The big companies behind organic food brands

When you walk down the aisles of the grocery store, there are probably shelves of organic foods with branding that looks small, local, and healthy. It’s almost like you’re buying products direct from the farmer. But probably not. The Washington Post highlights the ownership, based on work by Phil Howard, who has looked at similar ownership networks with beer, wine, and soda in years past.

See also Howard’s original network graphic that focuses more on the organic food industry’s structure.

Organic industry structure

Favorites

Where People Run in Major Cities

There are many exercise apps that allow you to keep track of your running, riding, and other activities. Record speed, …

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015

These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year’s post, it was hard …