Thursday, June 07, 2007

Hungry Planet

TIME has a wonderful photo essay titled "What the world eats". [hat tip: The India Uncut Blog] The type of food preferred, the quantity and the cost incurred by families from around the world are quite contrasting that its moving. What is really interesting is to see how much of their diet is culturally local and how much do they owe to globalization.

Photos and text are courtesy of TIME Magazine.

Italy: The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11
Favorite foods: fish, pasta with ragu, hot dogs, frozen fish sticks

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23
Favorite foods: soup with fresh sheep meat

There is nothing like a tragedy to put things in perspective is there?

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