Amount of money spent on food worldwide

In light of our upcoming February Meeting exploring the theme of ‘Sustainable Diets’ – see below for a couple infographics showing the annual incoe spent on food globally and world population growth, produced by Washington State University.

(Source – click below to enlarge)

“A map of the world based on food costs as a percentage of income compared with incidence of juvenile malnutrition.

The size of the country represents the percentage spent on food. The darker the color, the higher the rate of malnutrition.”


“The first billion was the hardest. But starting in the 1950s, billions and billions more people arrived. As fertility rates decline, the world population could peak at 9 billion or so. But that’s 9 billion or so mouths to feed.”


February Meeting: Sustainable Diets

Image-front-cover_coverbookpageFor the second half of our February meeting, we’re excited that Eleanor Boyle, the recent author of High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat, will be with us to present and co-facilitate a discussion on what is internationally being called ‘sustainable diets’.

See the full meeting agenda here (PDF) >>

Wednesday, February 20th
Vancouver City Hall
453 West 12th Ave. Map

Note: Enter via 12th Avenue entrance after hours.

Here’s a video teaser: