Facts & Stats : What World Eats? Families and Their Food!

Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluision traveled the world exploring how the eating habits differ from country to country and presented their results in a photo album, called Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. The wife and husband’s team visited 24 different countries and 30 families to photograph them at home, at the market, and surrounded by their weekly food supplies. Apart from being interesting and educative, the project brings up some social issues. The exposed weekly grocery list provides information not only about dietary habits, but also about health, economy, lifestyle, etc. It also clearly shows the division between the first world and the developing countries. Interestingly, less affluent families eat more nutritious food than those who could actually afford it. On the contrary, more economically stable families eat more processed food, while fresh products constitute just a small part of their diet. Come to think of it, how much does your family spend on food per week and what kind of food do you eat?

Mexico, Cuernavaca The Casales family spends around $189 per week.

Mexico, Cuernavaca
The Casales family spends around $189 per week.

Ecuador, Tingo The Ayme family spends around $32 per week.

Ecuador, Tingo
The Ayme family spends around $32 per week.

United States, Texas The Fernandezes family spends around $242 per week.

United States, Texas
The Fernandezes family spends around $242 per week.

Guatemala, Todos Santos The Mendozas family spends around $76 per week.

Guatemala, Todos Santos
The Mendozas family spends around $76 per week.

United States, North Carolina The Revis family spends around $342 per week.

United States, North Carolina
The Revis family spends around $342 per week.

Canada, Iqaluit The Melanson family spends around $392 per week.

Canada, Iqaluit
The Melanson family spends around $392 per week.

 Italy, Palermo The Manzo family spends around $295 per week.


Italy, Palermo
The Manzo family spends around $295 per week.

Cuba, Havana The Costa family spends around $64 per week.

Cuba, Havana
The Costa family spends around $64 per week.

China, Weitaiwu The Cui family spends around $65 per week.

China, Weitaiwu
The Cui family spends around $65 per week.

Kuwait, Kuwait City The Al-Haggan family spends around $252 per week.

Kuwait, Kuwait City
The Al-Haggan family spends around $252 per week.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo The Dudo family spends around $90 per week.

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
The Dudo family spends around $90 per week.

Egypt, Cairo The Ahmed family spends around $78 per week.

Egypt, Cairo
The Ahmed family spends around $78 per week.

 Australia, Riverview The Brown family spends around $428 per week.

Australia, Riverview
The Brown family spends around $428 per week.

Germany, Bargteheide The Melander family spends around $568 per week.

Germany, Bargteheide
The Melander family spends around $568 per week.

 Mali, Kouakourou The Natomo family spends around $30 per week.


Mali, Kouakourou
The Natomo family spends around $30 per week.

Canada, Gatineau The Finken family spends around $158 per week.

Canada, Gatineau
The Finken family spends around $158 per week.

India, Ujjain The Patkar family spends around $45 per week.

India, Ujjain
The Patkar family spends around $45 per week.

Japan, Kodaira City The Ukita family spends around $361 per week.

Japan, Kodaira City
The Ukita family spends around $361 per week.

 

Image Courtesy and Source : Google, http://blog.the-dot.co.uk & Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluision 
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