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This data visualization was my third entry to the May 2023 Visual Capitalist Creator Challenge. The contest centered on the topic of international trade and VC reccommended two online datasets. Beyond those constraints, we were free to tell any story we could find from the vast amount of data on countries, commodities and natural resources. 

Where Does the US Import its Food From?

For my third entry, I focused on a single country, the United States. If you live in the US (like me), are you curious where your food comes from? While the US grows and exports many natural commodities, it also imports a surprisingly large amount of edible goods. In a mouth-watering way, I wanted to show which countries these everyday products exported to the US are most likely to originate from. The data from focuses on natural resources and a large portion of these goods are products from the grocery store shelves, items we probably have in our homes right now. The next time you are shopping at your favorite market, see if the product stickers match this data. At a recent trip to Costco, I found they did. I always learn so much while designing a dataviz. This time for example, I learned what “pulses” are... a pulse is a chickpea, lentil or pea. Some of my favorite foods, it turns out. Bon Appetit!

      This graphic won 2nd place! It was published on Visual Capitalist August 9, awarding me the title of Creator Program Ambassador.

This graphic was also published on Voronoi on Oct 25, 2023.

It was also featured on NeoMam Studio's "2023 Jealousy List" 

CHART TYPE: Icon Chart 

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