Feeding The World Population
Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Nitrogen Fertilizers, NUE, Nitrogen and the EnvironmentGlobal Warming Review OSU Hand Planter
 Green Revolution

World Health Organization

According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, the average American consumes more than 3,600 calories per day. This is 20 percent higher than the average in the 1970s. The average for Europe is a little lower, at 3,394 calories per day.  livestrong.com

Calories Served per Capita

Our Basic Human Right, food, water, shelter, clothing United Nations, Human Rights
Magna Carta 1215  (universal, inalienable)

With Great Power comes Great Responsibility Youtube Wikipedia FDA

“The Price of Greatness is Responsibility” Winston Churchill

"In a democratic world, as in a democratic Nation, power must be linked with responsibility... ." Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“Much will be required of the person entrusted with much and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.” Luke 12:48


Almost 1/2 of the world's population live on less than $2.50/day

1 of every 9 people worldwide suffers from Chronic Hunger

1 billion people go to bed hungry each night

  • Food Quality, Environmental Safety: Afforded luxury in the developed world

  • 700 million people in the developing world do not have access to sufficient food

  • 180 million children are underweight

  • 10-12 million pre-school children die each year due to hunger, disease, malnutrition (33,000 each day)

  • World population is increasing by almost 100 million people/yr. (3%/yr.)

  • World food production will increase at 2%/yr.

  • 1.2 billion people in developing countries are living in extreme poverty. IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC) http://www.cgiar.org/IFPRI/index.htm

  • 250000 to 500000 preschool children go blind each year due to vitamin A deficiencies.  Two thirds of these children die within months of going blind

(United Nations) Americans and Europeans together spend $17 billion a year on pet food, $4 billion more than the estimated yearly additional amount needed to provide everyone in the world with basic health and nutrition.

27 Million Golfers in the USA
24.3 Billion dollars spent on golf in 2004 ($888/person/year)

82 Million Hunters USA (fishing, etc.)
108 Billion spent on hunting in 2001 ($1317/person/year)

If the World were 100 People?

6.7 % hold college degree's  (full circle, Spider Man)


Nation Master - Electricity Consumption in the World


Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
044 N. Agricultural Hall

China uses an excessive amount of coal on an annual basis, knowing full well that coal has the very worst environmental finger print of all the energy sources.

Brazil has depleted > 25% of its native rainforest that in turn was the single largest carbon sink in the world.  They continue to ignore USA efforts to reduce further deforestation.

NASA.govEarth At Night

Picture of the EARTH

World Wheat, Corn, Rice

Sub Saharan Africa, StatisticsCereal nitrogen use efficiency in Sub Saharan Africa. J. Plant Nutr. 32:2107-2122.

World Nitrogen Use Efficiency for Cereal Production is 33%  Agronomy Journal, 91:357-363

Grain Source
Production, Mt, 2004
Total Calories
Wheat grain,
Cornmeal, whole
Rice, white
World Population
/ 6.7 billion / 365
Calories per person/day from grain

Total Beef if split evenly among the 6.6 billion (189 cal/person/day)
Total Fish if split evenly among the 6.6 billion (93.9 cal/person/day)
Total Milk/Cheese if split evenly among the 6.6 billion (137 cal/person/day)

Total (Beef, Fish, Milk/Cheese) = 419.9 cal/person/day
Minimum (2500 cal/person/day) (Developed/Developing)



World Population:    (on-line)   
2018     7.70 billion
2012     7.18 billion
2011     6.79 billion
2025     8.77 billion (projected)

US Census Bureau


Starvation Starvation in Africa


USA Abortions > 1.4 million per year

Abortions Worldwide

Number of abortions per year: Approximately 46 Million
Number of abortions per day:
Approximately 126,000

Where abortions occur:
78% of all abortions are obtained in developing countries and 22% occur in developed countries.

Legality of abortion:
About 26 million women obtain legal abortions each year, while an additional 20 million abortions are obtained in countries where it is restricted or prohibited by law.

Abortion averages:
Worldwide, the lifetime average is about 1 abortion per woman.



1. Total giving

2. USA Ranks Last (% of GNP spent on AID)
3. World Produces Enough Food to Feed Everyone Today

Noman Borlaug, 1970 Nobel Peace Prize

CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Agricultural Reseach) http://www.cgiar.org/

Dr. Norman Borlaug, Documentary

Given the long lag time between investment in agricultural research and the resulting production increases, failure to invest (developmental agriculture) today will show up in production shortfalls 10-20 years from now (IFPRI).

From now on increased world food production will have to count on yield gains or pay high financial and ecological costs (land degradation and deforestation) for expansion into areas not yet cultivated (IFPRI).

Without the availability and proper use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, the worldwide growing demands for food cannot be met, and devastating social, economic and political chaos is inevitable (Dr.. Norman Borlaug, 1994).

Loss of Human Life

It is wonderful how much good you can do if you don’t worry about who gets the credit (D.D. Eisenhower)

Added websites:  Food and Agriculture Organization (Rome, Italy) www.fao.org

World Resources Institute (www.wri.org)
Maize area, ha (FAOSTAT)
TOTAL 160,968,730 ha
Developing 34,409,010 ha
% Planted by hand (60%) 20,645,406 ha
Yield increase, (25%), Mg corn 10,322,703 Mg
Avg yield of 2 Mg/ha
1 bu = $6.00
2204 lb/ton
56 lb/bu, 39.2 bu/ton
= 10322703*39 bu/ton*6.00/bu 2,400,000,000 $
Average yield, 3rd world maize
= 2 Mg/ha

L21:4, widow gave all she had
Mt6:21, For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also

The Hunger Site OSU Pocket Sensor

Agustin Bianchini, No-till in South America

Comprehensive information on Nitrogen Use Efficiency for cereal crop production