March 16, 2008

What Is Eaten In One Week Around The World

I stole this from Paul

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via approaching North by Paul Fuller on 2/25/08
Update since original post:
Some friends have asked me where I got these pictures. A good friend of mine, Cory Rintala, emailed them to me. When I was queried about their origins, a little googling unearthed this info: The photos are from a book called "Hungry Planet" by Pete Menzel. You can find out more about his photo essays on his website and through this article from NPR's Michele Norris.


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
(note the nutritional content on this table!)
Food expenditure for one week $341.98








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








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


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