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Subversive online graphics

(article, Culinate staff)

Last month, two cool online graphics were pointed out to us by the folks at Roots of Change: a nifty pyramid scheme (no, not that kind) showing how to eat to save the environment, and an interactive map showing the locations of the country's food deserts.

The environmental pyramid essentially flips the standard USDA dietary pyramid on its head, showing the comparative environmental costs of eating meat versus eating plants. The food-desert map — not surprisingly, the food deserts are most expansive in the sparsely settled western half of the country — lets you search by location, click on the map, or compare types of data for a single location. And, yes, you can also figure out how to help on a local level.