Category Archives: By The Numbers

By the numbers: standard of beauty

Nearly 50 percent: When researchers obtained the Body Mass Index for 500 women who were professional models, they found that almost half qualified as malnourished according to World Health Organization standards. Source: Patricia Owens, “Weight and Shape Ideals: Thin is … Continue reading

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By the numbers: 1.65 billion

1.65 BILLION : the number of dollars in direct economic benefit that would boost the economy of Virginia if each Virginia household spent just $10 of their total weekly food budget on local food and farm products. Similar studies exist … Continue reading

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By the numbers: 18

18: percent of worldwide greenhouse emissions contributed by the livestock industry. (source: FAO)

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