Jan 31, 2008

Food Habits

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats "details each family's weekly food purchases and average daily life. The centerpiece of each chapter is a portrait of the entire family surrounded by a week's worth of groceries accompanied by interviews and detailed grocery lists."

You know there is a problem when a family of six in Chad lives off of a few bags of grains and a handful of fruits for a week, while some are fighting obesity and other degenerative diseases in other parts of the world.
What's up with the Coca Cola fascination outside of the U.S.A? Also, can someone tell those families in North Carolina and in England that processed foods really shouldn't be the base of their diets? Last but not least, if anyone's traveling to Bhutan, would you mind dropping off half a dozen of dentures for that family of 13 who lives off of $5 worth of food per week?

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