By The Numbers (April 1)

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April 1, 2008

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1,400 percent

– The increase in broccoli consumption per person from 1960 to 2000, according to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

50 percent

– The increase in the amount of fair trade coffee produced worldwide over the last two years. Fair trade coffee still only makes up half of 1 percent of all produced, according to CoffeeFacts.com.

25 percent

– The volume of an apple that is filled with air, according to the University of Illinois Extension. This is why apples float.

70 percent

– The percentage of U.S. oranges produced in Fla., according to the Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition. Ninety percent of those oranges are used for juice.

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