GOOD

Chart: How Much _____ Could You Eat on a Dollar?

The gap between the cost of healthy and unhealthy food is widening, so now it's time to bring it back into balance.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

Is America's Favorite Vegetable Making You Fat?

A new study looks at how meat and potatoes affect your waistline in the long run.

We've all heard the dietary advice: Eat less, exercise more. But what if that's not good enough?

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

The Environmental Benefits of Test-Tube Meat

A new study compares the benefits of lab-grown meat to the real stuff.

Would you eat meat if raising it didn't use so much land and water?

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

What's More Expensive: Farmers' Markets or Grocery Stores?

Two charts that explain why you should consider visiting a farmers' market.

There's a farmers market frenzy these days, and even the White House has jumped in. Still, many people see them as public spaces occupied by an expensive, organic elite.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

Feast Your Eyes: Where Calorie Counting Comes From Chart: Wilbur Atwater's Calorie Counts, Circa 1902

Wilbur Olin Atwater's experiments with a "bomb calorimeter" helped develop the system of food energy dieters and food manufacturers rely on today.

In 1902, Wilbur Olin Atwater created this chart to quantify the nutritional content of beef, flour, sugar, and various other foods. Atwater, a scientist working at Wesleyen University in Connecticut, believed that optimal human nutrition would come through the study and quantification of foods, as well as carefully measuring the energy expended during certain activities.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles

Feast Your Eyes: The United States Is No Longer the Fattest Country Chart: The United States Is No Longer the Fattest Country

It turns out that the rest of the world is gaining on us. Guess which country is the fattest now?

It's not exactly good news, but the United States is no longer the world's fattest nation. It turns out that the rest of the world is gaining on us, putting on more weight at a faster pace. This is especially true in Pacific island nations and in the Middle East, where the United Arab Emirates Kuwait now represents the world's fattest industrialized nation. Both regions seem to be struggling to adapt to modern, sedentary lifestyles over a rather short period of time.

Keep Reading Show less
Articles