In addition to being a world-famous chef and juror on Top Chef, Tom Colicchio also fights for the right to food on a policy level. Food Policy Action, an NGO he co-founded, scores US policy makers on their voting record on bills related to agriculture, nutrition and hunger. What can we learn from their aggregate results? As … Continue reading Food Policy Action: A Scorecard for Policy-Makers
I’ve been playing around a bit with Tableau, a data visualization tool that is seriously so much fun! It has great interactivity too, so feel free to play around with it! Embedded on this site! The future is now! Basically, this shows meat consumption data that I downloaded from the OECD by country and region … Continue reading Global Meat Consumption – The Visual
Heya! Thanks for being patient in tolerating the lack of posts, I promise it will pick up again once this academic marathon month is over. Thanks to coffee, de-stress baking and solo dance parties (the best), I’m still alive and nearly done with the thesis! I do have a couple of interesting reads for you today, … Continue reading Mid-May Reads!
Faithful readers may remember that I already wrote once about Dr. Temple Grandin, but when Rianna from Masters-in-Special-Education.com reached out and asked whether I wanted to share their infographic, I was more than happy to oblige. And hey, I learned so many new things as well! Fun fact – she got honorary degrees from two … Continue reading A Deeper Look at Dr. Temple Grandin
Hey there! I’m currently on vacation in Iceland, so original blogposts will have to wait until after Easter, but thankfully I have a couple of infographic submissions by readers that have been laying on my backburner for quite some while, and which I am happy to share (though for the record I don’t necessarily agree … Continue reading Factory Farming – A Health Risk?
I know we have talked about this before, but I found this infographic made by Yes! Magazine a great means to dig down into what differences exist between food safety laws on both sides of the Atlantic. Especially since many of these laws could be on the table during international trade negotiations soon. Americans, Europeans, join … Continue reading Food Safety Law Face-Off
A new study conducted by the CGIAR in collaboration with a whole number of universities (its title is “Increasing homogeneity in global food supplies and the implications for food security” and was published in the PNAS journal) sheds some light on the realities of whether our diets are converging as much as we think they … Continue reading New Evidence on Erosion of Crop Variety in Food Supply – What Consequences?