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How Different Families Around the World Eat...

In a world becoming smaller and more global, we'd like to see socio-economical and cultural differences growing smaller, but in the advanced year of 2013, works like that of photographer Peter Menzel still strike a tangible cord. In this work, titled: "Hungry Planet: What the world eats", Menzel went around the world and took photos of families and all they eat in a week. While some spend hundreds of dollars a week, some spend as little as a $1.23...

what families around the world eat
The Blender from Bargteheide, Germany (4 people)
Weekly food costs: 
US $500.07 

what families around the world eat
Jarvis family from North Carolina, USA (4 people)
Weekly food costs: 
US $341.98 

what families around the world eat
The Aokita from Kodirah, Japan
Weekly food costs: 
US $317.25 

what families around the world eat
Manzo family of Sicily, Italy (5 persons)
Weekly food costs: 
US $260.11 

what families around the world eat
The Hagans Kuwait City, Kuwait (8 people)
Weekly food expenses - 
US $221.45 

what families around the world eat
The Ksals from Cuernavaca, Mexico (5 persons)
Weekly food costs: 
US $189.09 

what families around the world eat
The Dong family from Beijing, China (4 people)
Weekly food expenditures - 
US $175

what families around the world eat
The Sobyakiznkis from Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland (5 persons)
Weekly food expenditures: U.S. $151.27 

what families around the world eat
The Ahmed family from Cairo, Egypt (12 people)
Weekly food expenditures: 
U.S. $68.53 

what families around the world eat
The Batsori from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (4 people)
Weekly food expenditures: 
U.S. $40.06 

what families around the world eat
The Yim family from Tingo, Ecuador (9 people)
Weekly food expenditures: 
U.S. $31.55 

what families around the world eat
The Namgais from Shingkhey village, Bhutan (13 people)
Weekly food expenditures: U.S. $5.03 

what families around the world eat
The Abubakar from Breidjing Camp, Chad (6 people)
Weekly food costs - 
U.S. $1.23 

Submitted by: Karen Hed

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