These are interesting photographs which were shot by Peter Menzel for his book, Hungry Planet. Although these photographs stories are a little bit old, but they are still as fascinating as ever. In my opinion the pictures describe clearly the contradiction between expenditure and the freshness of the food. When people spend more money for food, they get more processed food.
Aboubakar family from Chad. They spend $1.23 for a week food supply. We can see that they consume a sack of grain, vegetables and a little fruit.
Ahmed family from Egypt. They spend around $68.53 for their food in a week. Lots of meat, a lot of green vegetables with a little potato.
A family in Mexico. They spend around $189 for food every week.
A lot of USA influence in this family, we can see some bottles of Cola lined up in the background and cornflake. But majority of their food is still composed of vegetables and some processed food.
A family in Mongolia. They spend around $40 per week. We can see a large chunk of mutton meat there accompanied with a lot of bread, eggs and just few vegetables. Too bad they didn't include the goat in the picture.
A Japanese family spend around $317 per week for their food. Basically their table is filled up with fishes and fishes. Few fruits and vegetables are visible. Well they just need nori and rice.
A family in USA spend around $341 per week for their food.
The pizza quickly stole my attention. I am actually surprised to see such large pizza. In here the largest pizza is only 3/4 of the pizza showcased here. We can see dunkin donut beverages and potato chips on the right side too.
From: Boredom is Your Fault via Information Aesthetics.
Labels: diet issues