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What The World Eats – Amazing Differences

These images are from the book ‘Hungry Planet: What the World Eats’ by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluision. It’s an inspired idea, to better understand the human diet, explore what culturally diverse families eat for a week.

Their portraits feature pictures of each family with a week’s worth of food purchases. We soon learn that diet is determined by largely uncontrollable forces like poverty, conflict and globalization, which can bring change with startling speed.

Mexico

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Britain

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North Carolina, USA
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Australia

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Germany

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California, USA

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Italy

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Canada

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France

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Japan

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Texas, USA

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China

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Luxembourg

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Poland
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Kuwait

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Mongolia

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Turkey

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Mali

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India

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Bhutan

 

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Chad

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Ecuador

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Guatemala

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There are so many ways to compare the photos and think about differences in diet. Thus cultures can move, sometimes in a single jump, from traditional diets to the vexed plenty of global-food production. People have more to eat and, too often, eat more of nutritionally questionable food. And their health suffers.

What are your impressions?

Source:  http://www.foodmatters.tv/

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