40 Maps that Explain Food in America
June 13, 2014

The future of the nations will depend on the manner of how they feed themselves, wrote the French epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Almost 200 years later, how nations feed themselves has gotten a lot more complicated. That's particularly true in the United States, where food insecurity coexists with an obesity crisis, where fast food is everywhere and farmer's markets are spreading, where foodies have never had more power and McDonald's has never had more locations and where the possibility of a barbecue-based civil war is always near.

Vox published 40 maps, charts and graphs showing where food in the United States comes from and how we eat it, with some drinking thrown in for good measure, at www.vox.com/a/explain-food-america.

Reprinted from Vox