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Food Maps

Postby PKMKII » Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:12 pm

First up in the "well duh" category, some maps comparing pounds of fruits and veggies per capita eaten, to obesity rates.
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On a similar note, here's a state-by-state obesity map of the U.S.
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Now here's what that map looks like, if you include the Canadian provinces:
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What are you doing to keep skinny, Canada?

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Re: Food Maps

Postby S'presso » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:51 pm

Shoveling our driveways :tongue:

And What's with the blob in Texas? There's a population of Texans who eat 60 lbs more fruit than everyone around them...

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Re: Food Maps

Postby PKMKII » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:22 pm

S'presso wrote:Shoveling our driveways :tongue:

And What's with the blob in Texas? There's a population of Texans who eat 60 lbs more fruit than everyone around them...


Not sure, I couldn't find any maps that showed some sort of correlation.

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Re: Food Maps

Postby PKMKII » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:46 pm

In case you're wondering why Americans are so fat:
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Postby Edd » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:58 pm

PKMKII wrote:
S'presso wrote:Shoveling our driveways :tongue:

And What's with the blob in Texas? There's a population of Texans who eat 60 lbs more fruit than everyone around them...


Not sure, I couldn't find any maps that showed some sort of correlation.


It probably has something to do with the distribution of fruits and vegetables coming from Mexico via ground transport.

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Re: Food Maps

Postby Roland Deschain » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:42 pm

Interesting maps there. I'd like to see something similar for Europe if such a thing exists, although I can imagine the subsidies pyramid being pretty similar, if not the same. The meat and dairy lobbies have too many friends in high places me thinks.

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Postby Edd » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:45 pm

Roland Deschain wrote:The meat and dairy lobbies have too many friends in high places me thinks.


You may have that backwards, Roland. I think they appeal to the lowest common denominator.

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Postby Roland Deschain » Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:06 pm

Edd wrote:
Roland Deschain wrote:The meat and dairy lobbies have too many friends in high places me thinks.

You may have that backwards, Roland. I think they appeal to the lowest common denominator.

That's what I meant. :haha: :evilgrin:

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Re: Food Maps

Postby PKMKII » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:04 am

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Once again, notice how U.S. food consumption more closely mirrors the government's food subsidy budget than the food pyramid.

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Re: Food Maps

Postby KC Observer » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:34 pm

Beer and distilled spirits should count as grain and wine should count as fruit!

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Re: Food Maps

Postby PKMKII » Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:44 pm

KC Observer wrote:Beer and distilled spirits should count as grain and wine should count as fruit!


We're talking about America, not Scotland.

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Re: Food Maps

Postby Roy Hunter » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:03 pm

PKMKII wrote:
KC Observer wrote:Beer and distilled spirits should count as grain and wine should count as fruit!


We're talking about America, not Scotland.
Okay then, ketchup is a vegetable.

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Re: Food Maps

Postby PKMKII » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:54 pm

Families from various countries, their food for a week and how much it cost. What stands out to me about the American family, is they're not really spending most of their food budget on food, but the preparing and processing thereof. If they had the Ecuadorians' dollar-to-food ratio, they'd have a whole farm.

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Re: Food Maps

Postby Roy Hunter » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:04 am

PKMKII wrote:What stands out to me about the American family, is they're not really spending most of their food budget on food, but the preparing and processing thereof.
You've got a consumer-led economy, places like Chad and Ecuador are producer-led economies.

If people are buying ingredients and making their own food, it doesn't stimulate the economy as much as them buying ready-made or processed foods. Plus there is the opportunity cost of having someone spending several hours every day preparing food, when they could be either working or consuming (and stimulating the economy).

So the next time you (or I) spend three hours in the kitchen making a meal from scratch, remember this: you're buggering up the economy. Phone for a pizza instead. :idiot:

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Re: Food Maps

Postby Ubi Dubius » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:11 am

We did. Yesterday.

Of course, Ubi Dubium got free food at her rehearsal. How'd that do for the economy?


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