Photojournalist Peter Menzel traveled the world to document the eating habits of families in other countries. The author of Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, surveys 30 families from 24 countries and the food they eat during the course of one week. The book includes essays on how rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform eating habits worldwide.
It’s interesting to compare what’s on US and Britain’s tables compared to some of the others. we have to keep in mind these are just “average” families. We don’t know of any special dietary needs or if there are young children or seniors in the family. And we don’t know what their financial situations might be. We do know there is a correlation between having little money and the propensity to buy processed foods because they are cheap and filling (i.e., starchy/fatty).
What are your thoughts?