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    U.S. Food Consumption: Flour and cereal intake has increased 47% since 1970


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    Wednesday, June 09, 2004 11:06 am Email this article
    From 1970 to 1997 U.S. intake of flour and cereal products increased 47 percent per person, from 136 pounds to 200 pounds per person according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service.                                                        

    Flour and Cereal Products

    U.S. Consumption per person from 1970-1997

    Year
    Flour and Cereal Products
    % Change since 1970
    1970
    136 lbs
    NA
    1980
    145 lbs
    +7%
    1990
    182 lbs
    +34%
    1997
    200 lbs
    +47%

    REFERENCE

    Putnam JJ, Allshouse JE. Food consumption, prices, and expenditures, 1970-97. Statistical Bulletin No. 965, 1999 April, Table 1. http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/sb965/

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