What the world eats…


In the brilliant book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, photographer Peter Menzel and journalist Faith D’Aluisio visited 30 families in 24 countries and photographed each with a week’s worth of food purchases.

The resulting photos provide a stark visual record of the fact that as soon as a nation moves above the poverty line, real food is increasingly shunned in favour of processed.

They are also a graphic illustration of why rates of chronic illness have skyrocketed over the last 50 years.

In the photo above, a family from Ecuador is posing with a week’s worth of food – and it actually looks like food.

Unlike the weekly “spread” of the US family depicted below…

You can view a selection of other photos from the book at the Food Matters TV website.

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