These amazing portraits feature pictures of families from different countries with a week’s worth of food purchases. The photos, from the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluision, reveal a stark contrast between cultures and expose the proliferation of processed foods in the western diet and in the diets of many developing countries. Some people have more to eat and, too often, eat more nutritionally questionable food. And their health suffers. It’s no wonder that we are seeing an increase in diseases related to diet & lifestyle choices. We also learn that diet is determined largely by uncontrollable forces like poverty, conflict and globalization.
Can I live with the family with the pizza?
Interesting to see that many countries still have a good amount of real vegetables and real foods on that table - but then you see USA and England and Germany, and it looks like someone raided a sweetie store….
What if natural products came with a list of ingredients?
While I truly do believe that eating naturally is the way to go (and probably your best shot of not getting cancers and the like is to avoid factory made food), it’s still a good thing to remember that chemicals are what life is.
Chemicals are what now you happy or sad, or alive at all, and we mustn’t judge them on their long and scary names.
Ideally, the healthy chemicals we need for life should get themselves a non-scientific “every day” name, like fruits and veggies have.
See more at the link - bananas, blueberries, to name but…. the other only 2 there are.