Food of a nation

What would happen if people in one country adopted a diet like another country? Or the world? How would it affect resources, emissions, land usage, its people? Select a country in the top row and in the bottom row to compare the two.

What if people in ...

ate the same diet as people in ...

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Food of a nation | Population

Population of :

Population of :

Each icon equals XX ITEM

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Food of a nation | Food expenses

Residents of COUNTRY would spend this percent of their income on food.

xx percent

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Food of a nation | Food supply

Click to find out how production of each type of food item would change.

  • wheat
  • cows
  • potatoes
  • fish
  • pigs
  • vegetables
  • chickens
  • rice
  • goats
Additional need

Reduced need

Changes in wheat

Each icon equals kilograms

Changes in cows

Each icon equals head of cattle

Changes in potatoes

Each icon equals kilograms

Changes in fish

Each icon equals fish

Pigs

Each icon equals pigs

Changes in vegetables

Each icon equals kilograms

Changes in chickens

Each icon equals chickens

Changes in rice

Each icon equals kilograms

Changes in goats

Each icon equals goats

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Food of a nation | Land use

XXXXX would need XXXX more/fewer acres of land per year if it had the same diet as XXXXXX.

Food of a nation | Water use

XXXXX would use XXXX more/fewer liters of water per year on food production if it had the same diet as XXXXXX.

Food of a nation | Emissions

XXXXX would emit XXXX more/fewer metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year from food production if it had the same diet as XXXXXX.

Food of a nation | Fat consumption

People in XXXXX would consume XXXX more/fewer grams per day of fat if it had the same diet as XXXXXX.

Food of a nation | Protein consumption

People in XXXXX would consume XXXX more/fewer grams per day of protein if it had the same diet as XXXXXX.

Food of a nation | Calories

People in XXXXX would consume XXXX more/fewer calories per day if it had the same diet as XXXXXX.

Food of a nation | Sources & Credits

Sources

Made for the #Future of Food Hackathon by

Michelle Minkoff | Georgia Sambunaris | John Templon | Emily Cassidy | David M. Putney

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