Photographer Peter Menzel has gathered an amazing visual documentation on eating habits around the world; each photo represents the food eaten in a week by the people in the photo (which implies that it is the number of people who live in the same household, even it that “house” is a cardboard box or a tin shack…). It’s eye-opening in many ways: The amount of junk food in any one of the American households outweighs nearly the entire weekly diet of a family in Chad; some cultures are starch-oriented (pastas, breads, potatoes), and others are meat-oriented. Click on the photo below to see a video compilation, with the countries labeled, of who eats what.
What do you eat in a week? How much is natural, how much is man-made? How much water and natural drinks (teas, fruit juices) vs. artificial drinks (sodas, syrups) do you drink in a week? Just curious…!