Contemporary discussions of food issues are so often hindered by slippery statistics and dubious science, so I’ve been enjoying a site which playfully makes a point out of “correlation does not imply causation.” Spurious Correlations plots graphs for phenomena which must be entirely unrelated–or are they? How can we avoid questioning the role that butter plays in Maine marital strife when confronted with this graph?
Or that the war on drugs is causing the disappearance of honeybees?
That you should eat–or avoid eating–mozzarella cheese depending on whether you think we need more roads and bridges?
What is Big Food feeding our chickens?!