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What People Eat In A Week, Photos From Around The World

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What People Eat In A Week, Photos From Around The World
Photo Peter Menzel

When you compare the amount food a typical American family consumes in a week with that of people in countries like Guatemala, Bhutan and Chad, you can't help but be astonished.

Photograher Peter Menzel highlights these diffrences in his book Hungry Planet: What The World Eats. The book contains full-page photographs of what families around the world eat in one week.

Menzel found that industrialized countries like the United States and have a tendency to favor processed foods while people in Ecuador, Bhuthan and India eat a more fresh fruits and vegetables. 

It's also interesting to note how colorful the food is in subtropical countries like Guatemala versus that of places with a more arid climate like Mongolia.

The photojournalist explains his remarkable findings in this TED Talk. What do you make of it all? Tell us in the comments below. 






All images by Peter Menzel via FStoppers

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