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.

(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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