Global output in 2011

Value 681 million tonnes
Organism Bread wheat Triticum aestivum
Reference Brenchley et al., Analysis of the bread wheat genome using whole-genome shotgun sequencing. Nature. 2012 Nov 29 491(7426):705-10. doi: 10.1038/nature11650. abstract and p.705 left column top paragraphPubMed ID23192148
Primary Source United States Department of Agriculture. World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. Report No. WASDE-511 link (2012).
Comments "Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) is a globally important crop, accounting for 20 per cent of the calories consumed by humans...With a global output of 681 million tonnes in 2011 (primary source), bread wheat accounts for 20% of the calories consumed by humans (BNID 110562) and is an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals."
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