World production of maize (corn; Zea mays) is nearly 600 million tonnes annually (Table 1). About 20% is used directly for human food, and about 10% is used in industrial processing to yield oil and other products including starch, syrups, flour, and grits for food and other uses. Maize is grown in tropical and warm temperate regions.

Table 2 Food use of cereals, 2000; figures are per capita supply in grams per day
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