Where does most of our food come from?
If you’ve been paying attention to any current events, there has been a lot of discussion about increasing food prices and where the supply originates. All over the globe, countries depend on the import and export of food products to support their populations.
I was having a discussion the other day with my brother and we got curious about how much profit different counties gain from exporting food products. In our search we came across this map from howlongtocook.org that breaks it down which ranks countries by food export in a very digestible way.
I don’t know why I was surprised to see the United States at the top food export, but after thinking on it a little, we do have a variety of climates across the country that can host different crops and other food supplies. To see the other countries in the $10billion category it began to add up, they are large well established countries. On the other end of the spectrum there are countries that bring in under $10million in exports. To be completely transparent, I have not heard of the majority of the countries. After sending my brother off on a separate Google search, we learned that these are either small islands or an extreme climate where it would be difficult to produce.
After we exhausted our conversation and research, it made me think how intriguing it would be to see the other side of this report. Almost every country on this list supports one another in some capacity. So off I go to Google for another search to see how imports shake out especially in some of the smaller countries.