The interactive above is from the National Geographic Society's 2014 focus on the Future of Food.
Daily diets vary considerably around the world, and global meat consumption per person has nearly doubled since 1961. On the first page of the interactive, select different countries or regions to see how consumption patterns have changed in the last 50 years. Click on the "Meat Consumption" tab at the top to interact with the charts to see how each country or region's meat-eating patterns have evolved.
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry calorie Noun
unit of energy from food, equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius.
foods eaten by a specific group of people or other organisms.
Encyclopedic Entry: diet food Noun
material, usually of plant or animal origin, that living organisms use to obtain nutrients.
Encyclopedic Entry: food Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Noun
United Nations agency responsible for improving food production in developing countries.