Monday, December 1, 2008

Wired Maps the World of Food, Crops and Politics

If maps do anything, they condense the salient points of news into a single, visual medium. In Wired Magazine's November issue, the author of the article "Feeding the World" uses a world atlas to identify trouble spots that hinder the proliferation of food production. The map highlights the problems related to climate conditions such as droughts or storm-related damage, as well as political issue such as food subsidies or export restrictions.

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