Thursday, September 25, 2008

Food Supply Comparisons from Around the World


What does your grocery cart fill with every week?? (photo courtesy: KC)

Some pictures speak a thousand words. In light of the food crisis, I saw one of the most interesting picture posts that compared a week's worth of food supplies for an average semi-middle-class family (I say "semi" because some countries lack a middle class) in different countries around the world: Bhutan, Chad, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, and USA. I've visited quite a few of these countries for extended periods of time; they are (unfortunately, in some cases) quite representative of the typical meals you'll find when you visit.

http://dalesdesigns.net/food.htm

(In addition, for some reason I'm trying to figure out where GDP, health, and/or happiness fit into these pictures. Any thoughts??)

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