This graphic from the NY Times compresses almost 100 years of information about human mouths and the misery caused thereby into one almost stunning chart. Think of the pain, the terror, the children torn from their mothers, the death, the fear....all compressed into some innocent appearing lines on a background. An abstraction of atrocities.
Another graphic from Civil Eats provides an interactive look at the sources and amount of calories ingested from 1970 to 2008. This presentation utilizes some of the strengths of presenting information via computer, those of being able to present data in a dynamic manner and allowing the user to influence the presentation. Notice how many more calories we eat now as compared to 1970.
No matter what, make your food choices a comfort for all Earthlings, go vegan.