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VERY Interesting Photo Article: What A Week's Worth of Groceries Looks Like In Other Countries

Sunday, May 12, 2013


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KENSHO 6/3/2013 5:08PM

    This is amazing.

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BUBBLEJ1 5/14/2013 1:25AM

    Amazing, thanks! I have shared the website on facebook :)

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SIMONEKP 5/13/2013 7:45PM

    Interesting that the so called "third-world" countries families are eating a diet with much more fresh fruits, produce, and grain and how much crap the first world country families are eating.

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LULUBELLE65 5/13/2013 5:59PM

    The families in Mali and Chad look like they have very little food, but that's actually quite a bit of rice there. It's significantly more than you think it is. The jug that looks like it's got motor oil in it is probably palm oil. I don't think I use that much oil in a year. The family in Chad doesn't seem to have much, but I would guess that that Malian family is comfortable.

When I lived in Bangladesh my cook used to make all these really oily foods for me, and when I told her that she was using too much oil, her response was basically that I was rich, and rich people used a lot of oil. She proudly told me how much oil she and her husband went through every week, and I was horrified. (For the record, I am not remotely "rich" unless you live in Bangladesh where the average YEARLY salary was about 300 dollars when I was there)

I mostly just want to go into the house in Bhutan and see that shelving unit or altar or whatever it is; that looks amazing.

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KELLY19770 5/13/2013 12:37PM

    That was a very interesting piece. I'm not sure what is more shocking: the USA house with all the junk (my house, too!) or how little Mali and Chad had compared to all of the other countries.
This is something to think on....

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BEECHNUT13 5/13/2013 12:00PM

    It's not so much that the quantity of food is great in the US - it's that a lot of it is crap. And there was a good deal of crap in other nations as well.

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TERRI289 5/12/2013 8:23PM

    I am physcially ill looking at the small amount of food for a family in Chad and Mali....makes me feel like a glutton.... emoticon

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_MOBII_ 5/12/2013 8:22PM

    Thanks for posting this! I have also seen a similar comparison to the school lunches in different countries.
Its so sad to me that one of the greatest nations is so lacking in either the knowledge or the will to eat good things.

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STRONGDJ 5/12/2013 7:41PM

    Wow! Made me stop and think.

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    I think these are the same ppl that did "Material World" that shows the contents of households in different cultures - showcasing the huge difference between cultures and what they hold dear. I have the book. Although I've seen the link before, I never really looked at it from a point of health/nutrition before, always prosperity. It was a great reminder that part of who we are is what we eat.

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 5/12/2013 2:24PM


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LIVEDAILY 5/12/2013 12:38PM

    I've seen this before. It's a very enlightening glimpse into other cultures. Thanks for sharing!

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VONBLACKBIRD 5/12/2013 10:34AM

    Wow Thankful for what we have..and thought the same thing about the soft drinks..and processed foods. Hubby and I grow and can or freeze most of our veggies for winter so think our meals for a week would look much cola whatsoever in our house. Thanks for the eye opener.

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NEELIXNKES 5/12/2013 9:46AM

    Thanks for sharing. Unfortunately I know more than one American family who eat similarly to those photographed, well except for the insane juice consumption in that photo. Those bottles of juice would last 6 months in our house. Maybe more.

I was surprised at the number of countries that had at least one bottle of pop in the photo.

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AUGUSTDRAGON 5/12/2013 9:38AM

    Very interesting.

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KATYDID412 5/12/2013 9:19AM

    Wow -- really interesting!

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NIKKICOLE83 5/12/2013 9:18AM

    This was so interesting. I noticed that although Mexico consumes a TON of fresh fruit and veggies, they are drowning themselves in soda. On the flipside, the American family's food was about 95% processed. And we wonder why are kids are obese. By the way, did you notice how much bread Italy had on their table? Geesh! But at the same time, the entire family was thin. I don't know if Kuwait had the most balanced diet or if I was influenced by how freakin' clean their kitchen was! But in all seriousness, seeing countries like Mongolia, Chad, Mali and Ecuador survive on so little is a rude awakening. I am sure they could survive six months on what most of us countries consume in one.

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DAWNSJOURNEY 5/12/2013 8:54AM

    It really is truly Amazing the difference .. Thanks for sharing .. it gives us food for thought ..

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CLORNES 5/12/2013 8:51AM

    Wow! Pictures are really worth a thousand words.

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MERRY_XMAS 5/12/2013 8:49AM

Amazing... Thank you for sharing!

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