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Food insecurity and social instability – Graphic of the day

Food insecurity and social instability

How will we feed 9 billion people in 2050? If we are to meet the hungry demands of our future, we need a revolution in the way we produce and deliver food. Today’s graphic comes from our 9 Billion Bowls multimedia report, which tells the story of a diverse group of scientists, students, analysts and inventors who are using Big Data and leading edge technologies in entirely new ways to make this happen. Access the full report at 9billionbowls.com

Hunger is both intensely personal and inevitably societal. In fact, there is a direct correlation between food insecurity and social instability. Affordable and available food helps form the bedrock of stable societies. When prices rise too high, or availability becomes too low, people frequently take to the streets out of frustration – and desperation.

Today’s graphic tracks food-related riots globally since 2007 against food and oil prices. The most notable period for unrest is the cluster from 2007-2008, during the Great Recession, when both food and oil prices spiked. Many factors affect food prices, including trade agreements, public investment in agriculture, currency trading and others. Of particular interest is the complex interdependency between food and oil. (more…)

Tennis court surfaces – Graphic of the day

Today’s graphic diagrams the make-up of playing surfaces at the four grand slam tennis venues. Follow the best photos as the action happens from the cameras of Reuters award-winning photographers at the 2015 U.S. Open with the Reuters Sports Reel app.

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India’s airports – Graphic of the day

Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, an airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in Rajasthan, stands empty. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights. The rush to build comes as passenger numbers grow 20 percent a year, to 38.8 million in the first half of 2015, leaving India’s major airports, which account for four-fifths of traffic, saturated.

Across India, more than half of the 100-odd domestic-only airports have not seen a scheduled flight this year, official data shows. Today’s graphic shows the number of scheduled flights for India’s airports.

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Shipping container ports – Graphic of the day

A majority of the ports with the largest shipment volumes processed reside in the Asia Pacific region. Today’s graphic maps out the largest shipping container ports in the world.

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Top 10 Berkshire Hathaway deals, investment – Graphic of the day

Warren Buffett is making the biggest acquisition of his career as Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to buy Precision Castparts, valuing the maker of aerospace and other parts at $32.3 billion. Today’s graphic lists 10 of Berkshire Hathaway’s biggest takeovers/investments in the company’s history.

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Facebook in India – Graphic of the day

While Asia Pacific accounts for a third of Facebook’s monthly active users, it generates less than one sixth of the company’s advertising revenue. But in India alone, Facebook makes the most ad impressions by far, more than double its nearest competitor. Today’s graphic shows the top 10 web content publishers in India in addition to some Facebook India statistics.

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An Illinois homeowner’s tax bill – Graphic of the day

Mary Beth Jachec lives in a three-bedroom house in Wauconda, Illinois and pays real estate tax to 20 different local government authorities for a total payout of almost $7,000 a year. Today’s graphic shows a breakdown of her 2014 tax bill from a Reuters special report on the multitude of local authorities soaking Illinois homeowners in taxes.

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The tale of two cold coffees – Graphic of the day

Cold brew often requires more coffee beans per serving than traditional iced coffee. As its popularity grows, roasters say it could help boost demand for coffee in the summer, when coffee shops have historically seen a 15-20 percent decline in sales. Today’s graphic compares regular iced coffee to cold brewed coffee.

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Philippines infrastructure spending – Graphic of the day

The Aquino administration’s public-private partnership scheme for infrastructure is showing signs of acrimony, revealing how a reform program can falter as interests diverge between crusading bureaucracies and profit-driven businesses. Today’s graphic highlights the PPP projects to build toll roads, airports, ports and railways in the Philippines.

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A place like home? – Graphic of the day

A planet believed to be remarkably similar to Earth has been discovered orbiting a distant sun-like star, bolstering hopes of finding life elsewhere in the universe. Today’s graphic compares the newly discovered planet (Kepler-452b) to Earth.

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