Saturday, November 15, 2014

Are You a Candyographer?

National Geographic has a new educational interactive to help teach you all about food production and consumption around the world. Planet Food consists of a number of food challenges in which you can win badges by exploring where your food is produced, how far it travels to get to your plate and the environmental, health and financial impacts of the foods you eat.

Leaflet.js maps are used in a number of the challenges to help illustrate some of the issues affecting the global trade in food  For example the maps are used to explain where different food stuffs come from, how far they travel and where they are exported to. As you complete each of the set food challenges you are awarded badges to show your progress through Planet Food.

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