don't we hear people around say "We are going for long drive this weekend"
Arvind Mahendra
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I saw Adnan Sami on Tv last night in his new avatar. I'm convinced that the food crisis can now be officially declared as over.


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Ayub ali khan
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Hey guys

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Pradeep bhatt
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Real cause for food crisis

http://in.rediff.com/money/2008/jul/04food1.htm
Taariq San
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The article Map posted was interestingly titled "The price we pay for China's boom"

yet it concludes with "China already consumes more grain, meat, fertilizer, coal, steel, copper, cement and refrigerators than the U.S., by one count. Yet its per capita consumption remains many times lower than America's."

Hmmm.

Forget the line in the sand for a moment, group together several other countries if you will and call them XYZ, just to make up the numbers in the billions.
Is it their right to consume at the same level as any developed country?

Maybe none of us have that right, but it's taken for granted because the planet can sustain a few of us living this way, for now anyway.
Arvind Mahendra
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Originally posted by Taariq San:
The article Map posted was interestingly titled "The price we pay for
Maybe none of us have that right, but it's taken for granted because the planet can sustain a few of us living this way, for now anyway.


No, All of us should be able to achieve a standard of living highly developed nations enjoy. Scarcity of resources leads to increased levels of efficiency. This is an economic principle. People keep complaining about higher gas prices but we can't deny that the modern car is also alot more efficient to generally offset the rise in prices.
Taariq San
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Originally posted by Arvind Birla:


No, All of us should be able to achieve a standard of living highly developed nations enjoy. Scarcity of resources leads to increased levels of efficiency. This is an economic principle. People keep complaining about higher gas prices but we can't deny that the modern car is also alot more efficient to generally offset the rise in prices.


Doesn't matter how efficient the car is, if everyone could own one, aside from the obvious traffic impossibilities, it would be game over.
Arvind Mahendra
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Originally posted by Taariq San:


Doesn't matter how efficient the car is, if everyone could own one, aside from the obvious traffic impossibilities, it would be game over.


Why??
Amit Agrawal
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Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
Next world war will be fought for Food and Water.


you mean we would have plenty of oil by than?
frank davis
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There is no food shortage per se; only that costs are increasing on some food items and/or some distribution issues. In the Big Picture view, plenty of food for everyone now and for the foreseeable future, people just need to broaden their minds on more cheaper and more nutritious alternative food sources such as algae and insects, both high in protein (much higher than grains).
frank davis
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Originally posted by Rambo Prasad:



So according to my opinion the eating habit and the lifestyle of Europe and America is much bigger contributing factor than the improving purchasing power of Indian people

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For almost all the years tabulated since 1950, the US has been a net exporter of food. Generally, I think we can agree that has a positive impact on total available world food supply.
 
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