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Industry: These Maps Show The Most Common Jobs In Each Zip Code

Industry: These Maps Show The Most Common Jobs In Each Zip Code | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
What would you guess is the most common job in the nation? Retail? Agriculture? Factory work?...
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A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites

A Journey Through The History Of American Food In 100 Bites | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese so much he brought it home to Virginia from Europe. The American Plate reveals these and other stories behind America's most beloved foods.
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Food Fight: Researching and Debating the Future of G.M.O.'s

Food Fight: Researching and Debating the Future of G.M.O.'s | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students will learn about the science behind G.M.O.’s, and they will explore questions about the consequences, both intended and unintended, related to their use.
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Mayan People's Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala

Mayan People's Movement Defeats Monsanto Law in Guatemala | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Photo by Josue Navarro GUATEMALA - On September 4th, after ten days of widespread street protests against the biotech giant Monsanto’s expansion into Guate
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Changes in the U.S. Economic Geography

Changes in the U.S. Economic Geography | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
In 1990, the manufacturing industry was the leading employer in most U.S. states, followed by retail trade. In 2003, retail trade was the leading employer in a majority of states. By 2013, health care and social assistance was the dominant industry in 34 states. This animated map shows the top industry in each state and the District of Columbia from 1990 to 2013.

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Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:42 PM

According to the map, in 1990, manufacturing had the highest employment rates. By the early 2000's, it appears that retail trade has then taken the top spot for employment rates. Finally in 2013, most of the US is covering in orange, which represents employment in the health care and social assistance work field. When I opened the article, all these facts were written above the map. However, I did not even notice the written facts because I was too busy playing with the map. This article tells us the facts but does not really elaborate on why things have changed. For one thing, I think  the manufacturing job market decreased because once the products were being made to be sold, retail took it from there. Of course manufacturers were still needed to supply items, but then retail takes it over. Health care and social assistance services were both in the top by 2013. This is probably because more people who were certified in medical fields were needed. Thus they were hired, which lead this job market to the top.

Danielle Lip's curator insight, January 26, 4:19 PM

I found it quite interesting to see that most of the world in 1990 had manufacturing jobs because working at factories was the only job that was accessible with not many health care service oppurtunities. While in 2013 health care takes up most of North America, when you might expect the majority of North America to be made up of retail trade because so many malls and building are being constructed throughout the world. One positive part of this map is that job opportunities were even there in the first place, without working the economy will go downhill.

Lora Tortolani's curator insight, February 2, 6:49 PM

It's amazing to see how priorities have shifted over time.  Also, this is a great display of how technology has taken over what once was human labor.  

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Dude, where's my food truck? Mapping businesses that move

Dude, where's my food truck? Mapping businesses that move | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Food trucks don't operate like typical shops. While mapping services from the …
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Why Is Chocolate Getting So Expensive?

Why Is Chocolate Getting So Expensive? | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Sure, most food is expensive these days, but chocolate is on a tear. On Thursday, Mars, the company behind the likes of M&M's and 3 Musketeers, said it was raising prices for chocolate products in the U.S.

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Unit 5: These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate

Unit 5: These Ivory Coast Cacao Farmers Had Never Tasted Chocolate | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Ivory Coast is the world's No. 1 producer of the cacao beans that are the base of our beloved chocolate bars. But as a TV report shows, some cacao farmers have never enjoyed the final product.

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, August 2, 2014 10:15 PM

So many things we take for granted. We should know more about the things we eat and the products that we use. 

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Unit 5: 2000+ Reasons Why GMOs Are Safe To Eat And Environmentally Sustainable

Unit 5: 2000+ Reasons Why GMOs Are Safe To Eat And Environmentally Sustainable | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
A popular weapon used by those critical of agricultural biotechnology is to claim that there has been little to no evaluation of the safety of GM crops and there is no scientific consensus on this issue. Those claims are simply not true. NOTE: This piece was co-written with a writer at [...]
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Unit 5: Inside Monsanto, America's Third-Most-Hated Company

Unit 5: Inside Monsanto, America's Third-Most-Hated Company | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
What's the genetically modified seed factory up to? Making high-tech plans to feed a growing world
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CH 10: 23 Photos Of People From All Over The World Next To How Much Food They Eat Per Day

CH 10: 23 Photos Of People From All Over The World Next To How Much Food They Eat Per Day | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Photographers Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, who also happen to be married, traveled around the world and met people from all walks of life.

During their time with these people, they asked them to pose for photographs with their daily diets in front of them. The craziest part about the entire project is the caloric intake difference between people of different walks of life.
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Industry: How containerization shaped the modern world - Sir Harold Evans

Industry: How containerization shaped the modern world - Sir Harold Evans | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove Malcom McLean, a small-town truck driver, to invent the shipping container. Containerization was born, and it transformed the modern global economy.
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Planet Food

Planet Food | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
The Planet Food interactive aggregates the contents of your meal to generate a map showing the global footprint your plate makes before it even gets to your plate, and puts you in charge of the world wide journey a bar of chocolate will take before it gets to you.
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Impacting Food Deserts With Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave

Impacting Food Deserts With Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
This infographic shows how one company plans to make fresh food convenient for the 23.5 million Americans living in food deserts.
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Interactive map: Food deserts in the Madison area : Ct

Interactive map: Food deserts in the Madison area : Ct | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Food deserts, as defined by the USDA, are urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. These areas are more than one mile from a grocery store or healthy, affordable food retail outlet in an urban neighborhood, and more than 10 miles in a rural neighborhood. Often these deserts are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few fresh food options.

Find out if you are located within a food desert with this interactive map. Click the "Locate Me" to find your location within the one-mile service range of supermarkets and convenience stores in the Madison area.
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Geography of Food Trucks

Geography of Food Trucks | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Food trucks of every variety can now be found in every major city. Their presence is beneficial as well as problematic for citizens and owners alike. Learn about the economic geography of food trucks in this short overview article.
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Food Fraud: A Brief History of the Adulteration of Food — Hungry History

Food Fraud: A Brief History of the Adulteration of Food — Hungry History | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Since prehistoric times humans have altered the state of food to extend its longevity or improve its taste.
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'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply

'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it

"One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 9, 2014 8:00 PM

The United States exports the best-quality seafood that Americans catch, but import primarily low-grade aquacultural products.  This is just one of the counter-intuitive issues withe U.S. fish consumption and production.  This bizarre dynamic has cultural and economic explanations and this NPR podcast nicely explains these spatial patterns that are bound to frustrate those that advocate for locally sourced food productions. 


Tagsfood production, industry, food, agriculture, agribusinessconsumptioneconomic, sustainability.

HazelAnne Prescott's curator insight, July 31, 2014 10:56 AM

Seems like a messed up system.  We do not have "taste"

Abigail Mack's curator insight, July 31, 2014 11:27 AM

What would make Americans opt for the lower quality, imported fish?

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Unit 5: 10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat

Unit 5: 10 Companies That Control Almost Everything We Eat | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and General Mills are among some of the most powerful food and beverage companies in the world.
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Unit 6: TED-Ed - Why do competitors open their stores next to one another?

Unit 6: TED-Ed - Why do competitors open their stores next to one another? | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Why are all the gas stations, cafes and restaurants in one crowded spot? As two competitive cousins vie for ice-cream-selling domination on one small beach, discover how game theory and the Nash Equilibrium inform these retail hotspots.
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CH3: From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century

CH3: From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Today's volume of immigrants, in some ways, is a return to America’s past.
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Unit 5: 40 maps that explain food in America

Unit 5: 40 maps that explain food in America | GHS Agricultural & Economic Geography | Scoop.it
Where our food comes from, how we eat it, and what we drink to wash it down
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