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Friday, March 6, 2009

What people consume in a week worldwide.

Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca


Riding off of my manifestation from yesterday...many of us have no world perspective. Hunger is not just defined by the lack of quantity of food..the lack of quality of food is up in there also. So many of us think that we're not starving ourselves yet we are eating empty calories and our bodies aren't receiving the proper nutrients. This is the root of the health epidemic in places like the United States who though 'enlightened' seem to be hit with an over abundance of health issues.

Photographer Joao Batista has done a fascinating series of photos titled "The People and the Food They Consume in a Week.” He took snaps of families in countries around the world (including the U.S., Egypt, Poland, Chad, Mongolia, Greenland, Bhutan, and France) posing in their homes with the food they consume in a typical week. You can get a peek at it at the Meallennium blog. A Facebook login is needed for the full set.

Check it out.

4 comments:

Chi-Chi, The Original Wombman said...

I saw that set a while ago and it was very interesting. Gives a good perspective on things.

I totally agree . . . so much to eat yet still hungry. Such a paradox in this country.

C'BS ALife Allah said...

And what is sad is that for most here they don't even see the paradox

pixiepine said...

What an interesting post- thanks.

jaime88 said...

I saw those pix, and yes it's a very graphic representation. Food and soveriegnty - we indeed are what we eat. The parts that caught my attention in that photoessay were how much processed food/containerized food people around the world eat. And how much/how wide a variety of food. From what I understand a wide variety of nutrient dense, calorie sparse, high fiber foods is what humans generally thrive on. Thanks again for your post Brother.