Australia vs United States
Grace Brown, Abby Smith, Jackson Appelt
GDP Per Capita (US$)
This statistic influences what people eat in these two countries because it shows how much money that one person can have, which part of is spent on food. A country with a lower GDP Per Capita, and averaging less wealth per person, would have more people that can not afford more expensive foods.
This statistic would influence what people eat in these countries because a country with a higher obese rate is likely to have more fatty, unhealthy, and processed food in their diets. It shows how healthy the people in the country would eat.
Population Below Poverty Line
This statistic would affect what people eat because it shows the people that are not making money because they don't have a job and must mind what they buy to eat. These people must buy less expensive foods, and most likely more cheap and easy processed foods, causing them to be more unhealthy.
This statistic would affect what people eat in these countries because it shows the amount of land that people have available to them to be able to grow crops to sell to people. With more arable land, a country would have a larger agriculture industry and more people would be able to buy and eat healthy fruits and vegetables that can are grown on farms.
This statistic would affect what people eat because it shows if countries are more commonly urban and highly populated or rural with less people, which would affect the amount of farming that is present in the country in rural areas. This would change how much organic food was made in the country and thus how much was sold and eaten.
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