Thursday February 13, 2014



This interactive map, produced by the CBC's Nature of Things (their upcoming episode is about allergies), shows the top allergies among children under 18 around the world. They vary widely region to region and researchers wonder why.

(Source: CBC Docs)

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Monday February 03, 2014



The Meat Atlas: facts and figures about the animals we eat, produced by the Henrich Boll Foundation and Friends of the Earth Europe, shows global food production trends.

Some findings:

  • JBS Foods: their revenue in 2012 was more than the GDP of Zimbabwe, Barbados, Iceland and Mauritius combined
  • Argentina has become a Soy Empire
  • Camels and reindeer are key livestock in many countries
  • It takes a small pool of water to create 4 steaks, which can have serious consequences to already water-stressed regions
  • Animals are increasingly given more and more antibiotics


Read more.

(Source: The Guardian)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Monday Feb 03, 2014  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday January 29, 2014



Which countries eat the most meat?

This interactive map looks at meat consumption, as well as the correlation between meat and CO2 emissions and cardiovascular diseases.

Data is derived from FAO Stat, EIA and WHO.

(Source: The Guardian)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Wednesday Jan 29, 2014  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share

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