Hungry Planet: What the World Eats / Photobook

Peter Menzel, from the book, "Hungry Planet: What the World Eats."

Kuwait: The Al Haggan family of Kuwait City. Food expenditure for one week: 63.63 dinar or $221.45. Family recipe: Chicken biryani with basmati rice. By: Peter Menzel, from the book, “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.”

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats is a photo book project first published in 2007.  Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio traveled around the world to research what families ate, how they cooked and the costs of their food for one week.  As of this year, the book is just about a decade old; it seems more relevant today than it has ever been.

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With food industrialization, genetic modification and pesticides as our arsenal we’ve turned something that was once wholesome, nourishing and sacred into something entirely different.  If we don’t care enough about the food we put into our bodies what else will we care about?

Click here for more images and the entire Time article on the book

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp. Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23. Favorite foods: soup with fresh sheep meat.

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp. Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23. Favorite foods: soup with fresh sheep meat. By: Peter Menzel, from the book, “Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.”

 

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