random facts that I have collected about transportation and food

Note to self: For every fact you find, there is another fact that contradicts the first fact. Just know this.

  • A bus is more fuel-efficient than driving alone with as little as seven passengers. – federal transit authority

  • Public transportation is a vital link for the more than 51 million Americans with disabilities. – american public transportation association

  • In the United States, automobile accidents are the leading cause of death for ages 0-45 and the 5th leading cause of death overall.- national vital statistics report 2013

  • Nationally, just over 50% of road costs are covered by users fee (licenses, registration, fuel taxes), the rest is covered by general funds that everyone contributes to regardless of method of trasportation (income tax, lottery revenue) – federal highway administration

  • 1 car damages the road as much as 9,600 bicycles. – bicycle transportation alliance

  • Just because it says organic on the box does not mean it is actually healthy, or food for that matter.

  • Food deserts are urban neighborhoods and rural towns without ready access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. Instead of supermarkets, grocery stores, and local farmers markets these communities may have no food access or are served only by fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer few healthy, affordable food options. – united states department of agriculture

  • The lack of access to fresh healthy food contributes to a poor diet and can lead to higher levels of obesity and other diet-related diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. Local community gardens can help address this problem. Check out feed the hood to see what one local organization is doing.

  • Corn is the most productive and most subsidized crop in America. Almost all the carbon in the human body originates from corn, and not corn on the cob corn (corn syrup, corn starch, corn meal, hydrolyzed corn protein, corn gluten meal). – king corn – You can check the documentary out on amazon instant video.

  • Orange juice (fresh squeezed) has 21g of sugar per cup and a Coke or Pepsi has 24g per cup. This amounts to around 1 tsp per ounce. – nutrition data


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