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or must be used for human food. Soybeans and corn are the major feed components used in poultry husbandry. The majority of soybeans are produced by five countries (Table 3). World corn production is less concentrated, and 81% is produced by 20 countries. Yet the United States, China, and Brazil are the largest corn producers, with 69% of world production (Table 4). Not surprisingly, the United States, China, and Brazil are also the largest poultry meat and egg producers (Table 5), and India, the fifth largest soybean producer, is the fastest-growing egg producer. Moreover, these countries have some of the world's lowest

Table 3. World Soybean Production (1994)
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