This lecture, presented by Town Hall Seattle and sponsored by PCC Community Markets, is titled “Ask Marion: The Politics of Food and Nutrition.” It’s at 7:30 pm Seattle time and 10:30 pm New York time. Get tickets here.
What fruits and vegetables do Americans eat? More charts from USDA
I love USDA’s charts of food and agriculture statistics because they tell most of the story at a glance.
These are based on USDA’s compilations of foods produced in the U.S. plus imports, less exports, divided by the total population.
The most commonly consumed vegetable? Potatoes by a long shot (think: French fries). Next comes tomatoes (pizza). Variety anyone?
How about fruit? Oranges, apples, bananas. Really, can’t we be more adventurous?