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Nov 15, 2007

What we eat

Mongolia: The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar
Food expenditure for one week: 41,985.85 togrogs or $40.02
Family recipe: Mutton dumplings

UPDATE: Here's the proper attribution: "©Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com; from the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. Ten Speed Press."

Someone posted this link over at The Oil Drum.

What the world eats

Go take a look.
It's a picture essay of families around the world surrounded by a week's worth of food. Light but interesting reading. I would like a per capita cost and calorie/nutrition breakdown but still the pictures are worth several thousand words.

6 comments:

pissed in NYC said...

It's a fascinating site. Thanks for the link.

ellroon said...

Nice catch, Sorghum Crow! It really brings it home. Look at the expense to the amount of packaging. Makes me want to plant more stuff out in the backyard...

ellroon said...

(stole your linkage...with credit!)

dguzman said...

Wow, great idea and thanks for the link. This is definitely worth thinking (and doing something) about.

I wish I had a greenhouse so I could continue to grow my own veggies in winter.

Suzy said...

We're one of the wealthiest nations in the world, yet we spend less than 10% of our total income on food.

I'm going to have to check this site, maybe tomorrow, prior to the Thanksgiving pig-out. It's like the Material World book, which I just love.

info@menzelphoto.com said...

"Hello Blogger:

We're pleased that you are interested in our work: we noticed that your site includes  copyrighted images from our book: Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. 

Since our projects are all self-funded and the way we pay for them is through book sales and licensing images, we hope you will understand our request:

We ask that you properly credit my photos (and any related text from the book) on your website, or else please take them down immediately.

Proper credit should read:

"©Peter Menzel www.menzelphoto.com; from the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats. Ten Speed Press."

Thank you for your prompt attention.

Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio, authors
www.menzelphoto.com"