Saturday, November 12, 2005

What Do You Eat?

The Dongs
Beijing, China
One week's food cost: 1,233.76 yuan/$155.06 USD

The Melanders
Bargteheide, Germany
One week's food cost: 375.39 euros/$500.07

The Revises
North Carolina, USA
One week's food cost: $341.98

The Aboubakars
Breidjing Refugee Camp, Chad
One week's food cost: 685 CFA francs/$1.23
Market value if purchased locally: $24.37

Photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio have created a new book, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, asking how increased affluence, migration, and globalization have influenced the eating habits of families around the world. Menzel photographs several families each with a weeks worth of groceries common to their regions. D'Aluisio interviews the families, records their food shopping habits along with a detailed list of all the food and total cost.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Don said...

It is so easy to forget how easy our life is compared to many others. We don't tend to spend much time being grateful.

Tom C said...

I am going back to my garden this spring. I wonder how much I can grow?

dcat said...

When I was in Jamaica I traveled outside of the resort to see the people and buy from them instead of the posh gift shop at the resort. They were happy to get my business and I didn’t mind just giving them money either when they asked for it. The guy diving off the tree got a ten from me. Yes I know we have it very, very good. Thanks for the reminder Indigo.