Thursday, December 23, 2010

Philip H. Howard's Information Graphics

Are you a map kind of person? You can read and read all you like, but without visual aids, you still won’t get it.  Well Professor Philip H. Howard at Michigan State University has made your life easier! Professor Howard teaches courses in Community, Food and Agriculture and through his site, you can access over 30 different information graphics related to the food system.
On the site, you can find charts on the food system, foodborne illness, seeds, organic farms, organic distribution and retail, organic processing, and soft drinks.  There are some really interesting graphs…let’s let them do the talking.
Seed Industry Structure

Organic Industry Structure - Private Label Brands

Organic Processing Industry Structure - Acquisitions by Top 30 Food Processors in North America

Soft Drink Industry Structure
To view these in full size and the rest of the information graphics, please visit


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