The Real Price of a Hamburger: An Infographic and Illustrated Video

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The Real Price of a Hamburger: An Infographic and Illustrated Video

With a classic style and an excellent soundtrack and narration, this video from the Center for Investigative Reporting's Food for 9 Billion seeks to divulge the true cost of the very American staple food. Americans eat an average of three burgers each week, and though it takes only a fistful of dollars to purchase one of the 48 billion burgers consumed each year, that price tag starts to seem miniscule compared to the conglomerate costs of greenhouse gasses, water use, pollution, healthcare and other areas.

Though the data starts to compile and form a fairly gloomy picture, the creators offer a handful of suggestions for the average consumer to lessen his/her footprint. See below to learn a little more about what you eat:

Design, hamburger, video
Design, hamburger, video
Design, hamburger, video
Design, hamburger, video
Design, hamburger, video
Design, hamburger, video
Design, hamburger, video
Design, hamburger, video

NPR also created an Nation of Meat Eaters article showing some striking statistics through infographic design, highlighting consumption trends in America and around the world.

Some other hand-picked posts you might enjoy on our Design Blog:

Back to the Start: Stop Motion Animation for Chipotle
Money as the Messenger: Occupy George Infographics
Gift Couture's Tasty Wrapping Paper: Build a Gift Burger

Via Lindsey Burrows and NPR

Jessica Patterson

Jessica Patterson

Hi, I'm Jessica. I'm a Designer and Writer at Drawbackwards and write for the Design Blog at Design.org. I enjoy vintage things, letterpress, publication design, and long walks around the Cesar Chavez Park pond. You can follow me on twitter at @jessdoodled for lots of fun randomness.

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