What the World Eats [STUDY GALLERY]

What the World Eats [STUDY GALLERY]

Photographers Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio have conducted a photographic study comparing the amount of food shopping a family does on weekly basis from different countries around the world. To accomplish such a remarkable comparison, Menzel and D’Aluisio visited 30 families from 24 different countries that include Bhutan, Bosnia, Mexico and Mongolia, and recorded what each family ate for a week. Each family’s profile includes a detailed description of their weekly food purchases.

Here is a selection of pictures from their study:

The only thing i hold against the photographer, is his depiction of Africa (in the Chad example). Why were other families interviewed in homes and when it came to Africa a refugee camp was seen as the best option?   The trouble could have been taken to visit a home in Africa as well… Let us know what you think of Menzel and D’Aluisio’s study.

[Via Time] [Pictures are part of the book ‘Hungry Planet‘ by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio]

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