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What the world eats

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Coach Nicole sent me the link to this awhile ago, and I thought it was totally fascinating and wanted to share.

It's amazing to me the differences in how much money is spent, what kinds of foods people eat (and how much they eat), and how that varies so much from country to country. Can you imagine only spending $1.23 per week to feed your family like the picture from Chad?

Were there any pictures you thought were interesting or surprising? If so, why?
http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519,00.html
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KRISTEC 11/27/2007 9:33PM

    Chad was clearly shockingly low - but lots of inexpensive garins. I was surprised by the low volume of food for the large family in Egypt!

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NELLIEC 11/27/2007 12:13PM

    It seemed that the family that spent the most per week also had the most packaged foods compared to fresh in their picture.

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JBELLI 11/27/2007 11:27AM

    My family of 6 spends about $250/week... what I find most interesting about the pictures is that even though some of the people are from countries I've never heard of and have cultures and customs so different from my own experience... when I see their families together and the looks on their faces and gleams in their eyes, I realize that at the core all of us are pretty much the same.

Thanks.

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LASEVDA 11/27/2007 11:15AM

    Amazing! It is interesting that soft drinks are common in different parts of the world.

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MOJO1971 11/27/2007 8:00AM

    My family definitely spends in the middle of these, but it makes me think that we should be spending more on fruits and veggies than on meats, and junk food is exactly that. I was disappointed by the fast food and pizza, because I know that with 4 kids, my table would include that as well. Thank you for these pictures, because it makes me think about what would be on my table for the week and what I would want to change. I actually might put everything out on the table after I go grocery shopping next time and see what it looks like and how I can cut back.

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L*I*T*A* 11/27/2007 4:00AM

    thanks for sharing,it does open ones eyes to the rest of the world,in comparison to the western world...................lita

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SHORTYGIRL1978 11/27/2007 12:38AM

  Looking at these photos made it very clear that most countries eat more fruits and veggies than Americans. I was surprised to see all the soda bottles in most the pictures. Im sure If I lined up how many soda's I use to drink I would be shocked too. Thanks for posting this. it was very interesting

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SANDYKMAC 11/27/2007 12:28AM

    Very interesting. I found it fascinating to see the similarities on so many of the tables. The corn flakes, the Ritz crackers and the sodas.

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ELAINEVDW 11/26/2007 12:55AM

    What a fascinating photo essay! I found all the soda and bottles of beer throughout the world very interesting. And I found the one family who had to live on a few bags of grain and a bottle of water for the week absolutely heart wrenching.

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LADYPI 11/21/2007 12:36PM

    Wow...I'm not sure what to say. Very interesting!!! Thanks for sharing- Deb

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GYPSYGOTH 11/21/2007 10:10AM

    wow, that's really cool. i want that book now!!

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AZKITTYKATE 11/19/2007 7:40AM

    Thanks so much for sharing that! It was fascinating!

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