What the World Eats

What the World Eats

What the World Eats

Time.com has an amazing photo essay on ‘What the World Eats’, showing what families around the world eat on a weekly basis, and how much they spend. The contrast between the photos is absolutely staggering. The photo of the Japanese family shows a living room of food, spending 37,699¥ or $317.25. Then you have a family from Chad, who spends 685 CFA Francs or $1.23 on food. The amount of food they have for the week, compared to the Japanese and most of the world, is nearly nothing.
I noticed a couple things as well, like how the Americans foods look fake and plastic. And speaking from my cultural point of view, every other country featured eats way more fruits and vegetables then I think Americans do.

Go check out the feature for a bunch of great photos.
Also if you like these, the pictures came from the book Hungry World by photographer Peter Menzel and author/journalist Faith D’Alusio.

Bobby

June 5, 2007