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Friday, June 08, 2007
What the World Eats
And speaking of Chef on a Shoestring, Time magazine has a fabulous photo essay on what a typical family spends on food for a week, called appropriately enough, What the World Eats.

The photos are beautiful, and come from a book project called The Hungry Planet.

The lowest amount, and the saddest photo, come from an African family in a refugee camp. They manage to survive on just $1.23 per person, and from the amount of food in front of them - just barely.

The most expensive family is not from the US. It's a family from a place called Bargteheide, a little town in Germany. They spend $500 a week.

Interestingly, most of the European or first world countries averaged around $200 a week, while less developed countries were between $35 and $60 a week, with not a whole lot of variation.

The happiest family seems to be this happy group from Ecuador:

posted by Broadsheet @ 3:55 PM  
1 Editorial Opinions:
  • At June 08, 2007, Blogger Jamaila said…

    Did you notice the difference in fresh produce? Virtually all of the countries except the US and England had quite a lot. But the American and English spreads were practically all packaged foods -- I think I saw one piece of broccoli on the English one and that was it! Really interesting.

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