What the World Eats

What the World EatsCheck out this photo essay at Time Magazine, taken from the book Hungry Planet by Peter Menzel. It shows what average families around the world eat in one week.

Above, the Ukita family's favorite foods are sashimi, fruit, cake, and potato chips. They spend about 37,699 Yen or $317.25 a week on groceries (Kodaira City, Tokyo). How and what families eat is changing "as rising world affluence and trade, along with the spread of global food conglomerates, transform diets worldwide." (from book's summary)