I guess that was timely

The last post talked a bit about food security and health, two topics that continue to interest us. It keeps coming up in our day-to-day lives; Emily just read in a magazine that 49 million people in the US suffer from hunger, food insecurity, or inadequate access to food. That’s quite a lot for such a wealthy country as ours.

A Peace Corps (not Peace Crops!) friend of mine just sent me a link to a really cool video that cleverly illustrates the global trend of life expectancy and wealth, by country, over the last two centuries. I ┬álove it because I am a graphics geek, but it’s so well done (by the BBC, of course) that it will appeal to almost everyone. It’s short, so make with the clicking. I know you won’t be disappointed.

Oh, and you can play with the graph interactively by clicking here.

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