The World Food Clock

Posted on April 14th, 2014 by

From a colleague in Food Studies and Anthropology:

How much food is being consumed around the world right now? It’s a vast
question that can be answered by the World Food Clock. This interesting
website draws on information provided by the Food and Agricultural
Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and presents a streaming set of
data on global food consumption, global food waste, and other informative
topics. It’s visually arresting and users can scroll down to look through
different “clocks” that track statistics such as the land used to grow
wasted food and the stages of food waste, which include production,
processing, and consumption. This is a wonderful tool for folks with an
interest in food security, environmental studies, public health, and
international relations. It could also be used in any number of design
courses to illustrate a range of techniques and visualization strategies.


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