相信大家對「卡路里」一詞不會陌生，然而，要計算食物裡頭的卡路里確實是令人頭痛。傳統食物標籤沒有橫一的標示準則，令消費者難以準確計算其卡路里攝取量。有見及此，英國平面設計師 Severino R 利用像素 (pixel)，將「卡路里」圖像化，每一像素就是一卡路里，既有趣，又簡單易明。
We ain’t new to the term “Calories”, yet counting calories could be a headache to many people. Instead of read from the tradition food label, which is always confusing, graphic designer Severino R found a way to visualise calories in a playful info graphic.
“Severino translated amounts of energy into a more relatable form of reference: pixels. Along with showing the daily male and female intakes, 42 common foods items are transformed into a pattern of squares — each pixel symbolizing one calorie (1 kal). The total number of squares/pixels in each food or drink represents the item’s total calories, making for a more digestible form of understanding that whole calorie counting business.”
FAO collates and disseminates food and agriculture statistics from approximately 245 countries and 35 regions from 1961 to the present. Agricultural statistics form the basis of policy and decisions, from where to invest and what to grow, to whether the population has enough food to eat. This infographic shows only a fraction of all the numbers collected, for more data visit FAOSTAT.