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Some folks are obsessed with numbers. Others are obsessed with food. Combine these two tastes that taste great together and you get: Reese's peanut butter cups infographics about food. Here are just a few random sets of data on food consumption in the US. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 23rd, 2011 @ 6:43pm

    Omnivores Dilemma

    When thinking about food, think about this:

    http://michaelpollan.com/books/the-omnivores-dilemma/

     

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    Jeffrey Nonken (profile), Sep 23rd, 2011 @ 6:44pm

    Thin mints = favorite -- yep, what I'm told every year

    Personally, my favorite is Do-si-dos.

    Still, if somebody offers me Thin Mints, I'll likely eat them. :)

     

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    Ed C., Sep 23rd, 2011 @ 8:44pm

    "Hmm: 110 lbs of red meat vs 415 lbs of vegetables? Do those numbers sound right to you?"
    Corn syrup counts as a vegetable, right?

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Sep 23rd, 2011 @ 9:35pm

    Re: Thin mints = favorite -- yep, what I'm told every year

    [Monty Python] "They're only wafer thin..." [/Monty Python]

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 23rd, 2011 @ 9:54pm

    I eat 300 grams every meal those add up to 1200g per day equals to 1.2*365=438Kg and that is 966 lb per year.

    If nothing else those numbers seem low to me.

    I doubt people are eating less than 300 grams every meal, unless a large part of the population is not eating, like the homeless.

    Yes I weight my meals I have to.

     

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    Nom du Clavier (profile), Sep 24th, 2011 @ 1:41pm

    Re:

    I think you forgot to account for grains/potatoes, which would help account for those numbers not adding up to 300g/meal.

    On a side note, why is McD mentioned in an article about food? To my recollection from the last time I tried any, years ago, it has only a passing resemblance to foodstuffs.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 24th, 2011 @ 2:21pm

    In my mind potatoes/grains are vegetables, are they counted apart?

    Vegetables = anything of vegetal origin.

    Is that not the right definition?

     

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    Nom du Clavier (profile), Sep 24th, 2011 @ 2:44pm

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    Technically I think you're right. They are generally counted as a separate food group, though; in stores similarly you don't tend to find bags of rice somewhere between the cucumbers and lettuce.

    So, probably, those weights/annum were separated out by food group?

     

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    Chosen Reject (profile), Sep 26th, 2011 @ 1:34pm

    Re:

    Vegetables = anything of vegetable origin that isn't counted in another group. Cereals are not vegetables, culinary fruits* are not vegetables, nuts are not vegetables, nor is corn syrup, sugar, chocolate, vegetable oil/spread, and a great other number of things.

    *I'm so sick of the tomatoes-are-a-fruit-not-a-vegetable argument. "But it has seeds" they say. Fine, then cucumbers, squash, pumpkin, string beans, peas, etc are also fruits. In fact, by that definition, corn, wheat and barley are fruits also. Let's just all realize that culinary fruits are a subset of botanical fruits.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Sep 26th, 2011 @ 1:52pm

    Re: Re:

    FYI, the Supreme Court ruled that tomatoes are vegetables (for import customs purposes)....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nix_v._Hedden

     

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