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2017 Super2 Series

The 2017 Super2 Series was an Australian motor racing competition for Supercars, staged as a support series to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. It was the eighteenth annual Supercars Development Series; the series was won by Todd Hazelwood. A few substantial changes were seen for the 2017 season including the new rules of the Super2 program; this saw the opportunity for Dunlop Series teams to field a Wildcard entry in up to two of the four events selected. This program was developed to encourage more cars and teams to get involved in the Supercars Championship; the Bathurst round of the Super2 Series became a non-pointscoring round for the first time since 2004, to encourage more cars and teams to submit wildcard entries for the Bathurst 1000. The following teams and drivers competed in the series; the 2017 calendar was released on 27 September 2016. Points were awarded in each race. 2017 Supercars Championship Official website

Bennett's law

In agricultural economics and development economics, Bennett's law observes that as incomes rise, people eat fewer calorie-dense starchy staple foods and more nutrient-dense meats, sweeteners and vegetables. Bennett's law is related to Engel's law, which considers the relationship between rising household incomes and total food spending; the concept of the declining "starchy-staple ratio" originated in Merrill K. Bennett's 1941 paper, "International Contrasts in Food Consumption." The first published attribution of the concept to Bennett and naming as Bennett's law appears in the proceedings of a 1959 conference held by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Bennett's law is now a "well-established stylized fact" referenced in university textbooks, reports of the FAO and the World Bank, many global food system models, it has particular relevance to the Nutrition Transition. One implication of Bennett's law is that global demand for animal-based foods is predicted to increase more than human population growth.

Alternative dietary proposals such as the EAT-Lancet Commission's "Planetary diet" and new alternative protein technologies have developed in response to this predicted growth in global demand for animal-based foods. Because animal-based foods are considered to have larger environmental impacts than plant-based foods, Bennett's law suggests that, holding other factors constant, the environmental impacts of agricultural production will increase in absolute and relative terms as economies continue to grow. By adopting processes of "sustainable intensification" in agriculture, it has been argued that these environmental impacts could be lessened