World crop calories and food calories projected to continue growth trend through 2050

Line chart showing projected crop calories and food calories through 2050 and historical food calories trend from 1990 through 2019.

As world population and incomes rise, patterns of global food consumption are shifting, as measured by calories available per capita. Large differences exist among countries for total calories available and for each of these four food groups: animal products, fruit and vegetables, oils and sweeteners, and grains.

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