You are what you eat

May 20, 2009 at 6:59 pm 1 comment

I put this together on Tuesday, with data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It shows the price of different foods and beverages over the last three decades. The price of each food or beverage is set equal to 1 in January 1978, and the chart then shows how the price has changed since then.

The price of oranges, to take one extreme example (not shown in the chart), has more than doubled, relative to everything else. So if in 1978, a bag of oranges cost the same as one big bottle of soda, today that bag costs the same as three big bottles of soda.

via What’s Wrong With This Chart? – Economix Blog – NYTimes.com.

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  • 1. ljhealth  |  May 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    You are what you eat is a great topic! I just updated my health blog on toxic chemicals that are absorbed through our skin into our bloodstream, if you can’t eat it why would you put it on your skin?
    Love to have your feedback on my blog. ljhealth.wordpress.com
    Lori

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