Posted November 13, 2014
Kansas wheat farmers could feed everyone in the world (based on six billion people) for two weeks with the wheat they produce each year.
A family of four could live for ten years on the bread produced by one acre of wheat.
A typical loaf of bread contains 16 ounces of flour.
The average cost of the wheat in a loaf of bread is 17 cents.
A commercial loaf of bread has 24 slices.
One bushel of wheat yields 42 commercial loaves of white bread.
One bushel of wheat yields 90 one-pound loaves of whole wheat bread.
Wonder Bread introduced sliced bread in 1930.
The bread made from one acre of Kansas wheat could feed 9,000 people for one day.
Kansas wheat farmers grow enough wheat each year to make 36 billion loaves of bread.
By Julia Debes