This is so cool! Wellbeing can be measured using indicators such as education, wealth and health. These can be broken into subcategories such as emotional health, physical health and environmental health. Look at the animation on Worldmapper showing the amount of income spent per day.
An introduction to the Food Stories website, exploring the history of British food.
"This site traces the amazing changes that have taken place in the UK's food culture over the last century. Play with colourful animations and listen to audio interviews from the British Library Sound Archive to investigate the ways in which food relates to identity, cultural diversity, the environment, technology, farming, shopping, travel and much more."
An interesting map highlighting (among other things) the inequalities that exist between Developed and Less Developed Countries. How can one country be best know for Rugby (NZ) whilst another country is best known for Child Labour (Ethiopia). Is this global equality?
Want to know where the poor live? Look at where the light isn’t.
"Satellite photos of Earth’s artificial lights at night form a luminescent landscape. But researcher Chris Elvidge of NOAA and colleagues from the University of Colorado and the University of Denver realized that they could also illuminate something much darker: the magnitude of human poverty. By comparing the amount of light in a particular area and its known population, they realized that they could infer the percentage of people who are able to afford electricity and the level of government spending on infrastructure development. This allowed them to extrapolate levels of human development—a measure of well-being that includes such factors as income, life expectancy and literacy."
A rice enriched with beta-carotene promises to boost the health of poor children around the world. But critics say golden rice is also a clever PR move for a biotech industry driven by profits, not humanitarianism.