Friday, November 29, 2013

Mapping Turkey

Sick of turkey yet? If not it is time to find out where your Thanksgiving dinner came from.

Around 250 million turkeys were produced, millions of barrels of cranberries gathered, a sweet load of sweet potatoes picked and hundreds of thousands of acres of green beans harvested for this year's Thanksgiving dinners. The Smithsonian has put together this ESRI map which shows you where in the USA these four staples of the holiday meal may have originated.

You can select either turkey, cranberries, sweet potatoes or green beans from the Thanksgiving plate in the map sidebar and view the areas in the United States where these foods were raised or grown.

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