Cropland footprint of China, EU-28 and USA
Our findings reveal characteristic patterns and distinct trends for the cropland footprint of China, the EU-28 and the USA. While animal source foods take the highest but declining shares in the EU and the US cropland footprint, their place is still only second after plant-based food in China, albeit showing a rapid increase throughout the time series.
Other uses, i.e. mainly industrial non-food uses, are particularly increasing in China and the US. In the EU, we see a shift from animal-based to plant-based non-food products.