Final Project Ideas

Members

Val Healy, Ceri Riley

Topics

Current environmental/human influences on agriculture (urbanization, desertification, industrial farming/animal agriculture) and how this impacts food security

Goals

Changing behavior, educating people about agricultural impacts — both food choices and environmental/land use choices — without sensationalizing the information

Techniques

Simple interactive/web visualization or infographic

Data/Story

Food Environment Atlas РUSDA

This dataset contains a lot of information, but we chose to look at the fact that 50.54% of Farmers Markets in the United States sell fruits & vegetables, while 46.94% sell animal products, and 50.66% sell ‘other’ (presumably flowers and other non-edible products). We wanted to look at the story surrounding farmers markets nationwide to see how local farms/agriculture¬†might help provide different types of food choices to people.

 

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