Sliced White Bread: A global product

Sliced White Bread – a classic staple of (North) American homes but, it appears, also a truly global product.

Via Digital Roam I encountered a great graphic this morning that depicted where all the ingredients that go into White Bread are sourced from:

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It was published yesterday in the San Jose Mercury News (reg req’d or go here) and they’ve got a couple more illustrations on that page. A great example of visual thinking/expression – and also an interesting reminder that even something as basic as sliced white bread can be a truly global logistics challenge.