Interactive Map Shows The Origin Of Your Food

Interactive Map Shows The Origin Of Your Food
Food & Beverage

Researchers create interactive visuals to depict how food travels great distances to reach a plate

Jiwon Kim
  • 17 june 2016

In this interconnected world, globalization means crops that are not locally in season are becoming increasingly available. The International Center for Tropical Agriculture undertook a project to uncover the origin of crops and study how far food travels. Data was utilized to create an interactive map and visuals that assist readers in viewing all this information. The researchers found that nearly 70% of crops in food supplies and food systems are foreign.

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