Every week (except for this past December) Food+Tech Connect posts a weekly infographic to help visualize the complexities of our food system and it's impact on our health, economy and the environment. The following are the most popular infographics from 2012.
By a landslide, the most popular infographic of the years was Carbs Are Killing You designed by Column Five Media for Massive Health. After all those years of not eating red meat and cutting back on the mayonnaise, science now tells us it's carbs, not fat, making Americans overweight. This interesting infographic describes in depth the way in which carbohydrates make the body store fat. Be sure to check out the lively conversation still taking place in the comments section.
Designed for Anytime Fitness and based on the fitness and nutritional habits of its 1.3 million members, Weight of the Union looks at the numbers behind obesity – how expensive it is to be overweight ($2.4 billion spent on diet foods), how much more food people are eating (portion sizes are 2-5 times larger) and the amount of time we spend on activities (95% of people don't do any daily physical activity).
After collecting over 7.68 million food rating in just 5 months through its Eatery iPhone app, Massive Health released some key findings about when people eat, where people eat, what they eat, and who they eat with, as a series of infographics. For more information about the company and to see the infographic detailing at how people think they eat (and how he
althy they actually eat) click here. The infographic below is one in the series that visualizes data about how our friends and peers influence what we eat. The remaining infographics are available here.
Applegate put together this handy infographic to give “supermoms” the “superpowers” to keep “superbugs,” bacteria resistant to one or more antibiotics that can cause deadly diseases in humans, out of their childrens’ diets.
The following is not an infographic, but rather a video of Stefani Bardin‘sproject M2A™:The Fantastic Voyage. The video offers a graphic look at how the gastrointestinal tract (GI) processes a meal of Top Ramen, Gummy Bears and Blue Gatorade versus a meal of hand made noodles, pomegranate/cherry juice gummy bears, and hibiscus gatorade. Read more about the project and how others reacted to the video here.