Map: Globesity and Nutrition Data From Around the World Feast Your Eyes: World Nutrition and Globesity Map: Globesity and Nutrition Data From Around the World Feast Your Eyes: World Nutrition and Globesity
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Map: Globesity and Nutrition Data From Around the World Feast Your Eyes: World Nutrition and Globesity

by Peter Smith

April 11, 2011

This map, from Chartbins, shows daily worldwide consumption—broken down by calories (shown in the map above) and by carbohydrates, fats and proteins (in the interactive version here)—for individuals in the total population. The world average clocks in at 2,780 calories per person per day, ranging from 3,420 calories in developed nations (dark green) to 1,820 calories in central Africa (light purple).

For extra curious data-miners, it's also worth poking around on Gapminder's agriculture site for a closer look on how these data correlate with agricultural production around the world. Do wealthier countries really produce food more efficiently? The results may surprise you.

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Map: Globesity and Nutrition Data From Around the World Feast Your Eyes: World Nutrition and Globesity