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Rice is among the most widely distributed staple foods in the world, making up a significant portion of global farm land of about 160 million hectares of land. Global paddy rice production is about 700 million tons, equivalent to about 470 million tons once the rice is milled. From the 470 million tons of milled rice, most is consumed in domestic producing countries; only about 39 million tons is traded worldwide.
The importance of rice is largely attributed to its highest extraction compared to other cereals- when considering the fraction of each rice grain used as food, rice produces more energy per hectare than any other cereal.