What the world eats

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A series of photographs and figures on MSN.com this week compares and contrasts food choices and budgets for typical families around the world. The slides are excerpts from the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, by Peter and Menzel and Faith D’Alusio. Each photo shows a family with a week’s worth of food, and their average weekly food expenses, with examples from the United States, Mexico, China, India and other countries.

The featured American family is pictured with large amounts of packaged and prepared foods, with their weekly grocery bill listed at $377. In contrast, the example of an Indian family shows an array of fresh foods and ingredients, with a weekly bill of $43.

The article also features a chart comparing the relative wealth and other demographic data from each of the countries. The chart lists the mean income in the United States at $45,840, highest among the featured countries. In India, where the featured family spends $43 per week on food, the mean income is $2,740.

View the article at MSN.com.

 

 



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