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Analysis Finds Three Times More Farmers’ Markets in Areas with Lowest Obesity Rates
Article: Analysis Finds Three Times More Farmers’ Markets in Areas with Lowest Obesity Rates
An analysis done by PetersonGIS reveals that locations with the most amount of farmers markets have the lowest rate of obesity. This chart above represents the data found. In category 1 the obesity rate is between 12-25% while having 1817 farmers within the given area. This is in contrast to category 4 with an obesity rate of 35-45% while having only 176 farmer’s markets. With this data it shows that obesity rates and farmer’s markets correlate with each other.
This relates back to human geography and economics. The reason it relates back to economic is because the farmers uphold Weber’s Location Theory. The farmers go to areas that have the optimal location in relation to the cost of transportation, labour, and agglomeration. This is further shown in the other map as most of the world population are located on the west coast and east coast where there is the most amounts of farmers markets and therefore the lowest obesity rates.