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Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

January 9th, 2008 · No Comments · Current Events, Food, Interesting

I was reading through Time Magazine and came across a photo essay called What the World Eats. The essay was based on the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’ Aluisio.

Japan : The Ukita family of Kodaira City
Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25


Italy : The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

Germany : The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

United States : The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week: $341.98

Mexico : The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

Poland : The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Egypt : The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

Ecuador : The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

Bhutan : The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Chad : The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

Photographs from the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats

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