Our Top Five Food-Themed Infographics
A collaboration between GOOD and Column Five
As we roll into fall and winter months there are many upcoming holidays that often revolve around food. From how different cultures diet (above) to the state of our food system, we decided to reach into our archive of GOOD infographics to explore the place of food in the lives of people from around the globe.
America's Fresh Food Movement
According to a 2012 W.K. Kellogg Foundation survey, 87 percent of U.S. consumers agree that they eat more whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables now that they did five years ago. Amidst high-profile medical research proving the healthfulness of these types of food, as well as a subsequent backlash against processed, consumer-packaged goods, the American public is taking note of where the food's coming from. More are seeking fresh produce at their grocery stores and farmers' markets. Some are even growing it in their backyards. What other trends are occurring, and what is most important to consumers? Find out more about healthy eating at our Food hub.
Which Countries Eat the Most Meat?
A collaboration between GOOD and Frank DeRose
An increase in the consumption of meat is directly correlated to an increase in a country's economic development. As a country becomes richer, its citizens generally eat more meat, a much denser source of protein than is available in poorer countries. But the range of the amount of meat eaten in different countries around the world is truly astounding, from barely enough for a few hamburgers to the weight of several people. Take a look at which countries are eating the most meat every year, on a per capita basis, and which are eating the least.
What's Wrong with our Food System?
Around the world every night, one in seven people go to bed hungry—that's almost one billion people. People are hungry not because there isn't enough food produced but because our food system is broken. In fact, 80% of the world's hungry are directly involved in food production. We can address this hunger if we support small-scale food producers, tackle climate change, and reduce food waste. Check out our latest infographic to learn about some of the ways that the food system can be fixed to improve the quality of life for millions.
The State of Organics
A collaboration between GOOD and Francesca Ramos
October 2012 marked the 10th anniversary of the USDA organic seal helping to raise awareness and provide consumers with more food options. As the organics industry grows it's becoming more common to walk into a grocery store and see organic products in the produce sections and on shelves. But even though you've likely seen the USDA certified organic seal, how much do you know about the product behind the label?