Saturday, November 12, 2005
What Do You Eat?
One week's food cost: 1,233.76 yuan/$155.06 USD
One week's food cost: 375.39 euros/$500.07
North Carolina, USA
One week's food cost: $341.98
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.