‘Hungry Planet: What the World Eats’ (Courtesy of NPR)

Imagine inviting yourself to dinner with 30 different families… in 24 countries. Imagine shopping, farming, cooking and eating with those families… taking note of every vegetable peeled, every beverage poured, every package opened.
Well that’s what photographer Peter Menzel and writer Faith D’Aluisio did for their new book, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.

Check out the photo of the Mendoza family of Guatemala and their gorgeous food spread for the week and compare their diet to the pathetic cardboard packaged food of their American counterpart. It is truly shocking and sad and we, supposedly, live in “a land of plenty?” I could eat at the Mendoza family’s house any day!

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{Thanks for the tip Sharon}

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  1. Jamie says:

    Wow that is a very intersting article. Being on the of the “richest” countries of the world we have paid a big price. (especially in our childrens health)Commercialism is running rampant even at the grocery store,(Its fast!, wholesome!prepackaged “homestlye food” is for you !) It lures you to spend more money,convincing you that the cost of everything is going up higher, therefore “I’d better work a few more hours..need to make more money..” It makes me sick and very sad..
    Its a daily struggle espcially with hungry teenagers..lol who want to eat everything..
    I guess though I am glad to see we spend less than these families. We are a family of five (kids are 13yo,9yo and 6yo) and shop primarily at Trader Joes and spend about $185.00/week sometime more sometimes less…

  2. Anais says:

    Hi Jamie

    Thank you for sharing your comments. It’s so true what you said. It’s truly a vicious circle.

    Thankfully we have TJ’s — great prices for great food! Families can’t afford places like Wild Oats or Whole Foods but TJ’s we can feed our family, too, with a such a small budget.