Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Eat your veggies. More of them.




It's another example of technical writers behaving badly, making the data into a pretty picture instead of presenting the actual numbers, but it illustrates the general trend I've found: nutrient values in our food have gone down as mechanization of agriculture has gone up. Never fear, I'm still looking for hard numbers for y'all.

from here

4 comments:

sydbristow said...

WOW, I'm shocked. (Though like you I am suspicious in general of graphs with no labels and undetermined scale.)

imgqstp -- I'm gonna quickly switch to pears! (note -- I cheated. badly.)

Keifus said...

Yeah, but think of all the fiber we're getting!

K

gcckxgxz: glaxo smith kline (will save us?)

dogscratcher said...

I've heard of this before, but haven't even seen data this good to back it up. Generally, the people who cite these "facts" are trying to sell you expensive vitamins.

hipparchia said...

syd: cheating is encouraged here, but we call it creativity, or collaboration, or information-sharing, or ....

keifus: you're not commenting on this blog's irregularity, are you?

scratcher: hehe! busted! yes, that pdf came from a website that appears to be hawking expensive vitamins [i refuse to register there just to check that out]. i've seen some real data somewhere more credible, but damned if i can find it again. i'll keep looking.