Food

Have we passed peak agricultural land?

The chart here is from the Our World in Data article After millennia of agricultural expansion, the world has passed ‘peak agricultural land’ by Hannah Ritchie (5/30/2022).  Interestingly Despite this reduction in agricultural land, the world has continued to produce more food. This is true of both crops and livestock.5 …

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Where do we find data on crop yields?

Our World in Data has, well, the data in their Crop Yields Data Explorer. For example, here is a chart of cereal yield for a few countries. With the crop yields data explorer you can select from most countries, different crops, and different measurements. In each case the data can …

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How does food move around the U.S.?

An article by Fast Company, The first map of America’s food supply chain is mind-boggling by Megan Konar (10/28/19), reports on the paper Food flows between counties in the United States by Xiaowen Lin, et. el. The author of the paper created the network graph of food flow copied here.  …

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