The case for owning farmland in one simple statisticSubmitted by Barracuda_Trader on Fri, 12/20/2013 - 18:10
December 20, 2013
Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile
In investing, it’s often said that nothing goes up or down in a straight line.
Stocks, bonds, commodities… they all go through periods of growth, correction, collapse, mania, etc.
We’re seeing this right now with respect to a substantial decline in the nominal gold price after more than 12 straight years of gains.
But I’ve just recently come across an investment trend that has posted the same results for more than 20-years straight. And it’s actually quite alarming.
Every human being on the planet requires sustenance… typically measured in Calories per day.
What’s interesting is that the global average of per-capita Calorie consumption has increased a whopping 24.6% since 1964.
So over the last fifty years, the data clearly show that human beings are eating more… now to an average of roughly 2,940 Calories per person per day.
As you can probably guess, most of the rise has taken place in East Asia just over the last two decades, owing to the increased wealth in that part of the world.