Significant Statistical Findings

USA and Australia

We chose to highlight the areas below because they all influence the country the most on what they eat.

These three data points influence what people eat in Australia and USA. Knowing how much arable land each country has and how many people they must feed, we can understand if the country must find another way to get food besides farming.

Food Cost per Week

This graph shows that the cost of food per week is much higher in Australia than in USA. Families in Australia must spend more money buying food, rather than growing it themselves. This statement also relates back to the arable land graph because only a small percentage of the land in Australia is suitable for growing crops. Families must buy more meat and junk food, which also showed in our Hungry Planet picture.


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