Infographic: U.S. calories since the ’70s

Although it’s a year old, I just came across this neat infographic from Civil Eats and The Ration, a News21 project from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism focused on food matters. Click on the link above or image below to access the fully functional graphic, which changes as your mouse drags from the 1970s on the left to the 2000s on the right, illustrating “‘calories available per day per capita’ as a plate of different food groups that grow or shrink depending on how many calories were produced that year.” I think infographic guru Edward Tufte would approve.


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