Food production in the US

With issues of sustainability behind us, and big agro on deck for this week’s ASIC class, I thought I’d share with you the following graph of food production in the US (care of Sociological Images; click through for larger versions):

Notice the high levels of production of chickens throughout the southeast. This is a relatively new occurrence; poultry producers moved into the region due to lower wages and fewer environmental regulations compared to other areas, making it less likely their huge containment facilities would lead to a lot of opposition.

And crops…

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Dave Semeniuk spends hours locked up in his office, thinking about the role the oceans play in controlling global climate, and unique ways of studying it. He'd also like to shamelessly plug his art practice: