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They actually grow fruits and vegetables in different country's as they can get away with a lot spraying the soil with a lot more dangerous pesticides. If we want to be healthy we have to known where are food comes from and how it is grown.


"Then when you look at vegetables, Mexico and Canada together supply 72 percent. But the onion graphic tells us it's less than 20 percent."

You're misinterpreting one of the clearer parts of the chart. The onion graphic shows that 20% of fresh vegetables/melons are imported. The bottom part then shows that 72% of imported vegetables come from Canada and Mexico. There's no conflict there.


Corbin: you're probably right but what clue on the chart leads to that interpretation? The word "supplied" doesn't convey that meaning nor does the concept of "largest exporter" which leads us to think in terms of worldwide exports.


The word "supplied" isn't on the chart.

You're right that "largest exporter" is unclear; I interpreted from context that they meant "largest exporter into the US", since it's a USDA study and it's talking about "Americans", but it's certainly ambiguous.


This horror contains interesting numbers, but the graphics are just in the way. A table would be far better: http://www.wordstream.com/articles/google-statistics

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